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Recipients of Free Speech Coalition Awards Announced

Recipients of Free Speech Coalition Awards Announced
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Oct 26, 2012 2:15 PM PDT    Text size: 

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Free Speech Coalition on Friday announced the recipients of the 2012 FSC Awards.

“This year’s FSC Awards recipients are a fine example of the industry’s best and brightest” FSC CEO Diane Duke said. “We are honored to recognize their important contributions and to celebrate the recipients among their colleagues and peers. Congratulations!”

The industry members named to receive awards are:

Legacy Award – Susan Colvin, California Exotic Novelties

This award is given to an individual who, though innovative ideas and successful business practices, has built a solid presence in the adult entertainment industry.  Furthermore, this individual has gone above and beyond to not only protect the rights and freedoms of individuals and businesses within the industry, but also to improve the stature of the industry as a whole. This award is called the Legacy Award rather than a lifetime achievement award because while the individual has done much to build an outstanding legacy, FSC knows that this individual’s great contributions are far from over.

Positive Image Awards – Performers Steven St. Croix and Jessica Drake

These awards go to industry performers who have gone out of their way to dispel the myths and misconceptions of the adult entertainment industry through advocacy and public awareness programs, and community service.

Man of the Year and Woman of the Year – Tim Valenti (AEBN, Naked Sword) and Theresa Flynt (Hustler Hollywood)

These awards go to individuals who have displayed exceptional leadership qualities both within their own business, and throughout the industry. While the recipient of this award is clearly a successful business professional, the individual who is awarded FSC’s Man or Woman of the Year has made a significant positive contribution to the overall welfare of the adult entertainment industry.

Novelty Company of the Year – Sportsheets

This award goes to the novelty company that has demonstrated constant and unwavering innovation and excellence. The company’s success not only benefits their individual business but also the industry as a whole. In addition to their creative innovation, the company conducts business with high ethical standards and integrity.

Production Company of the Year – Vivid Entertainment

This award goes to the production company that has demonstrated constant and unwavering innovation and excellence. The company’s success not only benefits their individual business but also the industry as a whole. In addition to their creative innovation, the company conducts business with high ethical standards and integrity.

Internet Company of the Year – Gamma Entertainment

This award goes to the Internet company that has demonstrated constant and unwavering innovation and excellence. The company’s success not only benefits their individual business but also the industry as a whole. In addition to their creative innovation, the company conducts business with high ethical standards and integrity.

Benefactor of the Year – Manwin

This award goes to the company that has demonstrated a consistent commitment to philanthropy and advocacy within the adult industry and throughout mainstream society. This award is given to a company that not only helps break the myths and misinformation about the adult industry through its contributions, but also assists in protecting the industry from legislative threats, industry-wide exploitation, business risks, and industry critics.

The FSC Awards will be presented at a special awards reception, immediately following the FSC Summit event. The one-day summit and awards presentation, produced by XBIZ, will take place on Thursday, Nov 8 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about the FSC Summit and FSC Awards, visit FreeSpeechCoalition.com/summit/ or call (818) 348-9373.

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