VIVID ENTERTAINMENT LANDS A RECORD 168 NOMINATIONS FOR 25th ANNIVERSARY AVN AWARDS
LOS ANGELES – (November 28, 2007) – Vivid Entertainment Group, the world's leading adult film producer, has received a record 168 nominations in the 2008 AVN Awards competition. The winners will be announced Jan. 12 at a gala 25th anniversary event in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Two Vivid Girls, Monique Alexander and Savanna Samson, will vie for Female Performer of the Year, one of the top awards.
"Layout" a big budget film released in April, received a total of 20 nominations. Its star, Vivid Girl Briana Banks, will be up for Best Actress in a Film and its director Paul Thomas for Best Director Film. He also is up for Best Director Body of Work, a new category. Winning either would mean his eighth Best Director AVN Award.
"Debbie Does Dallas...Again," another big budget Vivid film and the subject of a Showtime television series, received 16 nominations. Its star, Stefani Morgan, was nominated for Best Actress Film for her role as well as a Best Couples Sex Scene nomination for her performance with Derrick Pierce. Ms. Alexander was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress Film for her role in the movie.
"Janine Loves Jenna," a co-production with ClubJenna starring Jenna Jameson, also received 16 nominations, including Best Actress Video for Ms. Jameson, Best Supporting Actress, Video for Janine as well as Best All-Girl Sex Scene and Best Couples scene.
Other Vivid movies receiving multiple nominations included "Sex & Violins," 14; "Flasher," 12; "American Dream," 4; "Where the Boys Aren't 18" and "Stood Up," 3 each. "Fashion Underground" a co-production with Teravision, received eight nominations.
Vivid swept the nominations in a number of film categories, including: Best Actress and Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Actor, and Best Screenplay.
The new Vivid-Ed series directed by Tristan Taormino received 2 nominations, while "Chemistry 3" the third volume in her award winning series also earned 2 nominations for Best Director Non Feature and Best Gonzo Series.
Eon McKai received a nomination for Best Director Non-Feature for "Girls Lie" and Charlotte Stokely was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the same movie. They were among 13 nominations for various Vivid-Alt imprint releases.
Vivid Girl Tera Patrick, who will be the host of the AVN Award Ceremonies, was nominated for the Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year award, as was Ms. Samson, who is also up for Best Actress Video for her work as the star of "Stood Up."
The Vivid Entertainment Group is the world's leading adult film company. Founded in 1984, Vivid pioneered the "Vivid Girl" concept, under which top adult film stars are signed to exclusive agreements that are styled on the old Hollywood contract star system. Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment for the couples market. It has created wide brand-name awareness through its films and through licensing and marketing programs that extend to advertising, book publishing and such products as apparel, virility supplements, condoms, snowboards, calendars and comic books. The company is known for its innovative technological advances such as full function DVDs, a fast growing wireless program that is already active in 20 countries, its Burn-to-DVD technology and its popular website www.vivid.com. Vivid is the first adult company to release a movie on both HD DVD and Blu-ray with "Debbie Does Dallas…Again." The company is also the first to release a title direct and exclusively to Video on Demand. A reality series about the making of the "Debbie" movie has become a popular Showtime TV series. Vivid is a major supplier of content for pay-per-view networks in North America and internationally. The best selling hardcover and paperback book "How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide" was co-authored by the Vivid Girls and published by HarperCollins.
The company's Vivid-Alt imprint is headed by Eon McKai, alt-porn's dominant icon. McKai has been widely credited as the founder of this new and edgy film genre. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Village Voice. Visit Vivid-Alt's popular website www.vividalt.com. Tristan Taormino, popular columnist with The Village Voice and an award winning director has also launched a Vivid-Ed imprint for the company. Visit www.vivid-ed.com.
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11-28-2007 02:52 PM