2011 XBIZ Awards Pre-Nomination Period Begins Monday

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce that pre-nomination submissions for the 2011 XBIZ Awards will begin on Monday, Oct. 18.

To submit pre-nominations in any of the awards categories, industry professionals must be registered members of the industry social network XBIZ.net, and use the online submission form to record their entries. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19.

Companies may promote their nominations by placing a 'Nominate' button (link to www.xbiz.com/nominate) on their websites and social media profiles.

The eligibility period for movies to be considered for a 2011 XBIZ Award is any title released between Nov. 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2010.

Upon completing the pre-nomination submission form, XBIZ asks producers and manufacturers to immediately send their product samples and marketing materials to:

Adnet Media, Attn: 2011 Noms
4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 960
Los Angeles 90010

The ninth annual XBIZ Awards ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 9, 2011. The show will highlight a week of industry business and networking events that include leading digital media conference XBIZ LA (Feb. 7-9) and the inaugural XBIZ Retail Expo & Conference (Feb. 9-11), both of which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.

Digital Playground contract star Jesse Jane and Bluebird Films contract star Madelyn Marie will host the 2011 XBIZ Awards.

Several new award categories have been added to the 2011 XBIZ Awards including outstanding achievements for Screenplay of the Year, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects and Marketing Campaign of the Year among others.

“The 2011 XBIZ Awards promises to be our biggest and best produced show,” said Alec Helmy, president and publisher of XBIZ. “In preparation for the 2011 event we are making key refinements to our nominations and voting process.”