Jacky St. James

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Jacky St. James
Born (1976-10-15) October 15, 1976 (age 42)[1]
Websitemissjackystjames.com

Jacky St. James (born October 15, 1976)[1] is an American pornographic film director, screenwriter and publicist for the studio New Sensations.[3]

Early life[edit]

St. James grew up within the Washington metropolitan area in Northern Virginia.[4] She was raised Catholic.[5]

St. James has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a concentration in Film.[6][7] At age 27, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the mainstream entertainment industry.[5] She worked as an actress in films and television shows and has directed small mainstream projects as well.[6] She also worked in online advertising for over 13 years.[4]

Career[edit]

In May 2010, a friend of St. James, who is a director of photography, sent her a clip of The Wedding Day from the New Sensations Romance Series because he was impressed by the quality of the film.[4] After researching The Romance Series, she discovered that New Sensations was doing a writing contest for the series.[4] Adult film director Eddie Powell gave her advice on how to write a porn script after she contacted him on Twitter.[7] She entered the contest in 2011 and her script, Dear Abby, won.[8] Powell directed the film and New Sensations released it in June 2011.[2] St. James also won Best Screenplay for the film at the 2012 AVN Awards.[9]

Some of St. James's most notable works are Torn, The Temptation of Eve, and The Submission of Emma Marx (including three sequels).[10][11] She co-directed Torn with Eddie Powell and it won the AVN Award for Best Romance Release in 2013, the year in which the category was first created.[10] In 2014, The Temptation of Eve and The Submission of Emma Marx won AVN Awards for Best Romance Movie and Best BDSM Movie, respectively.[11] That same year, St. James began to direct mostly for Digital Sin's Tabu Tales, a line with plots featuring sex between stepfamily members.[11] In 2014, she became only the second woman after Stormy Daniels to win an XRCO Award as Best Director (Feature), an honor she could retain in the following two years. In 2015 and 2016, she also received the XBIZ Award for Director of the Year – Body of Work. The 2015 sequel The Submission of Emma Marx 2: Boundaries won her two more screenplay awards, an AVN and XBIZ Award. In 2016, she co-created a Showtime erotic series, Submission with Paul Fishbein.[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of accolades received by Jacky St. James
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 11 25
AVN Awards
Year Result Award Film
2012[9] Won Best Screenplay Dear Abby
2013[13] Nominated Best Director – Feature (shared with Eddie Powell) Torn
Nominated Best Screenplay
Nominated Best Director – Non-Feature Power & Control
2014[14] Nominated Best Director – Feature (shared with Eddie Powell) The Submission of Emma Marx
Nominated Best Director – Feature The Temptation of Eve
Nominated Best Screenplay
2015[15] Nominated Best Director – Feature (shared with Eddie Powell) Second Chances
Nominated Best Screenplay
Nominated Best Director – Non-Feature Keep It in the Family
Nominated Director of the Year N/A
2016[16][17] Nominated Best Director - Feature The Submission of Emma Marx 2: Boundaries
Won Best Screenplay
Nominated Director of the Year N/A
NightMoves Awards
Year Result Award
2014[18] Won Best Director – Feature (Editor’s Choice)
2015[19] Nominated Best Director (Feature Films)
XBIZ Awards
Year Result Award Film
2012[20] Nominated Screenplay of the Year Dear Abby
2013[21][22] Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release (shared with Eddie Powell) Torn
Won Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Best Non-Sex Acting Performance Love, Marriage & Other Bad Ideas
2014[23][24] Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release (shared with Eddie Powell) The Submission of Emma Marx
Nominated Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release The Temptation of Eve
Won Screenplay of the Year
2015[25][26] Won Director of the Year - Body of Work N/A
Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release (shared with Eddie Powell) Second Chances
Won Best Non-Sex Acting Performance
Nominated Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release The Sexual Liberation of Anna Lee
Nominated Screenplay of the Year
2016[27][28] Won Director of the Year – Body of Work N/A
Nominated Director of the Year – Feature Release The Submission of Emma Marx 2: Boundaries
Won Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release A Hotwife Blindfolded 2
XRCO Awards
Year Result Award
2014[29] Won Best Director (Features)
2015[30] Won
2016[31] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jacky St. James at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b Dan Miller (February 7, 2015). "Jacky St. James Discusses 2015 XBIZ Director of the Year Award". XBIZ. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Amanda Hess (January 18, 2013). "What Is "Porn For Women"?". Slate. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Dan Miller (February 7, 2012). "WIA Profile: Jacky St. James". XBIZ. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Captain Jack (July 10, 2014). "Captain Jack interviews Jacky St. James". Adult DVD Talk. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Lady (August 1, 2011). "Fascinating Interview With Porn Script Writer Jacky St James". Ladiez Night. Archived from the original on May 25, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Vonda Dix (November 5, 2012). "XXXTREME INTERVIEW: JACKY ST. JAMES". GT XXXTREME. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Jenny Kutner (January 4, 2015). "The woman who conquered porn: How Jacky St. James became the most important name in the business". Salon. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "AVN Announces the 2012 AVN Award Winners". AVN. January 22, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Mark Kernes (March 1, 2013). "Interview: Jacky St. James on Best Romance Movie Win". AVN. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "What's Next: Jacky St. James". AVN. April 8, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  12. ^ Mark Shrayber (19 May 2016). "Showtime's 'Submission' Is Trying To Change The Way We Look At Late-Night Erotica". Uproxx.
  13. ^ "2013 Nominations" (PDF). AVN Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 28, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  14. ^ "2014 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  15. ^ "2015 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  16. ^ "2016 AVN AWARD NOMINATIONS". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2016 AVN Awards". AVN. January 23, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  18. ^ Bob Johnson (October 13, 2014). "NightMoves Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  19. ^ AVN Staff (July 16, 2015). "NightMoves Magazine Announces 2015 Awards Nominees". AVN. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  20. ^ "2012 Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  21. ^ "2013 Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  22. ^ Dan Miller (January 12, 2013). "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  23. ^ "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  24. ^ Dan Miller (January 24, 2014). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  25. ^ Dan Miller (January 16, 2015). "2015 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  26. ^ Lila Gray (November 12, 2014). "XBIZ Announces Movies & Production Nominees for 2015 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  27. ^ Rhett Pardon (January 16, 2016). "2016 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  28. ^ "2016 Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  29. ^ Peter Warren (April 16, 2014). "30th Annual XRCO Awards Takes It Back Home". AVN. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  30. ^ Peter Warren (April 11, 2015). "XRCO Announces Winners of 2015 Awards". AVN. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  31. ^ Peter Warren (June 22, 2016). "2016 XRCO Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved September 5, 2016.

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