Explore the role of the intimacy coordinator in helping to facilitate a safe and productive environment on set.

Oct 26, 2024 - Oct 26, 2024

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $145
Workshop Duration: 3 hours (Saturday, 1-4pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 14

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Saturday, Oct 26 from 1-4pm ET.

Guided by intimacy coordinator and actress Hanna Hall (Forrest Gump, The Virgin Suicides, Halloween), this workshop will provide an in-depth exploration of the role of an intimacy coordinator in film and television production. Participants will learn the processes involved in working with an intimacy coordinator, from script breakdown and discussions with the director/showrunner to private conversations with actors. The workshop will also cover the essential skills and techniques needed to safely and effectively perform intimacy and simulated sex scenes while maintaining storytelling integrity.

Hanna Hall and Mark L. Young in Happiness Runs (Strand Releasing).
Instructor Hanna Hall and Mark L. Young in Happiness Runs (Strand Releasing).
Hanna Hall and Tate Donovan in Neal Cassady (IFC Films).
Instructor Hanna Hall and Tate Donovan in Neal Cassady (IFC Films).

 Topics that will be covered:

  • What is intimacy coordination?
  • Legal and ethical considerations.
  • Responsibilities and duties of an intimacy coordinator.
  • Collaborative relationships with directors, actors, and crew.
  • Benefits of working with an intimacy coordinator. 
  • Advocating for the well-being of actors.
  • Analyzing the script for intimacy and simulated sex scenes.
  • Identifying potential challenges and risks.
  • Developing a plan for intimacy choreography.
  • Communicating with the creative team.
  • Establishing the director’s vision for the scene.

Leave with a new sense of how to create a positive environment for producing intimate scenes.

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Instructor: Hanna Hall

Hanna (she/her) has been working professionally in the film industry for over 20 years. She won the Young Actors Award for her performance as Young Jenny in Forrest Gump at the age of nine and was nominated again for her role as Cecilia in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. She won Best Actress in the Beverly Hills Film Festival for her role in the indie film Happiness Runs. She has also performed in many intimate scenes, including her role in Rob Zombie's Halloween, and as a Guest Star in Masters of Sex. She has also guest-starred in episodes of Criminal Minds and The Purge. Her credits as intimacy coordinator include Netflix’s Tall Girl sequel, Daisy Jones and the Six, 1923, I’m a Virgo, Leverage: Redemption, and Queer as Folk. She is a graduate of Vancouver Film School where she studied production. Hanna's background as both a performer and working behind the camera in production gives her a unique perspective for understanding the needs of all parties involved. She believes that promoting a safe environment allows for the highest level of creativity possible.