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VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 14th, 2005

VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 14th, 2005

VIVID TEAMS WITH LIL JON FOR TWO FEATURES

---Vivid has signed

a two-picture deal with multi-platinum "crunkmasters"

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.

Says Lil Jon: "Working with Vivid means we've

gone right to the top of the adult industry. We're

gonna have some fun, with hot sex and lots of

crunk-ass parties." Lil Jon is the "King of Crunk,"

known for his high-energy style of rap with heavy

bass beats and repetitive lyrics. Crunk refers

to his high-energy drink preference as well as

a lifestyle that emphasizes partying. The Vivid

projects came about after Lil John "expressed

an interest in doing something with the Vivid

Girls and with the Vivid promotional machine?he

wanted me to produce it for him," Christian

Mann, owner of Video Team, told AVN.com.

Production on the first feature began last week,

with a working title of Lil' Jon & The East Side

Boyz Vivid Vegas Party. The second feature is

tentatively titled Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz

Nightclubbin'. Vivid Girl Mercedez is among the

talent scheduled to work with Lil Jon, who will

have a non-sex role in the videos, which will

be released in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

VIVID-THE CLUB OPENS IN LAS VEGAS

---Vivid has teamed up with leading

restaurant operator ARK Restaurants Corp.

to open an upscale nightclub at The Venetian

Resort Hotel Casino. VIVID-The Club is

a state-of-the-art club that got a preview launch

last week at an AVN Awards after

party, and opens to the public on Tuesday, January

11th. Upon entering the club, guests walk under

20 ft. long wood trellises with syncopating beams

of light that lead them into the main room. The

club's interior design features the rich colors

of dark stained wood columns highlighting violet

and burgundy wall coverings.

Located at The Venetian on the second-level balcony

overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, VIVID provides

a stimulating space and sensual atmosphere perfect

for dancing and intimate conversation with friends.

The club features extraordinary technology that

includes three-dimensional, holographic silhouette

images of dancing girls projected throughout the

club to create the illusion of live dancers. Additionally,

the dance floor is surrounded by a 25 ft. wide

light-emitting wall containing thousands of tiny

bulbs. Says the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

"It's no big surprise that Vivid, the reigning

brand name in porn, would establish a presence

on the Strip. But the surprise is that the branding

came with a nightclub -- and not even a topless

one -- instead of lending the Vivid name to another

topless dance revue." The newspaper quotes Steven

Hirsch as saying: "This is the type of

business we want to be in. It typifies the Vivid

lifestyle, which is beautiful people and a sensuous

atmosphere. When people think of Vivid, they think

of the adult entertainment company. Along with

that goes a certain connotation of the type of

people that we'll have at the club and what type

of girls will be there, as opposed to just having

a generic name for a club."

Vivid Girl Savanna Samson on January Xcitement cover.

XCITEMENT SAYS SAVANNA IS VIVID'S BAD

GIRL ---Xcitement,

the widely distributed gentlemen's club magazine,

features Vivid Girl Savanna Samson

on its front cover this month with an attention-grabbing

headline: "Savanna Samson: Vivid's Bad Girl."

Savanna, who got her start as a dancer at the

famous Scores in New York City, is featured in

a six-page photo layout inside the magazine. In

an accompanying article and interview, managing

editor Cindi Loftus writes: "The

first thing you'll notice about Savanna Samson

is that she is beautiful; the next thing will

be her warm smile. After you talk to her for a

few minutes you'll discover her intellect, her

sense of humor and how open and easy to talk to

she is." Loftus says Savanna gives her all to

everything she does and is "the porn world's over-achiever."

In the interview Savanna reveals some exceptionally

detailed secrets about her enjoyment of sex, which

is apparently how the magazine came up with the

"bad girl" tag.

VIVID WINS BIG AT AVN ---Vivid

Entertainment Group won 13 top honors

at the 2005 AVN Awards show in Las Vegas on Saturday

night (January 8), the most of any single studio.

The awards have been called the Oscars of adult

entertainment. Vivid won Best Film recognition

for The Masseuse, which

earned a total of seven awards. Vivid

Girl Jenna Jameson and her husband/partner

Justin Sterling were chosen as

Best Actress and Actor respectively for their

work in the Vivid production, The Masseuse.

Vivid was also the distributor of Bella

Loves Jenna, which won Best Video Feature.

Vivid directors Paul Thomas and

David Stanley were chosen as

best directors; Thomas for his work in film on

The Masseuse and Stanley for his directing in

video with Pretty Girl. Vivid

Girl Savanna Samson, who was co-host

of the awards on Saturday night, was honored twice:

for Best All-Girl Sex Scene (in The Masseuse

with Jenna) and Best Group Sex Scene (in Dual

Identity).

VIVID SCORES HIGH IN DVD TALK "BEST OF

2004--- The adult DVD online review site

DVD Talk says Vivid had four of the top ten releases

in 2004, including the best of the best. DVD

Talk says #1 is "Jenna Jameson

Is The Masseuse," noting that "The remake

of a popular classic porno, the movie showcased

Jenna as a lovely young gal that connects with

her client at a local massage parlor, leading

both of them to places they've never been. A combination

of sex that fit the plot, attractive costars,

and the ability of the cast to actually act in

a competent manner, The Masseuse proved to be

Paul Thomas' best movie of the year." In an unusual

departure, DVD Talk included a "second opinion"

that concluded that "Bella Loves Jenna"

was in fact the best feature of the year. There

was no mistaking the heat generated when two porn

legends, Jenna Jameson and Belladonna, got together

to show that established stars could be just as

blazingly hot as any flavor of the month cutie."

The other Vivid productions in the top ten "Tera

Tera Tera" ("Simply put, she has an avid

fan base and this movie amounted to the Holy Grail

for those fans to see her in action once more.")

and "The 8th Sin" ("This movie

was incredible. This was one of those few porn

features that tries, and succeeds at being the

whole package.").

MERCEDEZ IS GENESIS COVER GIRL ---

Vivid Girl Mercedez is on the

cover of the February issue of Genesis on sale

now nationwide. The issue also includes pictorials

of Vivid Girls Jenna Jameson,

Tera Patrick and Malezia.

The cover story features 10 pages of stunning

photos of Mercedez fresh from the shower, along

with a brief article that concludes Mercedez "is

becoming porn history in the making."