Home > News > 'Pirates' Opens Pennsylvania Film Festival • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

'Pirates' Opens Pennsylvania Film Festival

'Pirates' Opens Pennsylvania Film Festival
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift revolutionize adult entertainment?
Yes
  53.79%
No
  46.21%
Out of 132 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
XBIZ Miami - June 1-4
Sep 21, 2006 7:00 AM PST    Text size: 
VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Continuing its mainstream marketing push, Digital Playground's "Pirates" opened the Great Lakes Film Festival Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Erie, Pa. The film's director Joone, and its star Jesse Jane, attended the screening and participated in a meet and greet and formal Q & A session following the film's feature presentation.

The Great Lakes Film Festival includes celebrities, parties, film screenings, awards ceremonies and a networking atmosphere for film industry professionals. The festival functions as a showcase for the Great Lakes Film Association to screen independent films and award outstanding filmmakers.

Films shown at the festival have been aired on HBO, PBS and the Sundance channel over the past four years.

"I have always viewed the adult industry as a viable outlet for independent filmmaking," Joone said. "The distribution lines allow for visibility and profit as long you can incorporate sex scenes into your film. Even with multiple ratings, 'Pirates' is a true independent film. It's an honor to be here presenting the film and to be opening the festival."

Released in Sept. 2005, "Pirates" has taken a page from mainstream Hollywood.

In May, the film received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. With an R-rating and mainstream distribution from MTI, Digital Playground has brought its film to a wide range of mainstream retail outlets, including Blockbuster Video.

In September, Digital Playground released a companion soundrack to the motion picture that is available through retail outlets like Amazon.com. Skin Muzik created the soundtrack, which includes 12 unique songs.

Filmed with high-definition cameras, "Pirates" features swordplay, CGI skeleton warriors, sea battles and more than 300 special effects. It was shot on location in California and off the coast of Florida.

"Pirates" stars Jesse Jane, Carmen Luvana, Janine, Teagan Presley, Devon, Austyn Moore and Jenaveve Jolie.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Discuss Market Growth for Male Pleasure Products

Re-appropriating the wise words of Daft Punk, men want to be “harder, better, faster stronger,” and are finally willing to put their money where their genitals are. Leaders from the novelty... More »

Processing Solutions: Operation Choke Point Isn’t Over … Yet

Last summer I received numerous calls from merchants in the adult business, to learn that their bank and merchant accounts had been terminated. Terminated by top tier banks, like Chase, Union Bank, and... More »

Programmatic Ad Campaigns Maximize Each Dollar

Back in the early days of Internet porn, all you needed on a site like Sex.com was a dizzying set of flashing ad banners slapped up haphazardly across a landing page to rake in millions of dollars in revenue. The... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ London Gathering

May 14 - May 14
London, UK

Eurowebtainment

May 20 - May 23
Majorca,Spain

The X Run

May 30 - May 30
Virginia Key Beach Park, FL

XBIZ Miami

Jun 01 - Jun 04
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!