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STI Course - Intimacy Etiquette for Film and Television
25 Apr 2018 :
This course will provide guidance on best practice for Actors, Producers, Directors, 1st Assistant Directors and Directors of Photography on working with scenes of intimacy.

This course will feature an industry panel on best practice chaired by Shimmy Marcus and a presentation by Ita O’Brien.
This course will provide guidance on best practice for Actors, Producers, Directors, 1st Assistant Directors and Directors of Photography on working with scenes of intimacy. 
Shimmy Marcus is a multi award winning filmmaker working across a variety of formats and genres. In 1999 he won the Miramax Script Writing Award for his feature script Headrush. Other critically acclaimed films include the documentaries Aidan Walsh – Master of the Universe, Imagining Ulysses, and Good Cake Bad Cake. His feature SoulBoy starring Martin Compston, Felicity Jones, and Pat Shortt had it’s Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and won Best Feature at the Gijon Int. Film Festival in Spain 2010.  A founding member of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, he is Artistic Director at Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting which he set up in 2014.

Ita O’Brien is a movement director and intimacy coordinator for film, television, and theatre. She teaches in some of Britain’s premier acting schools, publishes research, and devises her own work. She is currently working to establish best practice for producers, directors, and actors working with scenes of sexual content (Intimacy on Set).
Bow Street Screen Acting Academy and Screen Training Ireland are seeking participants for “Intimacy Etiquette for Film and Television”.

Participant Profile:
This course is aimed at Actors, Producers, Directors, 1stAssistant Directors and Directors of Photography.

Application Procedure:
Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie with a current CV by 12:00 on the 25th of April. For further information please email grainne.bennett@screentrainingireland.ie

Tutors: Ita O’Brien Shimmy Marcus, Creative Director, Bow Street Neasa Hardiman Mark Byrne, Head of Business Affairs, Element Pictures

Date: Monday, April 30th, 2018
Duration: 1 Day
Venue: Dublin City Centre
Cost: €0

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