Marc Dorcel

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Video Marc Dorcel
Founder(s)Marc Dorcel
Area servedWorldwide
ProductsPornographic films
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Video Marc Dorcel
Founder(s)Marc Dorcel
Area servedWorldwide
ProductsPornographic films
Marc Dorcel
BornMarcel Herskovitz
(1938-03-27) 27 March 1938 (age 75)
Paris, France
OccupationProducer, director and founder of Video Marc Dorcel
Years active1965–present

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.[1][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.

Distribution deals[edit]

The company's films are distributed in the U.S. by Wicked Pictures.[2]

On 1 March 2006, Dorcel launched Dorcel TV, a cable and satellite service broadcasting adult films.[3] 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.[4]

The studio's content is also available online through[5]

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.[6]

Frequent collaborators/actresses[edit]

Melissa Lauren has starred in several Dorcel films. In 2004 Priscila Sol signed an exclusive performance contract with the company.[2]


Video Marc Dorcel have nominated for AVN awards on many occasions.[7][8] The following is a selection of some of the major pornography awards won by Dorcel personally or his company:


  1. ^ Participation in ArtParis (in French). Artistik Rezo. 2010-03-12.
  2. ^ a b Ron Martin (10 January 2004). "Dorcel Signs Priscila Sol to Performance Contract". AVN. Retrieved 20 August 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Le producteur de films X Marc Dorcel lance Dorcel TV" (in French). AFP. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Private Media Group Announces Landmark Strategic Alliance With Marc Dorcel". Retrieved 13 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Archos Content Portal Expands: Paramount & Porn
  6. ^ "Fans offered free porn if France qualified for World Cup, get site crashed in 45 seconds". inside World Soccer. 20 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "AVN – 2014 AVN Awards Show – History". Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ a b c d e "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  10. ^ "Marc Dorcel: Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 26 August 2007. 
  11. ^ "Hot d'Or 1998 Winners". Hot d'Or. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  12. ^ "Hot d'Or 1999 Winners". Hot d'Or. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  13. ^ "LISTADO DE PELÍCULAS PREMIADAS" (PDF, Spanish/English) (Press release). FICEB. October 2005. Retrieved 29 September 2007. 
  14. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, February 2011
  15. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January 2012
  16. ^ a b c "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  17. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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