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INTIMACY ON SET AND STAGE WITH ITA O’BRIEN: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR ACTORS, DIRECTORS, CREW & CREATIVES

10 Dec 2018 to 12 Dec 2018
December 10-12
This December the Equity Foundation will present a series of workshops and seminars with the world’s leading “Intimacy Coordinator” Ita O’Brien.
Event type: 
Workshop/Seminar
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
tbc
Region: 
National, Auckland

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Under-rehearsed or unsafe intimate scenes do not serve the production or keep the participants safe. There are countless examples of poor practice leaving actors with lasting damage and often compromising the production. 

The events across Australia and New Zealand will give actors, directors, producers, writers and crew from the stage and screen industries a unique opportunity to learn Ita’s best practice approaches to intimacy, simulated sex scenes, and nudity, implementing the Intimacy On Set Guidelines.

Ita O'Brien works internationally as an intimacy coordinator and movement director in film, television, and theatre. She also teaches in some of Britain's premier acting schools, hosts Intimacy on Set Workshops around the world, devises her own work, and publishes research.

Please read the event details carefully before applying. 
-There are three events per state specially created by Ita for members of the Australian and NZ stage and screen industries. 
-You may apply to attend multiple events in your state.
-You will be required to submit a ONE page PDF that includes a brief CV and headshot ( if available). 
-The applicants will be selected by Ita and a state-based industry judging panel.

EVENT 1. INTIMACY ON SET/STAGE SEMINAR: FOR WHOLE INDUSTRY (SCREEN & STAGE)

During this seminar Ita will introduce all industry professionals (ie producers, directors, actors, stage managers, assistant directors, company manager, designers, creatives and crew) to best practice approaches to intimacy, simulated sex scenes, and nudity. It will also be an opportunity to discuss how intimacy affects each role on a production and how to work together to create a safe space. This is three-hour seminar for approximately 75 participants. 

EVENT 2. INTIMACY ON SET/STAGE WORKSHOP: FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS (SCREEN & STAGE)

With theatre, TV, and film demanding ever more nudity and sexual content, how do actors and directors work to serve the production, and support the actor? This is a workshop for actors and directors interested in exploring clear guidelines when working with intimacy, and scenes with sexual content. This is a six-hour workshop for 10 experienced actors and 5 experienced directors/movement directors.

EVENT 3. AN INTRODUCTION TO INTIMACY DIRECTION: FOR POTENTIAL INTIMACY COORDINATORS (STAGE & SCREEN)

This is a workshop for those looking to work as an intimacy director/coordinator in the future.  It will be an initial introduction to the role and what it requires. This is a six hour workshop for a maximum of 10 participants. It is advisable for applicants to have attended Event #1 or #2 prior to coming on this workshop.

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Equity New Zealand

1 Nov 2018

Equity New Zealand is the industrial and professional organisation representing performers who work in New Zealand’s entertainment industries.