For Immediate Release | Industry Powerhouse Wicked Pictures Earns Over Forty 2012 XBIZ Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA - (NOVEMBER 18, 2011) – Nominations for the 2012 XBIZ Awards have been announced, and Canoga Park-based adult industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures is pleased to report that the company and the lines it distributes have received over forty major accolades. Already an XBIZ Editor’s Choice, director Sam Hain’s spectacular deep space thriller Horizon led the way for the company with twelve nominations. The innovative epic’s breathtaking special effects, solid performances, outstanding production values and exciting action sequences were recognized with such coveted accolades as Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year (Individual Project), Acting Performance of the Year (for jessica drake) and Marketing Campaign of the Year (Individual Project). Filmmaker Brad Armstrong’s hit satire The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody was similarly honored; the musical comedy's nine nominations included accolades for Parody of the Year, Director of the Year (Individual Project), Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. In other categories, writer-director-performer Stormy Daniels’ excellent release Girlfriend for Hire was honored with an Acting Performance of the Year nomination (for Rocco Reed), while her first title for the new Wicked Passions line, Heart Strings, received a nomination for Couples Themed Release of the Year. Another Wicked Passions release, Brad Armstrong’s A Touch of Seduction, received nominations for both Couples Themed Release of the Year and All-Black Release of the Year. Fittingly, Armstrong was also honored with a nomination for Director of the Year (Body of Work). And speaking of the company’s exciting new product lines, writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s informative sexual wellness series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex was honored with a Specialty Release of the Year nomination (for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal). The glamorous Wicked Girl was also recognized with three accolades that spoke to the richness of her career – Crossover Star of the Year, Porn Star Site of the Year and Female Performer of the Year. And Wicked Pictures was recognized with three major studio nominations – Studio of the Year, Feature Studio of the Year, and Studio Site of the Year (www.wickedpictures.com). Other lines distributed by the company, including Video Marc Dorcel, Abby Winters, and JoyBear Pictures, all received major nominations, with Dorcel receiving no less than six – including European Studio of the Year. Reflecting on his company’s performance in 2011, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein appreciates the diversity of the XBIZ nominations. “We would like to thank XBIZ for recognizing our company on so many different fronts. We continue to be proud of the efforts of our directors and stars. We had several 'firsts' this year that were acknowledged. Our first movie by Sam Hain, Horizon, was also his first non-parody feature. And in a sea of parody movies, Brad Armstrong shot the Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked's first and only parody, and it also received many nominations. Our two new lines that mean so much to us, the Wicked Passions series from directors Stormy Daniels and Brad Armstrong, and the jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex line, have also received nominations. We are equally proud of nominations that aren't 'firsts' for us, like Brad Armstrong and jessica drake both receiving nominations for their bodies of work. We also continue to be proud of the efforts of the foreign studios whose products we distribute, Marc Dorcel, Abby Winters and JoyBear Pictures, and we are happy to see them enjoy continued success.” Please see below for a complete listing of Wicked’s 2012 XBIZ nominations. ANARCHY Couples Themed Release of the Year GIRLFRIEND FOR HIRE Acting Performance of the Year Male-Rocco Reed HEART STRINGS Couples Themed Release of the Year HORIZON Feature Movie of the Year Director of the Year Individual Project- Sam Hain Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Art Direction Best Special Effects Marketing Campaign of the Year Acting Performance of the Year Female-jessica drake Supporting Acting Performance of the Year Female-Kimberly Kane Supporting Acting Performance of the Year Male-Xander Corvus Non-Sex Acting Performance of the Year-Andy San Dimas Screenplay of the Year jessica drake’s GUIDE TO WICKED SEX: ANAL Specialty Release of the Year ROCKI WHORE PICTURE SHOW: A HARDCORE PARODY Parody Release of the Year Comedy Director of the year Individual Project- Brad Armstrong Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Art Direction Marketing Campaign of the Year Acting Performance of the Year Male- Mac Turner Supporting Acting Performance of Year Female- Alektra Blue, Rocki Whore Non-sex Acting Performance of the Year-James Bartholet SEXY Vignette Release of the Year TOUCH OF SEDUCTION Couples Themed Release of the Year All-Black Release of the Year WICKED PICTURES PERFORMER/DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS Director of the year body of work-Brad Armstrong Female performer of the year-jessica drake Crossover star of the year-jessica drake Porn star site of the year-jessica drake.com WICKED PICTURES Studio of the year Feature Studio of the year Studio site of the year-wickedpictures.com VIDEO MARC DORCEL European Studio of the Year European Feature Release of the Year -Bangkok Connection European Feature Release of the Year-Jade Sexy Secretary European Feature Release of the Year -Les Filles De La Champagne European Non Feature Release of the Year-Jade Secretaire Deluxe European Non Feature Release of the Year -Pornochic 21: Aleska & Angelika JOYBEAR PICTURES European Feature Release of the Year -Chloe’s Column ABBY WINTERS Adult Site of the Year Membership (Solo/All-Girl)-Abbywinters.com Amateur Release of the Year-Girls Satisfying Girls, Abby winters For more information please visit www.wicked.com and www.wickedb2b.com. ###