Wicked Pictures

Wicked Pictures is an American pornographic movie studio headquartered in Canoga Park, California. They are the only heterosexual studio that has maintained a condoms-only policy (since 2004). [cite web | author = Beth Barrett | title = The Valley Exposed: Porn and Health | url = http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6039808 | publisher = Los Angeles Daily News | date = 2007-06-03 | accessdate = 2008-03-29]

Steve Orenstein founded Wicked Pictures in 1993 with help from Brad and Cynthia Willis after developing an interest in the creative aspects of film production while still a partner in his previous adult company, X-Citement Video. During its first year, Wicked won several industry awards and Orenstein signed Chasey Lain as the first "Wicked Girl". The second Wicked Girl, Jenna Jameson, was signed in 1995. Under Wicked's promotion, Jameson became the only person to win the AVN Awards for Best New Starlet, Best Actress, and Best Sex Scene in the same year. [cite web | title = Wicked Pictures Company History | url = http://www.wickedpictures.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=321&Itemid=40 | publisher = Wicked Pictures | date = 2007-03-09 | accessdate = 2008-03-29]

During it's first year Wicked Pictures won several industry awards including Best Video Feature & Best Director for the inspired adult comedy, "Haunted Nights," which ironically starred future Wicked contract director Jonathan Morgan, who wouldn't sign on until 1997. Wanting their own in-house producer, Orenstein first hired Brad Armstrong, who has since made many movies that have won industry awards making Wicked Pictures one of the top adult studios.

As 2000 came around Orenstien brought Wicked into the next century inking a deal with California Exotic Novelties to produce high end adult toys branded with the Wicked Pictures name and designed with input from Wicked contract stars.

2004 came to an end with Wicked Pictures earning 71 AVN nominations and in early spring 2005 Steve Orenstein signed David Stanley on as another contract producer. The year ended with 62 AVN nominations. 2006 would prove just as successful as long time veteran Rand Spears would be signed on to an exclusive contract as both an actor and director as well as award winning videographer/director Francois Clousot. The year ended with 102 AVN nominations with over half of them divided between three movies directed by Brad Armstrong - "Manhunters," "Curse Eternal," and "FUCK."

Wicked released the first high definition adult title, "Camp Cuddly Pines Power Tool Massacre", in December 2006. [cite web | author = Ian Rowley | title = Next-Gen DVD's Porn Struggle | url = http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jan2007/gb20070122_279828.htm?campaign_id=rss_topStories | publisher = BusinessWeek | date = 2007-01-22 | accessdate = 2008-03-29] The movie went on to win several AVN awards in 2007.

Wicked Girls

=Current Contract Girls [cite web | title = Wicked Contract Stars | url = http://www.wickedpictures.com/girls/ | accessdate = 2008-09-29] [cite web | title = Wicked Pictures Signs Alektra Blue, Mikayla Mendez | url = http://www.avn.com/performer/articles/29987.html | publisher = AVN | date = 2008-05-02 | accessdate = 2008-09-29] =

*Alektra Blue (2008- )
*Carmen Hart (2005- )
*Jessica Drake (2003- )
*Kaylani Lei (2003-2005, 2007- )
*Kirsten Price (2005- )
*Mikayla Mendez (2008- )
*Stormy Daniels (2002- )

Past Contract Girls

*Alexa Rae (1999-2001)
*Chasey Lain (1993-1995)
*Devinn Lane (2000-2005)
*Jenna Jameson (1995-2000)
*Julia Ann (2001-2004, 2006-2007)
*Keri Sable (2005)
*Missy (1997-1999)
*Serenity (1996-2001)
*Stephanie Swift (1997-2002)
*Sydnee Steele (2001-2003)
*Temptress (1998-2000)


External links

* [http://www.wickedpictures.com/ Official website]
* [http://news.wickedpictures.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=321&Itemid=40 Wicked Pictures Company History at Offical Website]
* [http://www.imdb.com/company/co0072514/ Wicked Pictures] at the Internet Movie Database

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