Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Intimacy Director

Jennifer began her training as an intimacy coordinator under the mentorship of Ita O’Brien (Intimacy on Set, UK) in 2018 and is now fully accredited. Her screen credits include TV series, The Wilds (Amazon), Creamerie,  Ahikāroa and numerous short films and web series. She has taught workshops on intimacy for The Directors and Editors Guild of NZ,  Te Pou theatre, The Actors’ Program, Proudly Asian Screen Collective (PASC), Toi Whakaari, The Actors’ Program and The Equity Foundation.  Her stage credits include Six Degrees of Separation and Single Asian Female (ATC) and Semele (NZ Opera). As President of Equity NZ, she has been instrumental in developing guidelines for intimate scenes for the NZ screen and live performance sector.

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