After only four months distributing his own movies, Michael Lucas of Lucas Entertainment announced July 30 the formation of Lucas Distribution Inc. to handle wholesale distribution of other producers' movies as well.
"Because our distribution department proved to be very efficient and successful," Lucas told AVN.com, "we have decided to help out some other companies whose titles are not properly represented in the market."
The first non-Lucas Entertainment title to be distributed by the new company is Lucas Kazan Productions' Backstage, available September 17.
"I'm thrilled to have Lucas Distribution shepherd our fall release, Backstage," said director/producer Lucas Kazan. "Much like any newborn company, Lucas Distribution is full of ideas and quite eager to succeed. Unlike most, it's also eager to make a difference and to leave its mark as both a gay-owned and filmmaker-friendly distributor. I wouldn't expect anything less from Michael Lucas and his longtime commitment to quality video-making."
"Backstage has gotten great reviews and is long-awaited by Lucas Kazan customers," says Lucas. "I'm very proud to have Kazan as the first director to trust me with his product. He is an artist with a great vision and eye for beautiful men."
Other American and European clients currently in negotiations with LDI, will be announced as they are signed.
All Lucas Entertainment titles are available from LDI. The newest, Lost and Michael Lucas' Auditions 2, will be available October 1.
"We are here to represent the best of gay adult entertainment in the most efficient and honest way," Lucas concluded. "Being a production company ourselves, we know how hard it is to produce a quality movie and get it properly distributed. We will have the utmost respect for all clients who will trust us with their products. For us, respect and honesty are our first priorities."
All distribution inquiries should be directed to James Ian at James@LucasEntertainment.com, or by phone at 888-562-9125 x13.