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BRAVING PROFESSIONALISM – A new approach to keeping film sets fun and safe

As artists, we are meant to push boundaries, not to be confined by them. But there is a fine line between daring and harming others for the sake of achievement. In the post- #metoo movement time, the word out is that film sets have stopped being “fun”. In the mediation world, we learn of cases where a hug can become the reason for litigation. The pendulum has swung from a careless disregard for respectful behavior to a rigid interpretation of creativity.

Can we be professional and respectful while keeping a playful spirit at the same time? This workshop by mediation professional and filmmaker Carina Rosanna Tāutu will demonstrate how we can navigate the high demand for an equitable work space by understanding how to build healthy boundaries, trust, and strong leadership skills.

Utilizing Brene Brown’s BRAVING conflict resolution method, we will explore our options for establishing fearless and joyful film sets. The audience will be invited to share their stories and discuss possible solutions.

A free live online workshop – 90 minutes
Saturday, May 22, 12 pm PST (10 pm/Greece)
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Born behind the Iron Curtain in Romania, Carina Rosanna Tāutu is an independent film director and screenwriter with over 15 years experience filming around the world. In 2019, Carina founded EQ For High IQ, a mediation boutique firm based in Los Angeles, and currently serves as the producer and host for Beverly Hills Bar Association Mediator’s Talk webcast. She holds an MDR (Master in Dispute Resolution) from Pepperdine Law/Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, and MFA in Film from Columbia University in New York and MSc in Neurobiology from University of Bucharest. Apart from being connected to the Balkan wisdom, Carina has spent two decades learning contemplative arts and storytelling from rare wisdom lineages from the Americas, Tibet and the Middle East. She is also a former figure skater champion and a long term member of the Romanian National Figure Skating team. For more information visit https://eqforhighiq.com.