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Julia Effertz is an actress, holds a doctorate in literature and is Germany's first intimacy coordinator. After her acting training in Paris, Oxford and London, she worked in theatre in England. In 2012, she moved to Berlin, where she has since worked mainly as an actress for film and television as well as for German and international productions (including Das Netz – Prometheus, My Zoe, Soko Wismar, Der Lack ist ab). She began her training as an intimacy coordinator in 2019 with Ita O'Brien, the British pioneer in the field, and completed it in 2021 with Amanda Blumenthal in Los Angeles. Since 2019, she has been establishing best practice standards and coordinating productions for film, television and streaming platforms. Julia Effertz regularly speaks at festivals and on industry panels, trains creatives as well as production companies and teaches the next generation of producers, directors and actors. In 2024, her non-fiction book on intimacy will be published by EMF.