Marc Dorcel

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Video Marc Dorcel
Type Private
Industry Adult erotic films
Founders Marc Dorcel
Headquarters France
Area served Worldwide
Products Adult erotic films
Website www.dorcel.com
Marc Dorcel
Born Marcel Herskovitz
(1938-03-27) 27 March 1938 (age 76)
Paris, France
Occupation Producer, director and founder of Video Marc Dorcel
Years active 1965–present

Marc Dorcel (born Marcel Herskovitz, 27 March 1938 in Paris) is a French producer of adult erotic 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 adult erotic filmmaking. Dorcel's contemporaries include the established adult erotic film director/producers Andrew Blake, Max Candy, Michael Ninn, Philip Mond and Viv Thomas.

To help change the image of sexualities in this way, Marc Dorcel is backing the project of the Pascal Vanhoecke gallery for ARTPARIS+GUESTS.[1][clarification needed] Marc Dorcel also supports the AIDES association.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Paris as Marcel Herskovitz on 27 March 1938. he has a son Gregory Dorcel.

Distribution deals[edit]

The company's films are distributed in the U.S. by Wicked Pictures.[2]

On 1 March 2006, Dorcel launched Dorcel TV, a cable and satellite service broadcasting adult films.[3] Dorcel TV is also available online. Video Marc Dorcel has also expanded to include a range of gay erotic 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.[4]

The studio's content is also available online through archos.com.[5]

Frequent collaborators/actresses[edit]

Melissa Lauren has starred in several Dorcel films. In 2004 Priscila Sol signed an exclusive performance contract with the company.[2]

Awards[edit]

Video Marc Dorcel has been nominated for AVN Awards on many occasions.[6][7] The following is a selection of some of the major adult erotic awards won by Dorcel personally or by his company:

  • 1995 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Le Parfum de Mathilde[8]
  • 1995 Hot d'Or Award - Best European Director (Citizen Shane)[9]
  • 1996 Hot d'Or Awards - Best European Director, Best European Film and Best Remake or Adaptation (all for La Princesse et La Pute - The Princess and The Whore)[10]
  • 1998 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for President by Day, Hooker by Night[8]
  • 1998 Hot d'Or d'Honneur for special achievements in the European adult industry[11]
  • 1999 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Drop Sex: Wipe The Floor[8]
  • 1999 Hot d'Or Award - Best European Movie (L'enjeu du desir)[12]
  • 2001 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Tell Me What You Want[8]
  • 2001 Venus Award - French National Prize[13]
  • 2001 FICEB Ninfa Award - Lifetime Achievement Award[14]
  • 2002 AVN Award – Best American Release in Europe (The Hot Video Award) for Dark Angels[8]
  • 2008 Eroticline Award - Special Award for Outstanding Achievements[15]
  • 2009 Hot d'Or Award - Best French Film (Ritual - Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures)[citation needed]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year[16]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year[17]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award – European Feature Release of the Year (Les Filles de la Campagne)[17]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – Parody Release of the Year, Drama (Inglorious Bitches)[18]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year[18]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award – European Feature Release of the Year (Inglorious Bitches)[18]
  • 2013 TLA Raw Award - Best International Porn (Inglorious Bitches)[19]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award – European Studio of the Year[20]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award – Specialty Release of the Year[21]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award – European Feature Release of the Year (Claire Castel, The Chambermaid)[21]
  • 2014 AVN Award - Best Foreign Feature (L’Innocente)[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Participation in ArtParis (in French). Artistik Rezo. 2010-03-12.
  2. ^ a b Ron Martin (10 January 2004). "Dorcel Signs Priscila Sol to Performance Contract". AVN. Retrieved 20 August 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Le producteur de films X Marc Dorcel lance Dorcel TV" (in French). AFP. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Private Media Group Announces Landmark Strategic Alliance With Marc Dorcel". prvt.com. Retrieved 13 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Archos Content Portal Expands: Paramount & Porn: Digital-Lifestyles". digital-lifestyles.info. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 AVN Awards Show – History". Avnawards.com. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ a b c d e "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "Marc Dorcel: Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 26 August 2007. 
  10. ^ 5ème cérémonie des Hot d'Or
  11. ^ "Hot d'Or 1998 Winners". Hot d'Or. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  12. ^ "Hot d'Or 1999 Winners". Hot d'Or. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  13. ^ "Venus 2002 - Messe-Preview & Awards". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  14. ^ 2001 FICEB Award Nominees & Winners at the Wayback Machine (archived June 9, 2007)
  15. ^ "Complete 2008 eLINE Award Winners from Venus Berlin". Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  16. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February 2011
  17. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January 2012
  18. ^ a b c "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Raw Awards 2013". Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  20. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  21. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners 2014, XBIZ, January, 2014
  22. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". avn.com. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

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