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Anna Scott

ANNA SCOTT

Intimacy Coordinator

Through Anna Scott’s 20 plus year career as a Producer/Director and trained actor, it led her to explore the role of Intimacy Coordinator work. Duty of care has always been a priority for Anna, whether in her role producing reality TV stars, or on set with actors as an Intimacy Coordinator. Creating a safe space and a consent forward practice for on-screen people and performers is essential for safe- guarding all those involved in the industry.

Education

Anna did a BA(Hons) in Media with Cultural Studies, in Southampton, UK. She went on to get a diploma in acting at The London Centre for Theatre Studies, including Stage Combat training at LAMDA. She participated in The Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre summer program, as well as studying Meisner for many years at Playhouse West in Los Angeles. She has completed the Consent Forward Artist Program at Intimacy Directors & Coordinators (IDC) and Sexual Harassment & Abusive Conduct Prevention Training in the state of California.

Experience

As an actor Anna has performed in intimate scenes on stage and screen and understands the vulnerabilities that can arise in these situations, as well as learning the importance of having an Intimacy Coordinator on set and the role they play for the actor(s). Through her acting training, she has explored many different types of choreography; including Laban technique, Michael Chekov and neutral mask work, to help understand the ways the body can move to depict an emotion, action or indeed conceal those things. She’s been acting for over 15 years and worked as a producer/director for over 20 years with actors, hosts and the general public. Anna has years of experience advocating for the safety of those people on screen exposed to vulnerable situations or who are vulnerable themselves. She continues this work as an Intimacy Coordinator through story telling. Anna works to depict a directors vision, through collaborating with the actor(s), all within a consensual and safe environment.

Philosophy

I believe that actors are some of the hardest working and bravest people I know. To be able to expose yourself through performance and become raw to express an honest emotion, is no mean feat and takes courage. This exposure can feel amplified when you are performing in an intimate scene. For me, being able to conduct the best duty of care for actors and safeguard their physical and mental health within the storytelling process, is a privilege and I hope the role of Intimacy Coordinator/Director will become mandatory for all productions. In an over saturated industry, performers may feel they don’t have a voice or are worried that having a voice could be detrimental to their careers. I think it’s essential for actors to learn the importance of having agency over their bodies and to know their rights within industry protocols, specifically, in regards to performing intimate scenes.

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