MENTORING SCHEME 2020/2021

Intimacy Coordination Mentoring Scheme For Under-represented Groups (UK)

Funded by the Film & TV Charity Community Grant

Supported by ScreenSkills  & Moving Body Arts

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To help nurture and raise representation in the UK's intimacy coordination community, we held the first ever fully funded mentoring opportunity open to those from under-represented groups. This scheme ran on a weekly basis from November 2020 until June 2021 and included group meetings, individual 1-on-1 meetings as well as on-set support. Organised by Intimacy Coordinator Yarit Dor, the scheme also included top guest practitioners from UK, USA and Canada. We are extremely proud of these new intimacy coordinators and thankful for the continued support of ScreenSkills and the Film & TV Charity Fund.

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For information on the scheme or for future mentoring opportunities contact Yarit via: info@movingbodyarts.com

 
MENTORING SCHEME GRADUATES
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Haruka Kuroda

Intimacy Coordinator

Fight Director

Performer

Haruka Kuroda (she/her) is an established actress, presenter, fight director and a voice-over artist. Originally from Japan and after graduating from Guildford School of Acting, she has been embarking on a career in the TV, Film, Theatre and VO industry. Using her bilingual skill, she has also worked as a language coach and an on-set interpreter.

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Rufai Ajala

Intimacy Coordinator

Cinematography Technician

Performer

”Roo” is the recipient of the Toronto Feminist Film awards. They co-authored the "ethical guidelines" and "model bill of rights" at Erika Lust Films. They also advocate for safe(r) & better working conditions in the film industry. They have direct experience in performing intimate and nude scenes and have worked as a Lighting and Cinematography Technician.
 

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Tigger Blaize

Intimacy Coordinator

Trans Consultant

Performer

 Tigger is from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, and trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College. S/he works in Theatre, TV, Film and Audio, facilitates workshops in Equality and Diversity and Mask Theatre, and does some ski instructing in the winter. Tigger is Vice Chair of Equity's LGBT+ Committee, and identifies as transgender, trans masculine and genderqueer.

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Mary Malone

Intimacy Coordinator

Theatre Director & Deviser

Performer

Mary is co-founder of multi-arts collective, Rita’s Kitchen and a graduate of the Contemporary Theatre BA course at East15 Acting School. She is a transgender actor, director, visual artist and dancer. Mary focuses on crossing different art forms and working collaboratively in order to create layered work exploring human connection, sharing queer voices and experiences. Recent screen acting credits include Starz and BBC Arts/New Creatives. 

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Asha Jennings-Grant

Intimacy Coordinator

Movement Director

Asha is a Movement Director working across the genres of theatre, dance, opera, music video and video games (Motion Capture). She has taught movement and delivered workshops at prestigious drama schools such as The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She is currently working on video game, Baldur’s Gate 3.

GUEST PRACTITIONERS

Scott Turner Schofield - USA

Trans Consultant

(Euphoria, HBO)

Megan Gilron - Canada

Intimacy Coordinator

(One Of Us Is Lying)

Dr. Francesca Sobande - UK

Lecturer on Race, Gender & Representation in UK Media (Cardiff University)

Teniece Divya Johnson - USA

Intimacy Coordinator

(Pose, FX)

David Thackeray - UK

Intimacy Coordinator

(Sex Education, Netflix)

Ann James - USA

Intimacy Coordinator

(The Shrink Next Door, Apple TV)

Jane Saunders - UK

ScreenSkills Mentoring Programme Manager