Want to be an Intimacy Coordinator? Meet Akala Newman

ICs work with actors' boundaries, exposure limits and wellbeing concerns so they can perform intimate and vulnerable scenes safely.

Hi Akala, can you tell us a bit about who you are and what you do?

My name is Akala Newman. I’m a Wiradjuri and Gadigal woman and an Intimacy Coordinator with Key Intimate Scenes (KIS). KIS is an Australian-based Intimacy Coordination Company which exists to support narrative content creators with specialist-trained Intimacy Coordinators for stage and screen. It’s great that the KIS training program has now been internationally recognised, having recently received accreditation from The Screen Actors Guild –American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) in the US.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports