LA Direct Models

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LA Direct Models
LA Direct Models 2009.jpg
LA Direct Models attending a fashion show by designer Tal Sheyn at the Cabana Club, Hollywood, CA, February 2009. Founder Derek Hay (aka Ben English) in center of the bottom photo.

LA Direct Models is a talent agency for pornographic performers that was formed in 2000 by pornographic actor Derek Hay. [1] Initially based in London, the agency booked adult film work in the United States for British females. The following year, once demand had grown, Hay and his porn actress then-girlfriend Hannah Harper moved the agency's headquarters to a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] Their offices have since moved to the Cahuenga Pass, Hollywood, in the same building as the offices of the adult film producer Vivid Entertainment.[3] In the fall of 2014, the agency opened a new office in Las Vegas, Nevada,[4] and departed the Vivid building.

LA Direct Models represents around 130 female and 30 male performers,[5] including Tori Black, Kagney Linn Karter, Alexis Texas and Lexi Belle.[1][6] Havana Ginger became the agency's first contract performer in 2005,[7] and in 2008 Kimber James became their first transsexual performer.[8] In 2008, LA Direct Models, Lisa Ann Talent Management and The Lee Network formed a network to handle bookings for feature dancers.[9] LA Direct Models now also represents production professionals such as directors and makeup artists.[1]

In 2008, the agency launched an adult entertainment news website, L.A. Direct News.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d Dan Miller (2010-04-24). "LA Direct Models Reaches 10-Year Milestone". Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  2. ^ Joe Zigfield (2008-03-06). "Book 'Em". Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Move: adult talent agency L.A. Direct Models later moved to new offices in the Cahuenga Pass". San Fernando Valley Business Journal. 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Porn production moves to Vegas after condom law". USA TODAY. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Bob Preston (2005-12-12). "LA Direct Models Unveils Mobile Website". XBIZ. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Female Models". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  7. ^ LA Direct Models (2005-06-13). "Direct Models 1st Exclusive Contract, Signs Havanna Ginger". Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  8. ^ LA Direct Models (2008-11-01). "L.A. Direct Models first to sign TS Performer". Archived from the original on 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  9. ^ Wade Garrett (2008-08-22). "Lee Network, LA Direct, Lisa Ann Talent Mgt. Form Dancer Network". Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  10. ^ Tod Hunter (2008-03-06). "L.A. Direct Models to Launch News Website". Retrieved 2008-11-03. 

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