Five years after the #MeToo Movement captured our attention, naming and shaming predators has not prevented discrimination, harassment, violence and abuse in creative productions. The missing piece is a reckoning about consent: what it is, how to request and give it, and what to do if something veers from consensual into “creepy”.
Assumptions about boundaries and abilities can lead to workplace injuries, complaints, and even lawsuits. If we begin from a place of consent, we increase safety, decrease liability, and increase creativity.
Join OMPA and WIF-PDX for a free one-hour panel discussion about the role of Intimacy Coordinators (ICs) on film sets. This is Part 1 of a yearlong discussion about consent and safety on set led by Producer, Director, Consent-Forward Artist, and OMPA Board member Windy Borman.
During the one-hour panel you will learn the 5 elements of consent, how they increase safety for everyone on set, and how an Intimacy Coordinator is more than an actor’s advocate. Along the way local ICs Kristen Elizabeth, Heath Hyun Houghton, and Rachel Mossey will dispel 3 common myths about Intimacy Coordinators and answer your questions.
The event is co-hosted by OMPA and WIF-PDX and sponsored by the Portland Film Office. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.