What is Intimacy Direction/Coordination?

Intimacy Coordination for TV and Film, or Intimacy Direction for theatre, is the codified system for choreographing and performing scenes of intimacy on stage and screen. This unique method allows for the creation of specific and repeatable choreography that effectively realizes the director's vision while prioritizing the safety and comfort of all those involved in the production.

 

Implementation of intimacy direction/coordination supports the whole creative team, and can help to build trust and communication within the ensemble which can ease unnecessary discomfort and awkwardness, and assist in prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Jessica is certified with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC), the leading organization for training high-quality intimacy professionals for theatre, tv and film. 

Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC)

Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC) is the leading organization for training intimacy directors for stage and intimacy coordinators for the screen and promoting industry-wide education and standards for the role. Jessica is the CEO of IDC and presents university and professional workshops across the country. 

Dr. Jessica Steinrock (she/her/hers) is a certified Intimacy Coordinator for TV and Film, Intimacy Director for Theatre. She has played an active role in shaping the creative vision and widespread impact of IDI. To learn more about her methods, teaching, and practice, email her at jessica.steinrock@gmail.com.