Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Taryn It Up Entertainment Inks Distro Deal With Antigua Pictures
Adult star Taryn Thomas has formed a new production company and inked a DVD and video-on-demand distribution deal with Antigua Pictures. Taryn It Up Entertainment currently is shooting its debut release, “Vogue Nasty.”
Known as an intense and vigorous performer, Thomas got into the business in 2004 and performed in about 250 scenes to date before taking a hiatus from being in front of the camera. After surveying the landscape — and the economy — Thomas felt it was in her best interests to form her own studio and shoot adult movies in her own perverted vision.
“Since moving back to Arizona my fiancé and I started shooting girls (18 to 25) for a young girl web program we are launching later this year,” Thomas told XBIZ. “And of course we shoot for my new website TotallyTaryn.com that will be up later this summer.
“About three months ago we decided it was time to take matters in our own hands and start a full-on DVD production company. We plan to shoot high-end gonzo, reality and possibly three features a year. I wanted creative control over what type of movies I’m in, and as companies are shooting less and less nowadays you just have to take your destiny into your own hands. I can’t be more excited about this next chapter in my career.”
Taryn It Up’s first movie is co-directed by Thomas and Euro performer Poppy Morgan with videography by Kevin Moore. The cast features Bobbi Starr, Veronica Jett, Morgan and Thomas both in boy/girl anal scenes and then in a girl/girl anal romp. Male performers include Derrick Pierce, Chris Charming and Ethan Cage.
Future plans for the company call for high-end gonzo releases “that have hard, nasty boundary-pushing sex that I am known for, but at the same time it is going to be pretty, and shot in great locations; some may have plots or story lines. Basically, we are going to produce one hell of a product,” Thomas said.
After “Vogue Nasty” wraps this week, Taryn It Up has plans to spoof the popular “Jon & Kate Plus 8” reality show, christening its version, “Jon Minus Nine.” Keni Styles will play Jon and Lexi Lamour is slated to play Kate. Jim Enright is on board to direct the parody.
As for its distribution deal with Antigua Pictures, Thomas couldn’t be more pleased with the arrangement. Thomas will exclusively be performing only for her company.
“I am so happy to be with Antigua Pictures,” she said. “Todd [Blatt] and Dave [Peskin] are great people. It's like one big family over there and it's a perfect place for Taryn It Up to be. I think the relationship is really good and is going to help Taryn It Up grow into the company that it needs to be and will be. They are very focused and know how to turn out good product.”
Dave Peskin, Antigua’s sales manager, will rep the line for domestic and international DVD, VOD and broadcast distribution.
“To us, Taryn has the whole package, and she’s proven it,” Peskin told XBIZ. “She was a top performer in the business and we certainly look forward to having her back there — she’s a fierce performer. The product she’s going to be releasing is diverse from high-end gonzo to storyline feature to gonzo niche lines like big boobs and MILFs. I think she’s going to find her niche nicely in the marketplace.”
Peskin anticipates Taryn It Up’s debut release to come in September.
“I’m excited to see her back in action, and we’re going to do a good job on the distribution end for her company,” Antigua’s Todd Blatt told XBIZ. “She’s very determined to put out a quality product, and if she follows through, I think this will be a successful venture. I’m excited to see the finished product.”