LOS ANGELES (December 10, 2014) – Adult film star and Penthouse Pet Chanel Preston will make her directing debut for James Deen Productions. Preston’s first movie is an all-girl title, which will release in February through James Deen Productions’ distributor, Girlfriends Films.
Chanel Preston’s style and work ethic align perfectly with James Deen Productions. “Chanel will not accept anything but perfection,” stated owner James Deen. “She believes in what she is creating and is going to give it her all.”
“I’m very honored and thankful to James Deen Productions for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to pursue my goals in the adult industry,” Chanel Preston said. “It’s truly a great day when you can join with an outstanding company, which shares your passion and creative vision.”
James Deen Productions has been a fast-growing powerhouse studio in recent years, with scores of AVN and XBIZ nominations. It has earned 32 nominations in 24 categories for the 2015 AVN Awards, along with 15 nominations for the 2015 XBIZ Awards. James Deen’s achievements are recognized across all platforms, including producer, director, and performer for both shows.
Bringing on Chanel Preston to direct is the first time the company has employed a director other than Deen. “I never intended to be the only director for my company,” he explained. “I am pretty loud about my opinions, so I feel labeling a company with my name will not only allow people to know I am giving my personal stamp of approval to the content, but also that it aligns nicely with my vision. I see no reason for me to be the exclusive creator of adult entertainment – I think it’s a world we all can share and deliver different perspectives in regards to the same sexual story.”
Preston herself has received five nominations for the 2015 AVN Awards, including Female Performer of the Year, Best Supporting Actress and Best Anal Sex Scene. She was also nominated for Female Performer of the Year for the XBIZ Awards.
When asked why he took a chance on an inexperienced director, Deen said, “One time Chanel was speaking to me about the philosophy of presenting something which could be conceived as scary in a beautiful way. My response was to ask if she had ever thought of directing.”
“Chanel presented me with a treatment for her idea, and I thought it was one of the most creative and clever ideas I had heard in quite a while. After a quick conversation about aesthetics, it was clear we were on the same page, and I could trust her with taking the reigns and producing an amazing project… one I hope will be her first of many.”
Chanel Preston’s previous experience directing and producing comes from her popular web series, “Naked with Chanel” (www.NakedWithChanel.com), which launched earlier this year. In the series, Preston helps viewers shed their inhibitions and negative attitudes about sex in order to better understand themselves and others.
Preston has also continued to raise her crossover appeal with her continued hosting work for X3Sixty’s hit cable TV program “Inside Adult” (www.InsideAdult.com).
About James Deen:
James Deen started performing in adult films at the age of 18. Originally, he was warned his skinny body type and boyish looks were not fit for porn, but Deen quickly silenced his critics. He is the youngest male to ever receive Performer of the Year honors at the AVN Awards, along with accomplishing this feat across the board at the XBIZ, XRCO, and every other adult awards show. Established as the top performer in the adult industry with over 4000 credits to his name, Deen has grown from the porn boy-next-door to a household name around the world. Deen has been noted as one of the top 100 Jews in Heeb magazine (2009) and featured on CNBC, ABC’s “Nightline,” Good Magazine, The Good Men Project, GQ Magazine, Rolling Stone, E! Entertainment, Esquire, Playboy, TMZ, and many other media outlets. He has expanded his career to the “mainstream” by starring in “The Canyons,” opposite Lindsay Lohan. He is also producing Hollywood projects as well, including “Cowboys & Engines,” which features Malcolm McDowell. As his career continues to skyrocket, James Deen appreciates every ounce of the successes he has. When asked about this, he exclaimed, “Seriously – I am the luckiest boy alive.” For more information, visit www.JamesDeenBlog.com, www.JamesDeen.com, www.JamesDeenStore.com, or www.Twitter.com/JamesDeen.
About Chanel Preston:
The sexual goddess that is Chanel Preston has grabbed the attention of industry leaders and captured the hearts of fans across the globe in her four years in the business. The stunning and funny Preston boasts an impulsive, adventuresome personality, cultivated from the strength and independence derived from a childhood in central Alaska, along with her years on the beaches of Hawaii – which, when combined, makes her a natural performer, eager to amaze. From her debut in Vivid Entertainment’s “Brand New Faces” series, the 5’8” long-legged stunner rose quickly to fame, securing her position in the industry as a strong, professional, ethical performer. Chanel’s celebrated scenes and immense exposure earned her Best New Starlet awards from XBIZ, XCritic, NightMoves, CAVR, XRCO, and The Galaxy Awards – in fact, XRCO designated Chanel as the “Heart-On Girl” for its 2010 awards ceremony, before a single scene of hers had been released to the public. The Penthouse Pet and 2011 NightMoves Best Female Performer winner was also named part of CNBC’s “Dirty Dozen” three years in a row, in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2013, she was again named Best Female Performer (Fan’s Choice) at the NightMoves Awards. Chanel’s crossover appeal was evident when she secured the position of host and face for “Inside Adult,” X3Sixty’s cable entertainment program, dubbed the “Entertainment Tonight” of the adult industry. “Inside Adult,” now in its second season, broadcasts to over 20 million homes via On-Demand networks. Chanel has hosted the 2013 AVN Awards Red Carpet and the 2014 AVN Awards Show, broadcast internationally on the Showtime Network. She also received AVN’s 2014 award for Most Outrageous Sex Scene in “Get My Belt.” In addition to her adult industry work, Chanel is helping people shed the inhibitions and negative attitudes currently keeping them from understanding themselves better with her web series, “Naked with Chanel.” Ever pushing her boundaries while maintaining her personal values and work ethic, this gorgeous personality has only just begun to make her strong, feminist mark upon the world. For more information, visit www.ChanelPreston.com or www.Twitter.com/ChanelPreston.