Directing Intimacy

Amongst directors, DEGANZ promotes education around safe and respectful practices when working on intimate scenes.

We offer introductory workshops, known as Directing in the Intimate Zone, based on the Equity NZ Guidelines and training developed by UK intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien.

Participants practise developing an intimate scene in a DEGNZ intimacy workshop in 2019

Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines for Stage and Screen

These Guidelines provide a framework for the stage and screen industries when creating and/or recording performances of intimate scenes, nudity, simulated sexual activity and sexual violence.

DEGANZ endorses the Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines, which cover best practice that directors should follow. They can be downloaded from the Equity NZ website.