DIGITAL PLAYGROUND NOMINATED FOR 8 XBIZ AWARDS
Starlets Jesse Jane and Riley Steele Nominated for Top Honors for their roles in Digital Playground’s “Teachers”!
December 21, 2009 — VAN NUYS, Calif. — The 2010 XBiz award nominations were announced Wednesday, and Digital Playground received nominations in eight categories. Digital Playground is nominated for Studio of the Year, Feature Movie (“Teachers”), Gonzo Release (“Filth Cums First 4”), Gonzo Series (“Jacks Playground”), Body of Work Director (Robby D.), Female Performer (Jesse Jane®), New Starlet (Riley Steele™) and Movies and Productions Marketing Campaign (“Pirates II”) Steve Javors, the Editor-in-Chief of XBiz Premiere states, “Digital Playground continues to impress critics and fans alike with a stellar 2009. The company introduced one of the industry’s fastest-rising stars, Riley Steele, to the masses and the momentum of ‘Pirates II’ continued unabated as the company garnered much mainstream media attention for its college campus screenings of the film. Of course, Robby D. continues to work his magic and is a perennial contender for Director of the Year nominations. Congrats to Digital Playground on a fine year.”
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Samantha Lewis, Digital Playground’s CEO says, “Thank you to Alec Helmy, Steve Javors, and everyone at XBiz for recognizing our hard work throughout the years. I am also thankful and extremely proud of our gorgeous girls; especially Jesse and Riley for their extraordinarily hard work this year; and without the creativity of Robby D., none of this would be possible.”
Joone, the internationally awarded and highly acclaimed writer / director of “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” and Digital Playground’s Founder adds, “It’s an honor to be nominated by XBiz as Studio of the Year! We are lucky to have a talented staff and gorgeous girls to work with and we will continue to provide viewers with a quality brand in 2010.”
Digital Playground previously won the award for Studio of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2009. “Pirates II” won Movie of the year in 2009 and “Jack’s Playground” won for Best Gonzo Series in 2007. In 2007, Samantha Lewis was named Businesswoman of the Year.