An Introduction to Intimacy Coordination in Film and TV w/ Amanda Blumenthal

Listen to our podcast conversation with Amanda Blumenthal, intimacy coordinator for film and television, recorded live at the 2024 edition of Meeting Point Vilnius.

In the latest episode of the Showcast, recorded live from the 2024 Meeting Point Vilnius, part of the Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithuania, TFV’s Matt Micucci sits down for a conversation with Amanda Blumenthal, a trailblazer of intimacy coordination within the audiovisual industry.

Blumenthal, founder of the Intimacy Professionals Association, leads the charge in creating safer environments on set for performers involved in scenes of nudity, simulated sex or other intimate content. She assists directors in realizing their creative vision, while also addressing legal considerations and other crucial aspects.

This role is relatively new in the audiovisual industry and Blumenthal shares her expertise, as she discusses its defining characteristics and the factors driving its emergence. Furthermore, she delves into her journey, from her background as a sext and relationship coach for private clients to her advocacy work on sexuality, highlighting the growing significance of intimacy coordination in today’s evolving media landscape.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

(Featured photo: Amanda Blumenthal)

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Image: AVP Summit

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