SOURCE: AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

December 06, 2010 11:00 ET

Vivid Entertainment Founder Steven Hirsch Will Keynote 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - Steven Hirsch, founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, will keynote the 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) with a discussion of the changing climate of the adult industry and the challenges that many studios, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers currently face. Joining him to moderate the discussion will be notable journalist Damon Brown, author of Porn & Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture. The keynote session, "Still on Top: How the Leading Adult Film company in the World Continues to Reinvent Itself," will take place on Friday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The adult entertainment industry has briskly evolved and continues to embrace new technology and business models," noted show spokesperson Sean Devlin. "AEE is pleased to present the head of the world's leading adult film company and one of the most-recognized global brands, Vivid Entertainment, to remark on the changing adult market and discuss Vivid's strategies to adapt."

The 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, which will host the AVN Novelty Expo for the first time, will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. AEE will run January 6th through 9th, 2011, and the AVN Novelty Expo dates are January 6 - 8. Attendees can register at www.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com.

Steven Hirsch founded Vivid Entertainment in 1984 and is the co-chairman of the globally recognized company. Hirsch differentiated Vivid early on by signing beautiful talent, 'The Vivid Girls,' to exclusive contracts, by developing films targeted for couples, and focusing on high production values and creating the first glamour magazine type packaging. The faces of Vivid Girls began appearing on billboards in high-traffic venues and regularly emerge in mainstream media.

Vivid is considered an industry pioneer and promoted many technological advances that have broadened distribution channels and content delivery systems. Most recently, Vivid popularized the "sex tapes" of celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Kim Kardashian, Jimi Hendrix, Kendra Wilkinson, Montana Fishburne, and many others.

The company also made headlines this past year for its parodies of super heroes. "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" from Axel Braun Productions is distributed by Vivid and was named Best Selling Movie by AVN.

Damon Brown is the author of several books, most recently Porn & Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture. Brown writes about sex, technology, music, and video games for Playboy, New York Post, Family Circle, and is the tech columnist for AARP Online and other publications. In 2009, Damon became Mobile Games Editor at About.com (http://mobilegames.about.com).

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