Intimacy Directors

Intimacy Directors work in live performance and are more than choreographers or movement directors. They are highly trained in methodologies that access, support and oversee intimacy practice during rehearsals and shows. They advocate for the performer and their emotional safety whilst choreographing and facilitating actions from kissing and making out to simulated sex & nudity.

Our intimacy direction work involves process from pre-production, intimacy choreography sessions, tech, dress, previews etc.  

Our Co-Founders are IDC certified Intimacy Directors and have trained with Tonia Sina (originated the intimacy director role) and Claire Warden (first intimacy director on Broadway). We now offer an IDI-UK certification programme for Intimacy Directors. 

All our registered intimacy directors have:

- Qualified as Intimacy Directors 

- CV with professional intimacy direction credits

- Worked with professional actors and directors

- In-depth practice of movement for actors/experience in the instruction of movement disciplines  

- Adult Mental Health First Aid (some have youth as well)

- Emergency First Aid

- Creative Industry Safety Passport 

- CPD registered training in: Sexual Harassment, Equality & Diversity, Unconcious Bias, Conflict Resolution and LGBTQ+ Awareness. 

 
Intimacy Coordinators

The Intimacy Coordinator is a new role that has been rapidly changing the film and media industry. IDI-UK has been at the forefront of such change giving guidelines to BECTU, EQUITY UK and contributing to Directors UK recent Nudity & Simulated Sex guidelines. 

Our Intimacy Coordinators are involved in 3 stages:

1. Pre-Production: meeting with Director, Producers, Actors and HoD. 

2. On-Set: liaising, choreographing, advocating and safeguarding. 

3. Post-Production: can offer support at post-production stage if needed. 

Our Co-Founders are IDC certified Intimacy Coordinators and trained under Alicia Rodia, the originator of intimacy coordination. We now offer an IDI-UK certification programme in intimacy coordination. 

All our registered intimacy coordinators have:

- Qualified as Intimacy Coordinators 

- CV with professional intimacy coordination credits

- Worked with professional actors and directors

- In-depth practice of movement for actors/experience in the instruction of movement disciplines 

- Adult Mental Health First Aid (some have youth as well)

- Emergency First Aid

- Creative Industry Safety Passport 

- CPD registered training in: Sexual Harassment, Equality & Diversity, Unconcious Bias, Conflict Resolution and LGBTQ+ Awareness. 

We support the SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA guidelines of intimacy coordination. 

 
Industry Guidelines & Rates

All our certified professionals have the following or equivalent:

- IDC / IDI-UK Certified Intimacy Coordinator or Intimacy Director

- Credits on-set as intimacy coordinators or in professional theatre as intimacy directors. 

- Experience working with Professional Performers and Directors

- Knowledge and experience in acting methodologies, movement for actors / dance / stage combat / bodywork and can instruct actors at a professional level. 

- Accredited CPDs in: Sexual Harassment & Bullying, Conflict Resolution, LGBTQ+ Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Unconcious Bias.

- Creative Industry Safety Passport

- Adult Mental Health First Aiders (some are Youth MHFA as well). 

- Emergency First Aiders

- No Criminal Record 

For Screen:

At present intimacy coordinating companies worldwide (IDC, IPA, ICA, ICC) are basing their fees and contract clauses on those of Stunt Coordinators. Thus, our IDI-UK Intimacy Coordinators are respecting BECTU, EQUITY UK & PACT stunt coordinator minimum rates and similar clauses. They are Sole Traders or Ltds and have their own rate card.    

For Stage: 

IDI-UK recommended fees depend on the size of production/theatre and are based on Equity, SOLT & ITC rates and the terms for choreographers & fight directors. We advise that fees should include but are not restricted to: preparation, session fee, intimacy kit etc. 

 

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