What’s consent got to do with it?

Building Safety on Set after Me Too

The safety and well-being of actors on set is being prioritised producing a growing demand for intimacy coordinators. What has changed with intimate scenes in film and TV since the #MeToo movement? What are intimacy coordinators bringing to productions? What does this collaboration look like?

EWA Network with the support of the Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid is proud to present this panel where  Lyndsay Duthie, CEO of The Production Guild of Great Britain, intimacy coordinators Pia Rickman and Enric Ortuño and the Finnish actor Tom Rejström will discuss this topic. The panel will be  moderated by Pauliina Ståhlberg producer and director of the Finnish Cultural Institute after an introduction by EWA Network's Deputy, Alexia Muiños Ruiz.


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Lyndsay Duthie

Professor Lyndsay Duthie is the CEO of The Production Guild of Great Britain, at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden UK. She is an award winning film and television expert with over 20 years experience in the media industry: as an educator, television executive producer and broadcaster - with credits for BBC, ITV, C4, C5, SKY and Discovery. Lyndsay’s academic career led her to become Professor of Media Education and Head of School for Film, Media and Performing Arts at the University for the Creative Arts. Lyndsay has regularly appeared on SKY News, ITV and BBC as a media commentator. She is also the co-author of The TV Studio Production Handbook (Bloomsbury) and written a variety of book chapters and articles on film and television.

Lyndsay has served on the executive board for Women in Film and Television (WFTV) and has judged for the International Emmys, Royal Television Society and BAFTA Awards. She is currently on the executive committee for the Royal Television Society (TVC) and on the National Advisory Board for the British Film Commission and member of BAFTA.

Pia Rickman

Pia Rickman is a UK based Finnish Intimacy Coordinator and an Acting Coach. She is an established screen practitioner with 20 years of experience working across film and television including assistant directing and production managing roles. Pia’s recent Intimacy Coordination credits include feature films Tove (2020), Yellow Sulphur Sky (2021) and Friday (2022).

Pia is a lecturer and screen acting leader at BA (Hons) Acting and Performance course at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, and she also teaches at various film and drama schools in the UK and in Finland. In her work at higher education Pia integrates intimacy and consent practices into contemporary screen actor training.

Pia holds an MA in Actor Training and Coaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; MA in Performance Directing from Drama Centre, Central Saint Martins’ and BA in Media from Helsinki, Finland. Pia is the founding member of The Intimacy Practitioners’ Guild EU/UK (IPG) and co-founder of Nordic Intimacy Coordinators (NIC).

Enric Ortuño

Enric Ortuño is a UK based Spanish Intimacy professional certified by “Intimacy Directors and Coordinators USA”. He is also an Intimacy, Fight and Movement Director for theatre and a Certified Stage Combat Teacher by the “British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat”. He holds a BA in Musical Theatre and an MA in Movement Studies by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

He is a resident teacher at Italia Conti Acting School, ArtsEd and teaches regularly at RADA, Central School of Speech and Drama, Drama Studio London and has taught workshops in Spain, USA, Canada and Germany.

Intimacy Coordination credits include productions for and by Warmer Bros, AppleTv, BBC, Netflix, Channel 4, Amazon Studios and Sky TV.

Fight and Intimacy credits for theatre include e.g. the National Youth Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Romeo & Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre), Out of Sorts (Theatre 503), Crystal Clear (Old Red Lion Theatre), Jerker (King’s Head Theatre) etc.

Tom Rejström

Tom Rejström is a Finnish actor and performance maker. Tom plays the male lead in Claes Olsson’s upcoming feature film and TV-series Yellow Sulphur Sky (Solar Films, 2021).

Pauliina Ståhlberg

Pauliina Ståhlberg is a seasoned broadcast media professional with experience of all aspects of production from feature films to documentaries to live television. Ståhlberg has worked as a journalist, scriptwriter, producer and director for both national and independent companies such as Finland´s National Broadcasting Company (Yle) as well as for many others including the BBC, Discovery Channel and Netflix.

She was a Producer at Dionysos Films from 2018-2021, producing the second and third seasons of the Nordic Noir series Deadwind (Karppi), available on Yle and Netflix. Ståhlberg has a passion for culture in all its forms and is now the Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid.

Ståhlberg has studied at Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, the University of Glasgow and the University of Arts London from where she gained a Masters in Arts Enterprise and Management in 2018.