Portrait Ita O'Brien

Ita O'Brien

Intimacy Coordinator, Intimacy on Set



Conversation: What Does Intimacy Mean on Screen? 


Ita O’Brien is the UK’s leading Intimacy Coordinator and founder of Intimacy On Set, her company set up in 2018, which provides services to TV, film and theatre when dealing with intimacy, sexual content, and nudity.

Ita pioneered the role of the Intimacy Coordinator and since 2014 has been developing best practice Intimacy on Set Guidelines, which have been widely adopted in the industry and championed by the timesup movement and others, advocating for safe, fair and dignified work for everyone.

Ita has worked on numerous high profile productions including Normal People (BBC3/Hulu), Sex Education 1&2 (Netflix), Gangs of London (Sky Atlantic), The Great (Hulu) and I May Destroy You (BBC/HBO), and has been widely covered in the national and international media as the leading spokesperson in this space.