AVN Press Releases

The Web version of AVN Online Magazine, the adult Internet community's premier resource for those serious about doing business online.

Note: The following are press releases that were released from AVN over the past few years and are sorted in order of most recent to oldest.

01/31/2006 - Arabesque and Passport To Paradise Strong Contenders for GayVN Awards

January 30, 2006—San Francisco based Raging Stallion Studios was one of the top production companies nominated for the GayVN Awards---the porn Oscars®. Winners will be chosen at the Award Show in early March. Raging Stallion's top film, Arabesque, garnered a record number of nominations, including recognition for Best Picture, Best Director (Chris Ward), Best Music (JD Slater), Best Sex Scene, Best Group Scene, Best Packaging, Best Videography, and Best Editing. Arabesque also shared a nomination with The Red and The Black for Best All Sex Video. Passport to Paradise, Raging Stallion's big hit from the spring release season, also picked up numerous nominations, including Best Three Way, Best Latin Film, and Best Solo. The Red And The Black earned a nod as Best Leather Movie. Hole Sweet Hole, a fisting film, was nominated in the category of Best Specialty--Extreme, and Surf Shack from Pistol Media was nominated as Best Foreign Release. Two Raging Stallion exclusives, François Sagat and Huessein, were nominated in the Best Newcomer Category.

Company President and nominated Best Director Chris Ward was delighted at the nominations, especially for the Best Sex Scene nod for the Huessein / François Sagat Turkish Bath pairing in Arabesque. "That scene, " Ward commented, "was just about as good as it can get! Those men are among the hottest I have ever filmed and I feel that the Turkish Bath scene is probably the high point of my directing career to date!"

With 22 nominations, Raging Stallion ranks in the top tier of nominated companies. Ward was thrilled by the recognition, commenting, "2005 was a fine vintage for gay erotica--the quality of the films released was very, very high. To be recognized as among the top studios is very rewarding to all of us."

Additional information can be had at Ragingstallion.com or at 1-877-327-0707 (M - F 10a - 5p). Contact Raging Stallion Studios, Inc. 1155 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 415-503-1969 Michael@ragingstallion.com

Raging Stallion has expanded production to 24 major titles per year. Look for new releases every two weeks for the rest of 2006.

09/01/2002 - Talk Hard Radio goes beyond the gossip and launches trade-issue radio show online.

Talk Hard Radio goes beyond the gossip and launches trade-issue radio show online.

Hosted by adult Internet industry veterans Holly Moss and George Duwane, TalkHardRadio.com is a fast-growing Web-based radio show featuring interviews with industry leaders, highlights of the latest products, services, and news in the online adult market.

"Who is outdoing whom?" and "life after a customer cancels your pay site" are just a couple of the topics to be discussed in the coming weeks. Every other Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. PST, you can expect to find straight talk concerning the issues that matter most.

"Our goal at every show is to have a diverse group of guest speakers and listeners in the chat room at TalkHardRadio.com," said Moss. "It gives us a pulse and perceptive 'in' as to what's happening behind the scenes of the industry. At the same time, our goal is to keep the show fun and informative."

TalkHardRadio.com is a free Webcast brought to you by corporate sponsor AVN, along with co-sponsors HerbalO, GoodThinxx, Mansion Productions Inc., and Hardcore Money.

About AVN
AVN is the leading independent authority in adult entertainment, on- and off-line. The company publishes the monthly trade magazines AVN and AVN Online, along with various Web properties, including industry gossip site AVNInsider.com. It owns the leading trade shows InterNEXT Expo and Adult Entertainment Expo, provides content through the Web site AVNLive.com, and hosts the annual AVN and GayVN Awards ceremonies. For more information visit AVN.com or AVNOnline.com.