January 21st, 2019 by lightsoutherncinema
As a performer on a Lightsouthern set, I am entitled to the following
1. PRE – SHOOT
1a) I have the right to know who my co-performer/s will be.
1b) I have the right to know how much I am being paid and how.
1c) I have the right to understand the idea/ concept of the scene, provide feedback and raise concerns.
1d) I have the right to be aware of the duration I’ll be be on-set, and how long the actual filming will take.
1e) I have the right to know what acts I will be required to perform in the scene.
1f) I have the right to know the location the shoot will take place and who will be on-set.
1g) I have the right to inform the Director/ Producer if unsure about any request.
1h) I have the right to use safe sex barriers and to not lose the work if I choose to use condoms, dams, gloves etc.
1i) I have the right to be informed of and review any last minute changes – I have the right to refuse changes if I don’t feel comfortable.
1j) I have the right to be informed of which online platforms the final content will be located.
1k) I have the right to refuse any sexual act I’m not comfortable with.
1l) I have the right to all the correct information regarding STI testing, so I’m fully aware of the risks involved with unprotected scenes.
1m) I have a right to be sent a copy of the release forms, so I understand what I am signing prior to the shoot.
2. ON – SET
2a) I have the right to be paid the agreed amount and in correct manner when I arrive to set.
2b) I have the right to cancel the scene at any point.
2c) I have the right to sight my co-performer/s STI results and ask any questions related to them.
2d) I have the right to conduct a pre – shoot visual health check on my co-performer/s.
2e) I have the right to shower alone before and after my scene, be provided with fresh towels, and have a space on-set to relax alone if I need it.
2f) I have the right to access a first aid kit, safe sex barriers and accessories (lube etc).
2g) I have the right to a meal (with allergy/ preference considerations) and beverages provided by Director/ Producer (shoots over 3 hours).
2h) I have the right to a safe, clean, respectful and friendly working environment.
2i) I have the right to inform the Safety Officer, Producer/ Director any Crew member of any inappropriate behaviour, or if I’m unsure about anything (even the crew themselves).
2j) I have the right to be treated by all crew in a respectful and courteous manner.
2k) I have the right to not be pressured to engage in anything that makes me feel uncomfortable.
2l) I have the right to a witnessed discussion before the scene to talk about hard limits and explicit boundaries with my co-performer.
2m) I have the right to engage in a ‘dry run’ to establish which acts I can/ cannot engage in with my co-performer, identify parts of the body that we do not consent to be touched throughout the scene, to further clarify consent and shoot limits.
2n) I have the right to my co-performer understanding that sex on camera is different to sex in real life, that fact that we are being paid to have sex, does not give anyone a right to my body in any way, nor does it make me give up my autonomy.
2o) I have the right to vocalise my boundaries/ limits and revoke consent to sexual acts throughout the scene and prior within the ‘dry run’.
3. POST – SHOOT
3a) I have the right to provide the Director/ Producer feedback positive or negative as per the Fair Work Act, firstly in a verbally non-threatening manner, then secondly in writing without it hindering potential future work.
3b) I have the right to a follow-up conversation with my co-performer if I was involved in a (kink/ fetish) scene that involves aftercare.
3c) I have a right to a follow-up conversation with my co-performer if I have direct feedback for them positive or negative. This information will be kept confidential.
4. Performer Personal Responsibilities
4a) Arrive to set on time, ready to shoot with all requested items from Director/ Producer.
4b) Being STI tested within the time frame requested by Director/ Producer.
4c) Bring current photo ID, plus STI results to set each time.
4d) Read and sign the contract/ release forms correctly and ask questions if unsure about anything.
4e) Communicate with the Director/ Producer if I have health issues, grooming issues or personal problems pertaining to the shoot.
4d) Exercising safe words and personal limits.
4e) When in-test for a planned scene, not engage in any unsafe activity that puts my co-performer at risk.
4f) Willing to be transparent about my sexual history within the testing period to my co-performer/s.
4j) Keep any personal information I discover, completely confidential.
4k) Ask questions when I am unsure about a directive or request.
4l) Assert my personal boundaries and make them clear to my co-performers, Director/ Producer and Safety Officer.
5. UNACCEPTABLE ON-SET BEHAVOUR
These actions will result in the performer being asked to leave set immediately without pay.
5a) Arriving intoxicated and/ or becoming intoxicated on-set prior to completion of filming.
5b) Engaging in any sexual/ physical acts (including showering) with anyone on set, off camera at any time.
5c) Breaching consent or sexually harass, pester or coerce anyone on-set at any stage.
5d) Gossip. Discussing other members in the industry in a derogatory way. As mentioned above if you do have concerns about someone you must talk directly to the Director/ Producer prior to the shoot.
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