CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition has announced the winners of the 2014 FSC Awards, to be presented at the XBIZ 360 conference on Jan. 22 in Hollywood, Calif.
The awards are in recognition for excellence in business and outstanding service to the adult industry business community.
The FSC wrote in a release:
"The recipient of this year’s Legacy Award, which recognizes innovation, successful business practices and contributions to the industry as a whole — will be presented to Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch.
"The Positive Image Award is presented to performers that have helped to dispel negative stereotypes and misconceptions connected to work in the adult industry. This year’s award goes to performer James Deen.
"Man and Woman of the Year Awards are given to business professionals that have shown exceptional leadership in building solid businesses and their communities. 2014 Woman of the Year is Honey’s Place owner Bonnie Feingold and Man of the Year is Pipedream’s Nick Orlandino.
"Novelty Company of the Year will be presented to California Exotic Novelties for their many years as a leader in the pleasure products sector and for their continued innovation, high standards and ethics.
"Production Company of the Year goes to gay studio Hot House Entertainment. Founded by director Steven Scarborough, Hot House exemplifies creative innovation, high standards and ethical conduct.
"Retailer of the Year will be presented to the Lions’ Den chain of adult stores for many years as a leading retailer of adult products, innovative marketing and ethical standards for customer service.
"Internet Company of the Year will be presented to Gamelink. The award recognizes excellence, innovation and contributions made to the adult industry overall.
"Benefactor of the Year has been awarded to Wicked Pictures. The recognition is for unwavering support, through philanthropy and advocacy, of adult industry and mainstream causes. As well as setting a good example, the company also has diligently attempted to protect the adult industry business community from legal challenges, business risks and critics.
"Finally, the Leadership Award — to be presented at the XBIZ Awards gala on Jan. 24 — is given to an individual or individuals that have demonstrated leadership by example. This year’s award will be presented to performer Nina Hartley and director Ernest Greene for their outstanding work in advocacy, education and community service."
The FSC Awards presentation will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the W Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., in conjunction with the FSC Summit and XBIZ 360 conference.
For more information about these events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 348-9373.