Intimacy Choreography / Direction / Coordination & Vulnerability Consultants

A collaborative team of movement specialists with a passion for creating safe,
and respectful intimacy environments for all areas of the entertainment industry

Christina Pitts

*Christina Pitts Jazzar (She/Her/Hers)

Lisa Stevens

*Lisa Stevens (She/Her/Hers)

Anisa Tejpar (She/Her)

*Anisa Tejpar

* Recognized by ACTRA as qualified IC practitioners

Review ACTRA’s Best Practices for Scenes Involving Nudity, Intimacy, Simulated Sex and Sexual Violence

What does an Intimacy Coordinator do?

  • Implements proper protocols for scenes containing intimacy, simulated sex, nudity or high emotional content
  • Liaisons between production and actors
  • Movement coaches for scenes with intimacy, simulated sex, and/or nudity
  • Advocates for all actors, including those underage with parent/guardian consent
  • Creates safe, respectful and joyful workspaces

When should an Intimacy Coordinator be engaged?

  • Whenever a rider is needed in a scene (simulated sex or nudity rider)
  • Whenever a power dynamic is involved in an intimate scene (Ex. Day player in intimate scene with season regular)
  • If an actor feels they need support with sensitive material
  • If an actor feels they need a bystander
  • If a director feels they need support communicating sensitive material to actors
  • If production would like to make a safer onset environment for the actors through the establishment of protocols surrounding simulated sex and nudity
  • If production would like to make a safer pre-production environment for all actors and staff engaging with each other intimately or when speaking/negotiating around the intimacy involved in the storytelling (Ex. wardrobe fittings, conversations about riders and scenes that display simulated sex, nudity or violence)