December 14, 2011 11:05pm
Orona/Stevens 20 AVN Noms
Source: EMM Media
by: Company Press Release
(LAS VEGAS, NV) -- Orona/Stevens Productions, headed by acclaimed Director Gary Orona and AVN Hall of Fame star Tabitha Stevens were honored with a total of 20 AVN nominations for work in three of their 2011 titles, produced in conjunction with Zero Tolerance.
"The Official Basic Instinct Parody," "The Official Psycho Parody" and "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody" picked up nominations in multiple categories for Writing, Directing and Technical achievements in addition to Acting nods to four performers.
"Wow, this is great!" enthused Orona. "We’re very honored by the accolades for these projects and give much of the credit to my crew and the actors who gave each project 150%, in addition to Zero Tolerance Entertainment who let us create our vision." Stevens continues, "We were very specific about every detail from storyline to post-production work and the nominations reaffirm what we always believed: There is a market for high quality adult entertainment. "
Gary Orona is nominated in the Best Director, Parody category with a nod as Director of the Year for his Body of Work as well as recognition for his editing, cinematography and screenplays.
The full list of Orona/Stevens Productions 2012 AVN nominations:
Best Parody, Drama - "The Official Basic Instinct Parody" and "The Official Psycho Parody"
Best Parody, Comedy - "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"
Best Screenplay, Parody – Gary Orona for "The Official Psycho Parody" and "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"
Best Art Direction - Gary Orona for "The Official Psycho Parody" and "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"
Best Cinematography: Gary Orona for "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"
Best DVD Extras - "The Official Psycho Parody"
Best Editing – Gary Orona for "The Official Psycho Parody"
Best Makeup – Lori Elle for "The Official Psycho Parody"
Best Packaging – "The Official Psycho Parody"
Best Actor – Ben English for "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody" and Ryan McLane for "The Official Psycho Parody"
Best Actress – Kagney Linn Karter for "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Wood for "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"
Best Supporting Actress – Sarah Vandella for "The Official Psycho Parody"
Best Director, Parody – Gary Orona for "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"
Director of the Year (Body of Work) – Gary Orona
Most Outrageous Sex Scene - "The Official Silence of the Lambs Parody"; Riley Evans & Mark Wood in "It Takes the Dildo in Its Hooha"
The 29th annual AVN Award Show will be held Saturday, January 21, 2011, at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information visit www.AVNAwards.com.
Orona/Stevens latest production with Zero Tolerance Entertainment, "The Official Scarface Parody" will include Tabitha Steven’s last starring role on screen, all future appearances will be on her web site www.tabithastevens.com and you can follow her on Twitter @MissTabithaStevens. For more information on Gary Orona, visit www.garyorona.com.
Please direct all media inquires for Gary Orona and Tabitha Stevens to Lisa Massaro, Lisa@emmmedia.com.
Gary Orona has created, produced and directed sixty-five (65) TV Episodes for HBO/Cinemax, 15 feature length films for HBO/Cinemax, 4 mainstream independent feature films including
The New York International Film Festival/LA Film Festival "BestPicture" "Trance", over 200 "special event shows" for DirecTV, Pay TV, Pay Cable, and Home Video/DVD Worldwide, over 100 music videos for EMI Records, Tokyo, Japan, TV Pilots for Fox TV and other national networks, and as a photographer has been published in more than 20 major periodicals and print media.
Widely regarded as the "master" of exotica television, Gary Orona’s talent, innovations and extraordinary production values in exotic locations utilizing state-of-the-art techniques in the exotica genre is unmatched. His perfect track record with HBO, DirecTV and numerous International venues including HBO Latin, Showtime Australia, Kappa Entertainment Japan, Kaleidoscope Canada and many others is legendary. Gary currently splits his time between California, Nevada, Colorado, and New York City. Gary’s West Coast production arsenal includes; complete grip and lighting, Arri Bl IV 35 mm motion picture camera system, Sony HD camera systems, various dolly and jib arm systems, FCP editing workstations, and Canon, Leica, Mamiya and Toyo still photography systems.
Celebrity Tabitha Stevens is widely known as "legendary" in the adult film industry. Tabitha is an AVN Hall-of-Famer and veteran of hundreds of adult movies as well as a mainstream "cross-over" star with countless movies, TV appearances and special event appearances. Also known as "The Craziest Sex Symbol On Earth," Tabitha Stevens was recently saluted by the "King of all Media," Howard Stern for her numerous contributions as Special Guest for the show. Tabitha has appeared on the Howard Stern show over 27 times including the E Channel (E Entertainment). Howard Stern has called Tabitha Stevens a "true superhero" on air and ultra-critic, Simon Cowell, gave Tabitha a 9.5 while on the show.
"Sanatorium" and "The Vampire Sex Diaries" both feature films produced by and starring Tabitha Stevens have been nominated for a total of 17 AVN Awards for 2011. Tabitha is rapidly rising in the ranks of adult feature film production as a true super-producer as well as legendary performer.
Tabitha’s first Interactive POV DVD, Total Interactive Control of Tabitha Stevens (Third Degree Films) was nominated for Best Interactive DVD at the 2010 AVN Awards. Tabitha has also appeared in 5 seasons of Dr. 90210 as the only reoccurring celebrity guest, a two time guest on the Tyra Banks show, a skit on the E Channel’s "Talk Soup", with Hal Sparks, Howard Stern’s initials were tattooed on her ankle on Carey Hart’s "Inked" on a&E, Hosted the Exotic Erotic Ball in San Francisco for three years, and appeared in numerous movies for HBO/Cinemax including "Denial" (Kushner & Locke), "Shade" starring Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith, Jamie Foxx and Gabriel Byrne, "The LA Riot Spectacular", with Emilio Estevez, George Hamilton, Charles Dutton, William Forsythe and Snoop Dogg, "The Curse of El Charro" as well as numerous others. Tabitha produced 13 episodes of the hit HBO/Cinemax series "The Erotic Traveler" (2004), produced numerous late night shows for "In Demand," produced a family Television pilot for Freemantle Canada (2009) titled "Canyon Rangers" starring Hall of Fame football Legend and actor Fred "The Hammer" Williamson.
She has a Huge following on the web. In 2010 Tabitha appeared and was interviewed on the Discovery Channel's "Flipped, a Mobster Tells All, the Kenji Gallo Story" (her ex-husband). In October of 2011 it has been green lit for Tabitha to shoot her own episode of the Hit Series on DiscoveryID "I Married a Mobster". Shooting to begin before 2012. Tabitha can be currently heard on the Howard Stern 100 News at least once a month for updates on her wild and crazy life.
She also hosted "Can you be a Porn Star" for On Demand Pay-Per-View, featured in an interview with Rita Crosby for Fox News, and has been seen on Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight and written up in the New York Post and the LA Times. Tabitha also performed with Kid Rock in the 2002 American Music Awards, appeared on the Jay Leno Show on "Street Jams" (2002), was in a feature story on plastic surgery on Entertainment Tonight (2002), in a feature story on the Adult Video Business on Entertainment Tonight (2000), and appeared on "The Surreal Life" with Ron Jeremy as a special guest, and was heavily featured throughout his documentary entitled, "Ron Jeremy - Porn Legend" as well as written about in Ron’s autobiography. Tabitha has also appeared on rock super star Dave Navarro’s internet radio show "Spread Live". Dave has also given Tabitha’s name a mention during his interview on the E! Channels new hit show "The Chelsea Lately Show". Tabitha is married to Award Winning Filmmaker and HBO certified producer and director, Gary Orona.