Michael Ninn

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Michael Ninn
Born 1953
Occupation Adult Film Director
Years active 1992 - Present
Website
http://www.michaelninn.com

Michael Ninn (born 1953) is an adult film director and writer known for his innovative, artistic and stylized approach to adult film making. He began his career as a music video director, and made his first adult films in 1992. From 2002 through 2007, Ninn released films through his own production company, Ninn Worx. Having recently sold majority interest in the company, he is now embarking on new projects.

Biography[edit]

Michael Ninn was born to a young mother and raised in a New York orphanage. He experienced a youth that he describes as "devoid of love".[1] Before the age of 20, Ninn was working for a well-known New York ad agency as an art director. Soon afterwards, he directed music videos for the record company Capitol Records before moving to the West Coast of the United States to pursue TV and film. His adopted name is supposedly derived from the famous novelist and erotica writer Anaïs Nin.[2]

Adult Film Career[edit]

In 1992 Ninn made his first two pornographic movies, Two Sisters and Principles of Lust. The next year he signed with VCA Pictures and then went on to produced a series of award winning films Sex, Latex and Shock,.

Michael Ninn's production company, Ninn Worx, has produced dozens of films that have won more than 70+ AVN Awards.[3] In 1996 Latex won ten awards including "Best Director" and "Best Video Feature", in 1997 "Shock" won eleven awards including "Best Director" and "Best Video Feature".[4][4] In 2005, the Ninn Worx film Fetish Circus won the 2005 AVN award for 'Best DVD', and Lost Angels: Katsumi won 'Best Foreign All-Sex Release'.[4] In 2006, Ninn won the AVN award for 'Best Director - Non Feature for the film Neo Pornographia.[4]

In 2013, Ninn received an XBIZ Award nomination for 'Director of the Year - Feature Release' for The Four.[5] He also was nominated for seven AVN awards in 2013 for "The Four".[3] In 2002 Michael Ninn Was inducted into the "AVN Hall of Fame".[6] Then in 2006 Michael Ninn was inducted into the "XRCO Hall of Fame".[7]

In 2007, Spearmint Rhino acquired 100 percent of Ninn Worx, the rights to his name, and the Ninn Worx content library, forming Ninn Worx_SR. On June 16, 2008 Ninn announced that he is no longer working for the company because of a dispute that both sides have admitted may end up in court. Though he remained a 49 percent shareholder in Ninn Worx_SR, Ninn had begun making plans to work with former Ninn Worx_SR contract stars under a new name, IMNINN, while looking into his legal options.[8] Michael Ninn argued on his own behalf (“pro se”) in front of the 3-judge United States Bankruptcy Appellate Court in Pasadena (“I couldn’t afford a lawyer at that point,” he says). He argued to appeal a lower court’s decision to sell to a trust established by Spearmint Rhino owner John Gray, 137 of Ninn’s films and the intellectual property associated with them. Michael Ninn faced a formidable array of lawyers, including Paul Cambria, well-known throughout the adult industry for his work on behalf of Larry Flynt and other moguls. Ninn said “Eventually, lawyers told me not to fight anymore. They said I couldn’t win. They wouldn’t take my case even if I could pay them.” The court’s finding, filed a month later is remarkable for what the court thinks Ninn intended to say. "While not raised precisely by [Ninn] on appeal, we have the discretion, if not the obligation, to ensure that bankruptcy law is properly applied. Nonetheless, despite {Ninn}’s lack of contrary evidence, his argument does have some merit." Though neither Ninn nor Gray’s camp can talk about the split or the eventual settlement (publicly they stick to phrases like “mutually satisfying arrangement”).[9] It would appear that after the settlement Michael Ninn's 137 film's and the intellectual property associated with them were returned to him and now are back in his control.

