Combat Zone (studio)

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Combat Zone
Type Private
Industry Pornography
Founded 2006
Founder(s) Dion Giarrusso
Headquarters 9320 Mason Ave, Chatsworth, California, USA
Key people Dion Giarrusso (founder, owner)
Rebekah Nazarian (general manager)
John Florian (sales manager)
Products Pornographic films
Owner(s) Dion Giarrusso
Website www.combatzone.us
References: [1]

Combat Zone is a pornographic film production company headquartered in Chatsworth, California.

Company history[edit]

Combat Zone was founded in January 2006 by the industry veteran director and producer Dion Giarrusso.[2] The company specializes in gonzo pornography featuring actresses that are new to the industry.[1] It has however also worked with established performers.[3] By 2008 it was producing four new titles a month.

In January 2008, Combat Zone partnered with Third World Media and hired veteran industry sales manager John Florian.[4] Florian began in the adult video sales market working for Sin City Films, Homegrown Video and Private.[5]

Rebekah Nazarian[6] and Dion Giarrusso of Combat Zone are featured on MTV's True Life "I'm In The Sex Industry" first air date 2/27/2008 and still re-running. The episode is currently available for online viewing at MTV.com.[7]

Directors[edit]

Directors who have worked for the company include: Melissa Lauren, Joachim Kessef, Mike Metropolis, Zak Wylde, Robbie Fischer,[8] G-Man, Mark Wood, Ed Hunter, and Juan Cuba.[9] Rather than letting individual directors own their content as he had done in the past, Giarrusso owns all of the companies content.[1]

Award Nominations and Wins[edit]

XBIZ Awards[edit]

Year Category Movie Result
2012 Gonzo/All-Sex Studio of the Year Nominated[10]

AVN Awards[edit]

Year Category Movie/Studio Result
2013 Best Internal Release Ass Cream Milkshakes Nominated[11]
2012 Best New Line Filly Films Nominated[12]
2012 Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release Mommy And Me 2 Nominated[12]
2011 Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release High Heels And Glasses Nominated[13]
2011 Best Specialty Release, Other Genre Cuckqueans Nominated[13]
2011 Best Young Girl Release The Girl Next Door 10 Nominated[13]
2010 Best All-Sex Series The Girl Next Door Nominated[14]
2010 Best Amateur Release Real Couples 2 Nominated[14]
2010 Best Ethnic Series, Black Black Iz Beautiful Nominated[14]
2010 Best Ethnic Series, Latin Smokin Hot Latinas Nominated[14]
2009 Best Ethnic Themed Release – Asian Authentic Sushi Nominated[15]
2009 Best Ethnic Series, Latin Smokin Hot Latinas Nominated[15]
2009 Best Young Girl Release The Girl Next Door 6 Nominated[15]
2009 Clever Title of the Year Bareback Mount Him Nominated[15]
2009 Best Pro-Am Release Naughty Amateurs 4 Nominated[15]
2008 Best Continuing Video Series The Girl Next Door Nominated[16]
2008 Best Foot Fetish Release These Feet Are Made For Fucking Nominated[16]
2008 Best Oral-Themed Release Destination Tonsils Nominated[16]
2008 Best Specialty Release, Other Genre Tippin Tha Scales Nominated[16]
2007 Best Ethnic-Themed Release – Asian Chow My Puntang Nominated[17]
2007 Best Hard-Edged All-Sex Release Grand Slam Nominated[17]
2007 Best Pro-Am Release Virgins Of The Screen Nominated[17]
2007 Best Specialty Release – Big Bust Bodacious Boobies Nominated[17]
2007 Best New Video Production Company Combat Zone Nominated[17]

F.A.M.E. Awards[edit]

Year Category Movie Result
2010 Favorite Studio Nominated[18]
2009 Favorite Studio Nominated[19]
2008 Favorite Studio Nominated[20]
2007 Favorite Gonzo Movie The Girl Next Door Nominated[21]
2007 Favorite Studio Nominated[21]

Urban X Awards[edit]

Year Category Movie Result
2009 Best Release, Orgy/Gangbang Nightmare On Black Street Winner[22]
2009 Best BBW Release Pigs in a Blanket Nominated[23]
2009 Best BBW Series Tippin Tha Scales Nominated[23]

Nightmoves Awards[edit]

