Third Degree Films

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Third Degree Films
Private
Industry Pornography
Founded 2002
Founder Joey Wilson
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people

Joey Wilson (President)

Miles Long (Director)[1]
Products Pornographic films
Website www.thirdmovies.com

Third Degree Films is the umbrella name for the American Los Angeles-based heterosexual pornographic film studios Zero Tolerance Entertainment (ZT) and Black Ice Films,[2][3] both of which produce gonzo pornography.[4]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2002 by Joey Wilson.[2] In 2006, the company filed a lawsuit against AdultsAllowed.com, seeking more than $15 million in damages for copyright infringement.[5] In 2006, the company started including a bonus Spanish language track on all its DVDs, in an attempt to tap into the increasingly important Spanish speaking demographic in the U.S. and Latin America.[6] In 2007, the company signed a deal with Hustler TV to provide its content on the channel in North and South America.[2] In 2008, ZT brought a lawsuit against DVD rental site Movixo Inc., alleging DVD piracy. The case was settled out of court for $15 million.[7]

In 2009, the Film The Cougar Club[8] directed by Miles Long won an AVN Award for Best MILF Release, setting the bar for films of that genre. In 2012, Nylons 8, directed by Miles Long won an AVN Award for Best Foot Fetish/Leg Release Release.[9]

Pat Myne has also been both a performer & director for 3rd Degree.[10]

Actresses[edit]

Actress Courtney Cummz has an exclusive contract with ZT and also directs films for the company.[11][12] Cummz was the first ZT contract girl.[13]

In 2008, the company signed a six-film deal with Amber Lynn.[14]

Alektra Blue was considered spokesmodel and "unofficial contract girl" for 3rd Degree for around two years,[10] before she became a Wicked Pictures contract star.[15] She also did an interactive sex DVD for 3rd Degree called Total Interactive Control Of Alektra, for which her husband at the time (Pat Myne) was one of the directors.[10]

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 AVN Award - Best Foot Fetish/Leg Release (Nylons 8)[citation needed]
  • 2010 AVN Award - Best Solo Release (All Alone 4)[16]
  • 2009 AVN Award - Best MILF Release (The Cougar Club)[citation needed]
  • 2012 AVN Award - Best Foot Fetish/Leg Release (Nylons 8)[8]
  • 2009 AVN Award - Best MILF Release (The Cougar Club)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AVN Bio Page". AVN. Archived from the original on 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b c "Zero Tolerance, Black Ice Expand Hustler TV Deal". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Zero Tolerance, Third Degree Ink Tanya James". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Zero Tolerance Debuts 4-Hour Compilations". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Zero Tolerance Files Copyright Infringement Suit". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  6. ^ "ZERO TOLERANCE LANDS BILLBOARD AT THE BORDER". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  7. ^ "Zero Tolerance Wins $15M in Piracy Settlement". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  8. ^ a b c "AVN Awards Past Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  9. ^ "2012 AVN Awards Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  10. ^ a b c Alektra Blue (13 November 2007). "Inside Alektra Blue" (Interview). Interviewed by Big D. XRentDVD. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Adam & Eve, Zero Tolerance Join xPeeps' 'Roller Dollz' Party". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  12. ^ "Zero Tolerance Releases 'Face Invaders'". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  13. ^ "ZERO TOLERANCE, THIRD DEGREE AND BLACK ICE CUMMING DIRECTLY TO RETAILERS". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  14. ^ "On Set Report: Amber Lynn Shoots First Scene for Zero Tolerance". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  15. ^ "Zero Tolerance Tour Brings Three Stars to Pacific Northwest". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  16. ^ 2010 Winners, Accessed 25 November 2012

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