Awards[edit]

(sources[10][11])

1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Best Art Direction - Film (Sex) Best Art Direction - Video (Latex) Best Art Direction - Video (Shock) Best Special Effects (New Wave Hookers 5) Best Special Effects (Cashmere) Best All-Sex Release (Fetish) Best Art Direction - Video (In the Garden of Shadows) Best Art Direction - Video (Catherine) Best Art Direction - Video (Sacred Sin)
Best Editing - Film (Sex) Best Cinematography (Sex 2) Best Director - Video (Shock) Best Trailer (New Wave Hookers 5) Best Video Feature (Dark Garden) Best Art Direction - Video (Fetish) Best DVD Menus (In the Garden of Shadows) Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (Porn Star) Best Music (Sacred Sin)
Best Film (Sex) Best Director - Video (Latex) Best Editing - Video (Shock) Top Renting Release of the Year (New Wave Hookers 5) Best Videography (Dark Garden) Best Director - Non Feature (Fetish) Best Videography (In the Garden of Shadows) Best Director - Non Feature (Neo-Pornographia) Best Overall Marketing Campaign - (Sacred Sin)
Best Music (Sex) Best Editing - Video (Latex) Best Music (Shock) Best All-Girl Release (Diva 4) Best DVD (Cashmere) Best Foreign All-Sex Series (Euroglam) Best Foreign All-Sex Release (Lost Angels: Katsumi) Best Packaging (Catherine) Best Videography (Sacred Sin)
Best Packaging - Film (Sex) Best Music (Latex) Best Special Effects (Shock) Best Packaging (Euroglam)
Best Trailer (Sex) Best Special Effects (Latex) Best Video Feature (Shock)
Best Group Sex Scene - Film (Sex) Best Trailer (Latex) Top Renting Release of the Year (Shock)
Best Supporting Actor - Film (Sex) Best Video Feature (Latex) Top Selling Release of the Year (Shock)
Best Supporting Actress - Film (Sex) Best Videography (Latex) Best Videography (Shock)

Filmography[edit]

(source[12])

