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LA Direct Models

LA Direct Models attending a Fashion Show by designer Tal Sheyn at the Cabana Club, Hollywood, CA on February 13, 2009. Founder Derek Hay (aka Ben English) in center of bottom photo.
Websitehttp://www.ladirectmodels.com/
 
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LA Direct Models

LA Direct Models attending a Fashion Show by designer Tal Sheyn at the Cabana Club, Hollywood, CA on February 13, 2009. Founder Derek Hay (aka Ben English) in center of bottom photo.
Websitehttp://www.ladirectmodels.com/

LA Direct Models was formed in 2000 by pornographic actor Derek Hay,[1] initially as a London-based agency that booked adult 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 to a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, California.[1][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]

LA Direct Models represents around 130 female and 30 male performers,[4] including Tori Black, Kagney Linn Karter, Alexis Texas and Lexi Belle.[1][5] Havana Ginger became the agency's first contract performer in 2005,[6] and in 2008 Kimber James became their first transsexual performer.[7] In 2008, LA Direct Models, Lisa Ann Talent Management and The Lee Network formed a network to handle bookings for feature dancers.[8] LA Direct Models now also represents production professionals such as directors and makeup artists.[1]

In 2008 the agency launched the adult entertainment news website, L.A. Direct News.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Dan Miller (2010-04-24). "LA Direct Models Reaches 10-Year Milestone". AVN.com. http://business.avn.com/articles/37869.html. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  2. ^ Joe Zigfield (2008-03-06). "Book 'Em". XBiz.com. http://www.xbiz.com/articles/12031. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Move: adult talent agency L.A. Direct Models has moved to new offices in the Cahuenga Pass". San Fernando Valley Business Journal. 2008-04-14. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb274/is_/ai_n29431125. Retrieved 2008-11-10. [dead link]
  4. ^ Bob Preston (2005-12-12). "LA Direct Models Unveils Mobile Website". XBiz.com. http://www.xbiz.com/news/web/98669. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Female Models". LADirectModels.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. http://web.archive.org/web/20080611143432/http://www.ladirectmodels.com/search.php?gender=female&letter=%&sortby=firstName&orderby=ASC&Go=Go. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  6. ^ LA Direct Models (2005-06-13). "Direct Models 1st Exclusive Contract, Signs Havanna Ginger". AINews.com. http://ainews.com/Archives/Story9062.phtml. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  7. ^ LA Direct Models (2008-11-01). "L.A. Direct Models first to sign TS Performer". AdultFYI.com. http://www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=31056. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  8. ^ Wade Garrett (2008-08-22). "Lee Network, LA Direct, Lisa Ann Talent Mgt. Form Dancer Network". AVN.com. http://www.avn.com/video/articles/31926.html. Retrieved 2008-11-03. [dead link]
  9. ^ Tod Hunter (2008-03-06). "L.A. Direct Models to Launch News Website". AINews.com. http://www.xbiz.com/news/web/90858?ht=glbt. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 

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