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Vivid Studio Insider for January 13, 2006
Vivid Studio Insider for January 13, 2006THE NEW DEVIL IN MISS JONES SWEEPS THE AVN AWARDS -- Vivid Entertainment scored a “3PT” at the 2006 AVN Awards as “The New Devil in Miss Jones” was chosen as Best Film the third year in a row Vivid has won the category. The New Devil” swept the film awards with nine honors. Director Paul Thomas won Best Director (he’s the PT in “3PT” since features he directed for Vivid also won Best Film in 2005 for “The Masseuse” and in 2004 for “Heart of Darkness.”), Savanna Samson won Best Actress, Jenna Jameson won for Best Supporting Actress and both of them won Best All-Girl Sex Scene, and the film was honored for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Screenplay. After the ceremony, Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch said, “We all knew the film was great, but we are absolutely thrilled that the judges have given it such a uniform endorsement. We wanted to pay homage to the original and these awards are quite a tribute. We’re even more delighted that this marks a ‘3PT’ for us since we’ve now won the Best Film award three years in a row.” The awards for “The New Devil in Miss Jones” were among 12 given to Vivid during the ceremony: “Jenna Loves Pain,” a co-production with ClubJenna won for Best Specialty Film BDSM, the honor for Top Renting Title of the Year award went to “Jenna Jameson Is The Masseuse” and Best Anal Sex Scene Film went to “Sentenced” with Audrey Hollander and Otto Bauer.
VIVID PRESENTS XXX COMEDY NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD JAN 19 -- Vivid Girls Monique Alexander and Stefani Morgan will CO-host a new, monthly comedy event that debuts at The Hollywood Improv (10 p.m. on Thursday) Jan. 19th. Vivid will be teamed with a group of fearless comedians that include Daniel Tosh, Todd Glass and Chelsea Handler for the series innovative series. In addition to the show, audience members will receive a special gift bag courtesy of Vivid. Tosh has appeared on such television shows as "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and VH-1’s "Best Week Ever." Todd Glass has appeared on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing" and television shows including "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Politically Incorrect" and Showtime's "Full Frontal Comedy." Chelsea Handler is best known for her work on the television series "Girls Behaving Badly" and as a correspondent for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Tickets are now on sale for $15 each and can be purchased through the Improv website (www.improv.com) or by calling 323-651-2583. The Hollywood Improv is at 8162 Melrose Avenue.
STEVEN HIRSCH IS “ON THE MONEY” -- By satellite live from the floor of the AEE Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch was interviewed January 6th on the CNBC program “On The Money.” The segment was called “The Power of Porn.” Steven noted that “technology is the headline” for 2006 for the adult industry and “the adult industry leads the way in applications such as iPods and Sony PSP.” He said one reason is that the adult producers “don’t have to go through some of the red tape that the Hollywood companies do…we’re there and we’re doing it now.” He noted that members can go to Vivid.com today and download content for their iPod. “The industry is looking at 40 billion downloads and we’re going to be a big part of it,” he said.
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