  • 2013 L'innocente (Video)
  • 2012 The Four (Video)
  • 2009 Nymphetamine 3 (Video)
  • 2009 Heaven and Hell (Video)
  • 2009 Fem Luminoso (Video)
  • 2009 Neo Pornographia 5 (Video)
  • 2008 Soloerotica 10 (Video)
  • 2008 American Pin-Ups (Video)
  • 2008 Exposed: Jana Cova (Video)
  • 2008 Fem: Vivace (Video)
  • 2008 House of Perez 2: Young and Beautiful (Video)
  • 2008 I Am Tanya James (Video)
  • 2008 Nymphetamine (Video)
  • 2008 Pop 7 (Video)
  • 2008 Thorn (Video)
  • 2008 Through Her Eyes 2 (Video)
  • 2007 Meet Kayden (Video)
  • 2007 Meet Heather (Video)
  • 2007 A Capella (Video)
  • 2007 Fem: Staccato (Video)
  • 2007 House of Jordan (Video)
  • 2007 House of Perez (Video)
  • 2007 Innocence: Brat (Video)
  • 2007 Meet Brea (Video)
  • 2007 Meet Nikki Kane (Video)
  • 2007 Minutes to Midnight (Video)
  • 2007 Sophia (Video)
  • 2006 Sacred Sin (Video)
  • 2006 Double Penetration 4 (Video)
  • 2006 Fem: L'Amour (Video)
  • 2006 Pop 6 (Video)
  • 2006 Pushed: Catfight 1 (Video)
  • 2006 Soloerotica 7 (Video)
  • 2006 Soloerotica 8 (Video)
  • 2006 Soloerotica 9 (Video)
  • 2006 Through Her Eyes (Video)
  • 2005 Catherine (Video)
  • 2005 Fem Dolce (Video)
  • 2005 Anais Exposed (Video)
  • 2005 Diamond Girl 2: Elegant (Video)
  • 2005 Double Penetration 2 (Video)
  • 2005 Evoke: Brittney Skye (Video)
  • 2005 Exposed: Angel Cassidy (Video)
  • 2005 Exposed: Brittney Skye (Video)
  • 2005 Exposed: Justine (Video)
  • 2005 Fem: Sonata (Video)
  • 2005 Folles de sexe
  • 2005 Fragile 2: Reflections (Video)
  • 2005 Katsumi Exposed (Video)
  • 2005 Neo Pornographia: The Secret Tapes of Michael Ninn (Video)
  • 2005 Neo Pornographia 2: The Secret Tapes of Michael Ninn (Video)
  • 2005 Neo Pornographia 3 (Video)
  • 2005 Neo Pornographia 4 (Video)
  • 2005 Pop 3 (Video)
  • 2005 Pop 4 (Video)
  • 2005 Pop 5 (Video)
  • 2005 Pussy Kat (Video)
  • 2005 Sapphic Liaisons 2: Unbridled (Video)
  • 2005 Soloerotica 6 (Video)
  • 2004 Exposed: Featuring Dee (Video)
  • 2004 Double Penetration (Video)
  • 2004 Angel Plush (Video)
  • 2004 Becoming Georgia Adair: Self Portrait (Video)
  • 2004 Becoming Georgia Adair 3 (Video)
  • 2004 Faith: Book Two - In the Garden of Shadows (Video)
  • 2004 Fem: Adagio (Video)
  • 2004 Fragile (Video)
  • 2004 Garden of Eatin' (Video) (segment "Decadence")
  • 2004 Innocence: Baby Blue (Video)
  • 2004 Inside Myself (Video)
  • 2004 Porn Star (Video)
  • 2004 Porn Star: The End of a Supernova (Video)
  • 2004 Sapphic Liaisons (Video)
  • 2004 Soloerotica 5 (Video)
  • 2003 The Private Life of Jodie Moore (Video)
  • 2003 Temptation (Video)
  • 2003 Acid Dreams (Video)
  • 2003 Euroglam Budapest 1: Wanda Curtis (Video)
  • 2003 Angel: Sex Money Power (Video)
  • 2003 Becoming Georgia Adair (Video)
  • 2003 Euroglam: An American in Europe (Video)
  • 2003 Euroglam 4: An American in Europe Final Chapter (Video)
  • 2003 Fem: Bella (Video)
  • 2003 Fem: Diva (Video)
  • 2003 Fem: Tango (Video)
  • 2003 In the Garden of Shadows (Video)
  • 2003 Pop (Video)
  • 2003 Soloerotica 2 (Video)
  • 2003 Solo Erotica 3 (Video)
  • 2003 Soloerotica 4 (Video)
  • 2002 Your Time Is Up (Video)
  • 2002 2 Funky 4 You (Video)
  • 2002 Euroglam Budapest 2: Nikki Blonde (Video)
  • 2002 Soloerotica (Video)
  • 2002 Fem: Aria (Video)
  • 2002 Perfect (Video)
  • 2002 Private: 24 Karat (Video)
  • 2000 Shayla's Web (Video)
  • 1999 Cashmere (Video)
  • 1999 Dark Garden (Video)
  • 1999 Diva Girls (Video)
  • 1999 Ritual (Video)
  • 1998 Diva 4: Sexual Aria (Video)
  • 1998 Dream Catcher (Video)
  • 1998 Fade to Blue (Video)
  • 1998 Forever Night (Video)
  • 1997 Decadence (Video)
  • 1997 Diva 1: Caught in the Act (Video)
  • 1997 Diva 3: Pure Pink (Video)
  • 1997 New Wave Hookers 5 (Video)
  • 1996/I Shock (Video)
  • 1996 Decadence (Video)
  • 1995 Sex Party I (Video)
  • 1995 Latex (Video)
  • 1995 Night Walk: A Bedtime Story (Video)
  • 1995 Sex II: Fate (Video)
  • 1994 Sex (Video)
  • 1993 Black Orchid (Video)
  • 1992 Principles of Lust (Video)
  • 1992 Two Sisters (Video)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Ninn Biography at Lukeisback". Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Orgazmik Biography Michael Ninn". Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ a b "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Avnawards.avn.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  4. ^ a b c d "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Avnawards.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ XBIZ Nominees 2013, XBIZ, January, 2013
  6. ^ "List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  7. ^ "XRCO Hall of Fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  8. ^ AVN Staff (16 June 2008). "Michael Ninn Splits from Ninn Worx_SR". AVN (magazine). Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  9. ^ "Michael Ninn: Two Trucks, Three Years, "The Four" | Porn Valley Observed con Gram Ponante". Gramponante.com. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  10. ^ "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Avnawards.avn.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  11. ^ "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Avnawards.avn.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  12. ^ Michael Ninn - IMDb

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