March 12, 2003 05:57pm
Jenna Signs Biggest Contract of Career with Vivid
Source: ClubJenna PR
by: Company Press Release
(VAN NUYS, CA) -- Jenna Jameson, the world's leading adult film star, today signed a new seven-year contract with Vivid Entertainment Group under which she will release at least 15 movies and begin directing films.
In a joint announcement, Vivid and Ms. Jameson's company, ClubJenna, Inc., also said she will star in the big-budget remake of the classic adult film "The Masseuse" to be shot in Europe and the United States later this year. Her male co-star will be the adult film actor and director Justin Sterling, who has directed previous films produced by the ClubJenna studio. The new contract also gives her the option to appear in future sequels to the popular Vivid series, "Where the Boys Aren't."
"This is by far the biggest, most important film contract I have ever signed and it is also likely to be the last in the adult sector," said Ms. Jameson, who has been a Vivid Girl for the past three years. "I am excited about the opportunity to direct films, and I expect we will be announcing some other exciting developments in the near future."
Steven Hirsch, a founder and co-chairman of Vivid, said: "We feel very fortunate to be able to continue our terrific relationship with Jenna, who is by far the most popular performer in the history of adult films. She is clearly the best at what she does, just as we feel that we are the best company to distribute and market her work. It's a perfect marriage."
Vivid distributed the first two films produced by ClubJenna, including the studio's first title, "Briana Loves Jenna," which was named by AVN as the best selling and renting adult film of 2002, and its second, "I Dream of Jenna," another sales phenomenon in VHS and DVD.
Jay Grdina, ClubJenna chief executive, said: "We've tracked sales numbers over the past year and see that sales of Jenna's features have been monumental and continue to grow. It makes absolute sense for Jenna to continue her partnership with Vivid."
Mr. Grdina said Ms. Jameson also would continue her mainstream entertainment ventures. The ReganBooks division of HarperCollins will publish the first of a two-book deal, "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star," this fall. She presently has a recurring role in the NBC political drama series "Mister Sterling," and she has had several Hollywood film roles, including feature parts in "Howard Stern's Private Parts" and "Porn 'n Chicken" from Comedy Central.
The Vivid Entertainment Group is the world's leading adult film company. It is well known for its "Vivid Girl" concept under which top adult film stars are signed to exclusive agreements that are styled on the old Hollywood contract star system. Since its founding in 1984, Vivid has placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment for the couples market. Vivid is known for its innovative technological advances such as full function DVDs and popular Websites including Vivid.com. Vivid is a major supplier of content for pay-per-view networks in North America and internationally and it licenses the Vivid name for condoms, novelties and other uses. For further information email RM@Vivid.com or call Ellie Reeve, 212-338-0050.
About Jenna Jameson:
Jenna Jameson is the actress who "put the star in porn star," according to Rolling Stone. Recognized by Adult Video News as the leading female adult star of all time, she has won virtually every honor the adult industry bestows. She has written a highly anticipated book on her life and sexual adventures for the ReganBooks imprint of HarperCollins, has a recurring role in the NBC political drama "Mister Sterling" and has been featured in movies such as "Howard Stern's Private Parts," the Comedy Central movie "Porn 'n Chicken" and the indie horror film "Samhain." She has hosted E!'s 'Wild On' program, has made countless television appearances and has debated at Oxford University in England. The first film her company produced, "Briana Loves Jenna," became the top renting and selling adult feature in 2002. In addition to her film career, Ms. Jameson heads ClubJenna, Inc., a management firm specializing in Internet development and marketing. Her Website, ClubJenna.com, is one of the most popular on the Web and she manages the Websites of other adult stars. Vivid Entertainment Group has selected her as a Vivid Girl and films produced by her own production company are distributed by Vivid. Ms. Jameson began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl. She has graced over 300 magazine covers and appeared in over 700 magazines, from Playboy, Esquire and Penthouse and Hustler to Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure and Jane. FHM ranks her as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Girls in the World and features a monthly column by her.