VENICE, Calif.—Feel that special something in the air? If you're in adult entertainment you do. It's that time again, the start of award season, a magical time when porn stars and porn directors alike begin dreaming of standing up on stage in front of their peers making lofty speeches while holding a shiny new trophy. Usually at this time of year the adult industry would be tearing out of the summer slowdown and getting back to its normal, steady self until the holidays and then enjoy a lustrous and robust awards show season that lasted well into next Spring. But 2012 is far from a normal year in the American adult industry.
“We've seen a lot of people struggling this year,” explained Devan Cypher. “Between the economy and the production moratorium times have never been harder on adult entertainers.”
With that in mind, Rising Star PR has made the decision to extend the company’s 2012 summer rate special into the fall in hopes of helping aspiring stars get the attention they deserve as this important time of the year leading up to when AVN, XBIZ, XRCO and other organizations decide who the nominees will be for the 2013 award shows.
“Most of the girls we've had the pleasure of working with talk about how much the exposure we have to offer has helped their careers,” continued Cypher. “They know we have the experience they need to get noticed and win awards – plain and simple. Now they can afford to reach for their dreams!”
Rising Star PR’s track record with award-winning stars and companies is unparalleled. Among the many stars who were with Rising Star when they won were AVN Best New Starlets Kagney Linn Karter (2010) and Brooklyn Lee (2012, who also won four other awards), Dane Cross (who was awarded the best new male star at AVN, XBIZ and XRCO), Dale DaBone (2012, Best Actor). When client Jenna Haze formed her company, Jennaration X Studios, the PR was handled from the beginning by Rising Star, helping make the transition from her reign as the most popular star in adult to one of the most respected (and awarded) directors in the industry.
Rising Star's first-ever client, Lisa Ann, has become the biggest star in the adult business today with the company’s help. It was also Rising Star that designed the Bluebird Films marketing plan in 2011 that yielded 8 awards, including Best Online Marketing Campaign. The Rising Star PR client list has included many legends within the industry, including Kayden Kross, Dylan Ryder, Jenna Presley, Shawna Lenee, Jesse Capelli, Monique Alexander, Nikki Jayne, Sophia Lynn, Francesa Lé, Mark Wood, Gemma Massey, Kylie Ireland, McKenzie Lee, Shy Love, Amia Miley, Inari Vachs and many other stars. They have also worked with companies such as Adam & Eve, Rebel Studios, Sin City and Adult Source Media. Today the company’s list includes newbies like Teal Conrad, Melina Mason and Christie Stevens, as well as more established stars like Lisa Ann, Jenna Haze, Gen Padova and others.