Pictured: Wicked Pictures contract star jessica drake, X3Sixty co-founder Paul Fishbein, and adult star Skin Diamond; photo by EMMreport.com
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Last night, adult entertainment A-listers congregated on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, where former AVN Media Network chiefs Paul Fishbein and Darren Roberts threw a bash to celebrate their new partnership.
Fishbein, founder of AVN Media Network, and Roberts, the company's former CEO, are the proud parents of X3Sixty Network, a video production company that produces mainstream content related to the adult entertainment industry.
The party, which brought together more than 500 invited guests, took place at the Hollywood club Couture. There, perched on comfy couches and leaning up against the hosted bar, was a coterie of adult studio heads and starlets, agents and directors, behind-the-scenes techies and some of the biz’s biggest names. And mixed in discreetly among them were some mainstream television and film executives and Hollywood agents.
Footage from X3Sixty ran on a big screen at the back of the club during the latter half of the event, but only of the SFW variety. More can be found on the X3Sixty website, including segments shot at industry events (such as the AVN Awards and AEE), interviews with performers, on-the-set footage and movie trailers. There are regular programs as well: Adult Insider, hosted by Chanel Preston (who was on the scene, resplendent in red); and Out of the Box, a program on pleasure products hosted by sex educators Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg (also in attendance).
Many of the major adult studios were represented at the soiree, including Jules Jordan Video head Jules Jordan; Girlfriends Films’ Dan O’Connell and Moose; X-Play’s Scott David and Will Ryder; Wicked Pictures directors Jessica Drake and Brad Armstrong; Sweet Sinner/Mile High director James Avalon; Vivid’s Steve Hirsch and Marci Hirsch; New Sensations directors Jacky St. James and Eddie Powell; Elegant Angel’s Tracy Leone and Elegant’s, newest director, Asa Akira; Harry Sparks of Sparks Entertainment; Mark Kulkis of Kick Ass Pictures; and many others.
Other familiar faces filled the club, including B. Skow, Eli Cross, Shylar Cobi, L.A. Direct Models’ Fran Amidor, Scott and Maria Tucker of Topco, Free Speech Coalition’s Diane Duke, Ed Powers, Alexandra Silk and Luc Wylder, Roy Karch, Cousin Stevie and Melissa Hill.
Adult performers also made the scene in droves, including Rebecca Bardoux, James Bartholet, Bailey Blue, Casey Calvert, Vicky Chase, Skin Diamond, jessica drake, Presley Hart, Nina Hartley, Veruca James, Kendall Karson, Tessa Lane, Meggan Mallone, Bree Olson, Penny Pax, Chanel Preston, Prinzzess, Priya Rai, Tee Reel, Raven Rockette, Steven St. Croix, Veronica Snow, Charmane Star, Misty Stone and Jessie Volt.
A gallery of some attendees can be found here, with more to come later.
And speaking of more, Fishbein assures that there’s lots more to come from X3Sixty. “Darren and I are happy to be back in the market,” Fishbein said. “We never really left, but it’s sort of our reintroduction. We’re excited about the product, and we’re going to have quite a few announcements coming up soon.”