December 02, 2011 04:47pm
XBIZ Show Supersized
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- XBIZ is pleased to announce that adult entertainment's biggest awards event of the year, the 10th annual XBIZ Awards, will be held at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport on the night of Jan. 10, 2012.
The 35,000 square foot Barker Hangar is one of the most high-profile special event venues in Southern California with a world renowned reputation for hosting major productions such as the MTV Movie Awards and the Billboard Music Awards. Superstar performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder have all performed at Barker Hangar, which features a dramatic arched ceiling that measures 43 feet high at the center.
With a multi-six figure production and one of the largest special event venues in Los Angeles, the 10th anniversary XBIZ Awards is set to be the biggest awards production the industry has ever seen.
"It’s only fitting that our 10th anniversary show deliver shock and awe," said XBIZ founder and president Alec Helmy.
XBIZ Awards producer Moe Helmy said the massive venue was selected to accommodate ballooning demand for table seating from all sectors of the industry as well as large-scale event production elements and special effects.
"We’re planning an unforgettable celebration of our industry on January 10, and we believe there is no better place to honor best of the best adult entertainment has to offer than the breathtaking Barker Hangar," Helmy said.
Dan Miller, managing editor of XBIZ, said, "The XBIZ Awards represents the pinnacle of our business and adult's biggest stage warrants a venue of this magnitude for hosting spectacular events."
The XBIZ Awards, exclusively presented by MyFreeCams.com, will be hosted by Jessica Drake and Kayden Kross with Trophy Girls BiBi Jones and Tasha Reign. The Official Red Carpet hosts are Lisa Ann and Nikki Benz.
The 2012 show floor will be comprised entirely of VIP and general table seating and the event itself a dress-to-impress affair; formal attire will be strictly enforced. Show organizers recommend that attendees head for the show at least one hour in advance of the 6:30 p.m. red carpet start time in order to avoid traffic and long lines.
Fleshlight will be the official sponsor of the XBIZ Awards After-Party at a location to be announced.
For a complete list of finalist nominees for the 2012 XBIZ Awards, visit XBIZAwards.com.
For VIP table reservations, contact sales@XBIZ.com.
XBIZ™ is the adult entertainment industry's leading source for business news and information, providing late-breaking coverage of the industry at XBIZ.com and in three trade publications — XBIZ World for the digital media market, XBIZ Premiere for the retail market and XBIZ Sensuals for the pleasure products market. In addition, XBIZ hosts four annual trade events, XBIZ Summit, XBIZ Eu, XBIZ Retail Expo and XBIZ L.a., which culminate with the annual XBIZ Awards, a red carpet gala event honoring the most influential members of the industry. XBIZ is frequently cited in the media for coverage of the rapidly evolving adult entertainment industry and has been published in CNN, Fox News, Newsweek, MSNBC, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, ABC, USA Today and Los Angeles Times among others.
About XBIZ Awards
For a decade, glitz, glamour and the biggest names in the world of adult entertainment have made the XBIZ Awards show the biggest red carpet spectacle of the year and the most-prestigious symbol of success within the industry. Each year, the star-studded event attracts a-list movers and shakers of the multi- billion dollar adult entertainment industry, hosting icons such as Jenna Jameson and Hustler founder Larry Flynt. Since its beginnings, the XBIZ Awards has grown into a mega gala event seducing the media and generating tidal waves of buzz throughout the adult entertainment biz. Now in its tenth year, with an expanded list of more than 140 award categories, the 2012 awards show is set to feature the most expansive array of categories in XBIZ Awards history.