SAG-AFTRA Approves Path To Membership For Intimacy Coordinators

A resolution to establish a road to membership for intimacy coordinators, who act as liaisons and advocates between actors and productions when nudity and intimate moments are being filmed, has been passed by the national board of SAG-AFTRA.

According to Fran Drescher, president of the union, “the function of intimacy coordinators dramatically improves safety and well-being on sets and in films requiring personal situations.” Intimacy coordinators have incalculable value, and the National Board is committed to welcoming them into the SAG-AFTRA family and ensuring they receive the same benefits and protections as other members.

According to Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the union’s national executive director, “Intimacy coordinators, many of whom are already SAG-AFTRA members, have become a vital on-set resource for cast and crew alike.” This choice advances our goal of making on-set safety a standard and top priority across the whole industry, and we invite other brilliant and devoted individuals to participate with us.

The publishing of an intimacy coordinator register and pre-registry, which serve as a tool to aid producers in finding proficient and experienced intimacy coordinators, was announced by the union in June.

Drescher discussed voting rights and women’s rights in her president’s report, stating that “Everyone has the right to have their concerns voiced and considered. Even if you disagree with a particular vote’s outcome, you have a responsibility as an American to defend and protect the democratic process.

The heated two-hour discussion Drescher had with board members regarding the requirement for vaccinations in the industry’s Covid-19 standards is not mentioned in a press release about the meeting that was published on the SAG-AFTRA website.

Drescher criticised the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and referred to it as “blatant misogyny” in her remarks.

She also provided an update on the Green Council, a project she has been overseeing to promote more ecologically responsible business practises. Drescher stated that she has been speaking with allies and will shortly reveal the coalition’s full membership. They intend to hold their launch celebration in September or October of 2022.

She also gave the board an update on the new creative initiatives she is leading for the SAG-AFTRA magazine and an initiative to encourage members to register for electronic union communications and set up an online presence at sagaftra.org.

The Return to Work Agreement between the joint unions and the AMPTP has been extended through September 30, according to Crabtree-Ireland, who also noted that “the provisions of the agreement successfully allowed the industry to return to work while protecting the health and safety of cast and crew.”

Results for the fiscal year 2022 were delivered by Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher and Chief Financial Officer Arianna Ozzanto. According to the union, “the year finished with a strong surplus, beating both revenue and spending projections.”

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