27 March 1938
|Occupation||Producer, director and founder of Video Marc Dorcel|
Marc Dorcel (born Marcel Herskovitz, 27 March 1938 in Paris) is a French producer of pornographic films who founded the company Video Marc Dorcel. Besides producing films by himself, he also produces films in partnership with people like Michel Ricaud, Cyril Randuineau, Marc Ange and Michel Barny. Dorcel is known for the long-running Pornochic film series, featuring many of Europe's most well known adult film stars.
Dorcel's projects are often filmed in exotic European locations, and have been awarded for their high production values: characterizing them as films with a degree of artfulness and attention to detail in hardcore pornography. Dorcel's contemporaries include the established pornographic director/producers Andrew Blake, Viv Thomas and Michael Ninn.
To help change the image of sexualities in this way, Marc Dorcel is backing the project of the Pascal Vanhoecke gallery for ARTPARIS+GUESTS.[clarification needed] Marc Dorcel also supports the AIDES association.
He was born in Paris as Marcel Herskovitz on 27 March 1938. he has a son Gregory Dorcel.
On 1 March 2006, Dorcel launched Dorcel TV, a cable and satellite service broadcasting adult films. Dorcel TV is also available online. Video Marc Dorcel has also expanded to include a range of gay pornographic content.
In August 2008, Private Media Group announced it has established an alliance with Video Marc Dorcel to collaborate in the home video market. The collaboration starts with a three-year DVD distribution agreement for France and going forward it is expected that Private and Marc Dorcel will explore additional opportunities in other territories. It is also expected that Private and Marc Dorcel will join forces on distribution platforms including Internet and IPTV/VOD in both France and across the EU.
The studio's content is also available online through archos.com.
On November 2013, Dorcel had his website crashed by an avalanche of users eager to cash in on his promise that he would remove the pay wall on his website for the whole evening if France qualified for the 2014 World Cup.
- 1995 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Le Parfum de Mathilde
- 1995 Hot d'Or for Best European Director – Citizen Shane
- 1998 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for President by Day, Hooker by Night
- 1998 Hot d'Or d'Honneur for special achievements in the European adult industry
- 1999 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Drop Sex: Wipe The Floor
- 1999 Hot d'Or for Best European Movie for L'enjeu du desir 
- 2001 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Tell Me What You Want
- 2002 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Dark Angels
- 2005 FICEB (Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival) "Ninfa for a life-time career"
- 2011 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year
- 2012 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year
- 2012 XBIZ Award – European Feature Release of the Year for Les Filles de la Campagne
- 2013 XBIZ Award – Parody Release of the Year (Drama) Inglorious Bitches
- 2013 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year
- 2013 XBIZ Award – European Feature Release of the Year Inglorious Bitches
- 2014 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year
- 2014 XBIZ Award – Specialty Release of the Year
- 2014 XBIZ Award – European Feature Release of the Year Claire Castel, The Chambermaid
- Participation in ArtParis (in French). Artistik Rezo. 2010-03-12.
- Ron Martin (10 January 2004). "Dorcel Signs Priscila Sol to Performance Contract". AVN. Retrieved 20 August 2008.[dead link]
- "Le producteur de films X Marc Dorcel lance Dorcel TV" (in French). AFP. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
- "Private Media Group Announces Landmark Strategic Alliance With Marc Dorcel". prvt.com. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
- Archos Content Portal Expands: Paramount & Porn
- "Fans offered free porn if France qualified for World Cup, get site crashed in 45 seconds". inside World Soccer. 20 November 2013.
- "AVN – 2014 AVN Awards Show – History". Avnawards.com. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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- "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Retrieved 7 March 2009.
- "Marc Dorcel: Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 26 August 2007.
- "Hot d'Or 1998 Winners". Hot d'Or. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007.
- "Hot d'Or 1999 Winners". Hot d'Or. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007.
- "LISTADO DE PELÍCULAS PREMIADAS" (PDF, Spanish/English) (Press release). FICEB. October 2005. Retrieved 29 September 2007.
- XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February 2011
- XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January 2012
- "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- XBIZ Award Winners 2014, XBIZ, January, 2014
- Marc Dorcel & Dorcel TV Official Site
- Marc Dorcel at the Internet Movie Database
- Marc Dorcel on Myspace
- Marc Dorcel, Sureflix Launch Gay IPTV Channel
- Biography of Video Marc Dorcel