Channel 1 Releasing Gets Piece of Mitchell Rock

JC Adams
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Production and distribution house Channel 1 Releasing has anchored muscular newcomer and "Taken" headliner Mitchell Rock to an exclusive performance contract.

Rock toplines the fetish-heavy blue movie with Phillip Aubrey and Adam Killian, who introduced him to C1R principal and "Taken" directrix Chi Chi LaRue.

The newcomer is also a fitness model and competitive bodybuilder. He had accompanied Killian to the set of another film where his muscular physique impressed LaRue, who offered him an impromptu on-camera audition that was good enough to land him a role in "Taken."

"I nearly started jumping up and down when Mitchell told me he wanted to sign with us. He's got such a different look from all my other exclusives," LaRue said.

"I just knew he would round out the group perfectly. I nearly melt every time I see those muscles."

Rock said he eagerly anticipates his next blue-movie assignment for C1R. "Everyone there has been so great to me and I have a lot of fun on set. I'm really thankful that Adam introduced me to such a reputable company and I know we're going to make some really hot movies."

He recently wrapped "Gridiron Gang Bang" opposite C1R exclusives Jeremy Bilding, Johnny Hazzard, Cameron Marshall and Vance Winter. Next on the agenda is "Playing with Fire: Four-Alarm" and "Mitchell Rock's Workin' It Out."

In related news, the studio launched a promotional microsite earlier this summer to flack "Taken." features embeddable trailers, cast interviews, photos, BTS videos, promotional web banners and desktop wallpapers.

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