Year Category Movie Result
2012 Best Cougar/MILF Release Mommy Does It Better Nominated[24]
2010 Best All Girl/Girl Release Mommy and Me Nominated[25]

Filly Films[edit]

Filly Films is a pornographic film production company located in Chatsworth, California producing only lesbian sex movies. The company's movies are distributed by Combat Zone.[26]

Award nominations and wins[edit]

XBIZ Awards[edit]

Year Category Movie Scene Result
2013 Best Scene - All-Girl Taylor Vixen's House Rules, Sorority Edition Emily Addison and Taylor Vixen Nominated[27]
2013 New Studio of the Year Nominated[27]
2012 All-Girl Series of the Year Seduced By Mommy Nominated[10]

AVN Awards[edit]

Year Category Movie Result
2013 Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release Tanya Tate's The MILF Masseuse Nominated[11]
2013 Best All Girl Release Butches And Babes Nominated[11]
2012 Best All Girl Release Lesbian Ass Worship Nominated[12]
2012 Best New Line Filly Films Nominated[12]

DVD Distribution[edit]

Combat Zone keeps an up to date listing of their adult DVD catalog available online for wholesale customers. The library consists of 158 title as of January 2010.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Giarrusso’s Combat Zone Opens Monday". XBIZ. 2006-01-28. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  2. ^ XBIZ.com (2006-01-04). "Giarrusso Launches Combat Zone". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  3. ^ Steve Javors (2008-03-04). "NS Cash Launches Combat Zone’s Official Site". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  4. ^ Eddie Adams (2008-01-05). "John Florian Named Sales Manager For Third World, Combat Zone". AVN. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  5. ^ Joanne Cachapero (2008-01-05). "Third World, Combat Zone Bring On John Florian". XBIZ. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  6. ^ ZeBek Garbage (2009-08-30). "iScreamGarbage.com Zine". iScreamGarbage. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  7. ^ MTV.com (2008-02-27). "True Life: I'm In The Sex Industry". MTV.com. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  8. ^ Steve Javors (2006-09-19). "FameDollars Picks Up Combat Zone". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  9. ^ "Adult Video Director Juan Cuba". adultfilmdatabase.com. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  10. ^ a b xbizawards.com (2011-11-16). "XBIZ Awards 2012 Nominees". Xbiz_Awards. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  11. ^ a b c avnawards.avn.com (2012-12-12). "2013 AVN Awards Show Nominations". AVN. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  12. ^ a b c d avnawards.avn.com (2011-12-05). "AVN Awards 2012 - Nominations". AVN. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  13. ^ a b c avnawards.avn.com (2010-11-22). "Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards". AVN. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  14. ^ a b c d avnawards.avn.com (2010-03-29). "AVN - 2010 AVN Awards Show - 2010 Nominees". AVN. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards Nominations" (PDF). AVN. Retrieved 2008-11-25. [dead link]
  16. ^ a b c d "Nominations 2008 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). AVN. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  17. ^ a b c d e www.avn.com (2006-12-20). "AVN AWARDS 2007 NOMINEES". AVN. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  18. ^ "Finalists for the 2010 F.A.M.E. Awards". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  19. ^ "2009 F.A.M.E Awards - F.A.M.E NOMINEE LIST". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  20. ^ "2008 F.A.M.E Awards - F.A.M.E NOMINEE LIST". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  21. ^ a b "2007 F.A.M.E Awards - F.A.M.E NOMINEE LIST". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  22. ^ Tod Hunter (2010-03-29). "Urban X Awards WInners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  23. ^ a b Urban X Awards (2009-07-09). "Urban X Awards Nominations 2009". Urban X Awards. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  24. ^ Nightmoves Magazine Online (2012-08-28). "2012 NightMoves Award Show National Ballot". Nightmoves-online.com. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  25. ^ Nightmoves Magazine Online (2010-08-25). "2010 NightMoves Award Show National Ballot". Nightmoves-online.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  26. ^ business.avn.com (2011-06-13). "Lesbian Friendly Filly Films First Release Streets Today". Business Video News. AVN. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  27. ^ a b xbizawards.xbiz.com (2012-11-30). "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". Xbiz Awards. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  28. ^ combatzone.us (2010-01-26). "Combat Zone DVD Catalog". combatzone.us. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 

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