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27 March 1938
|Occupation||Producer, director and founder of Video Marc Dorcel|
Marc Dorcel (born Marcel Herskovitz, 27 March 1938 in Paris) is a French producer of pornographic films who founded the company Video Marc Dorcel. Besides producing films by himself, he also produces films in partnership with people like Michel Ricaud, Cyril Randuineau, Marc Ange and Michel Barny. Dorcel is known for the long-running Pornochic film series, featuring many of Europe's most well known adult film stars.
Dorcel's projects are often filmed in exotic European locations, and have been awarded for their high production values: characterizing them as films with a degree of artfulness and attention to detail in hardcore pornography. Dorcel's contemporaries include the established pornographic director/producers Andrew Blake, Viv Thomas and Michael Ninn.
To help change the image of sexualities in this way, Marc Dorcel is backing the project of the Pascal Vanhoecke gallery for ARTPARIS+GUESTS.[clarification needed] Marc Dorcel also supports the AIDES association.
He was born in Paris as Marcel Herskovitz on 27 March 1938. he has a son Gregory Dorcel.
On 1 March 2006, Dorcel launched Dorcel TV, a cable and satellite service broadcasting adult films. Dorcel TV is also available online. Video Marc Dorcel has also expanded to include a range of gay pornographic content.
In August 2008, Private Media Group announced it has established an alliance with Video Marc Dorcel to collaborate in the home video market. The collaboration starts with a three-year DVD distribution agreement for France and going forward it is expected that Private and Marc Dorcel will explore additional opportunities in other territories. It is also expected that Private and Marc Dorcel will join forces on distribution platforms including Internet and IPTV/VOD in both France and across the EU.
The studio's content is also available online through archos.com.
On November 2013, Dorcel had his website crashed by an avalanche of users eager to cash in on his promise that he would remove the pay wall on his website for the whole evening if France qualified for the 2014 World Cup.