Viv Thomas

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Viv Thomas
Viv Thomas at his home in the Algarve, Portugal.jpg
Viv Thomas at his home in the Algarve, Portugal.
BornVivian Leonard Thomas
(1948-01-10) January 10, 1948 (age 65)
South Africa
OccupationAdult Photographer / Producer
Years active1984 - Present
Website
Viv Thomas' Official Site
 
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Viv Thomas
Viv Thomas at his home in the Algarve, Portugal.jpg
Viv Thomas at his home in the Algarve, Portugal.
BornVivian Leonard Thomas
(1948-01-10) January 10, 1948 (age 65)
South Africa
OccupationAdult Photographer / Producer
Years active1984 - Present
Website
Viv Thomas' Official Site

Vivian "Viv" Leonard Thomas (born January 10, 1948) is a South African-born British producer of pornographic movies. He has produced hundreds of features over the course of his 15+ year career. He specializes in producing lesbian pornography[1] as well as foot fetish videos. His popular titles include the Pink Velvet trilogy, the Unfaithful series and The Art of Kissing series.[1]

Career[edit]

He has also produced an equal number of heterosexual works. The majority of his work was produced prior to the British government lifting some of the more stringent laws regarding what could be shown in pornographic films; when those laws were repealed in 1999, Viv moved into producing hardcore material exclusively. However, as a court decision confirmed that R18 rated hardcore DVDs can only be sold via licensed sex shops in the UK, not mail-order via the internet, Viv Thomas decided to move his whole operation from Acton, West London to Portugal.[1] He also maintains a studio in Budapest.

Thomas is known for producing artistic pornographic films with an emphasis on high production values and has been nominated for numerous awards[2] and has won at the AVN awards in the past. His contemporaries include the established pornographic director/producers Andrew Blake, Michael Ninn and Marc Dorcel.

Thomas' more recent work has starred almost exclusively Hungarian, Czech, and other Central European models, although he does feature some British performers, such as Ian Tate, as well as Americans such as Sophie Strauss and the former Penny Flame.

Among the British models he has worked with are Alicia Rhodes, Michelle Thorne, Kelle Marie, and Roxanne Hall. Central European models who are frequently featured in his videos include Eve Angel, Peaches, Zsanett Égerházi (aka "Sandy"), Sandra Shine and Suzy Spark.

His productions are distributed by Girlfriends Films[3] (USA and the world) and Erigo Distribution (UK and Europe). In early 2013 Viv Thomas Productions entered into an agreement with MET-Art[4] for the management of their flagship web site http://www.vivthomas.com The new site was launched on the 26th March 2013 MetArt Network Relaunches VivThomas.com[5]

Between 2006 and 2011, every year Viv Thomas presented his models with awards for working with the company "as a way of saying thank you".[6] The company hosted a fan based voting competition to find the Viv Thomas Babe of the Year on [7]

In 2008 Viv Thomas instituted the Viv Thomas Golf Masters, a golf tournament that takes place every year around Spain and Portugal.[8]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Steve Javors (2006-09-25). "Girlfriends to Distribute Viv Thomas Titles". XBiz. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  2. ^ ETO (2012-08-22). "ETO Awards Nominees Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  3. ^ Mark Kernes (2012-08-22). "Girlfriends Films Inks Distribution Deal with VivThomas.com". AVN. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  4. ^ Bob Johnson (2013-01-03). "MetArt to Manage VivThomas.com". Xbiz. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  5. ^ Bob Johnson (2013-03-26). "MetArt Network Relaunches VivThomas.com". Xbiz. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  6. ^ Dashiell (2008-04-17). "Viv Thomas’ Jo Is The Hottest Babe … This Year". Fleshbot. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  7. ^ Nick Spillum (2011-04-17). "Viv Thomas’ Babe of the year". VivThomas.com. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  8. ^ AVN (2012-05-22). "Viv Thomas Golf Tourney Tees Off 5th Annual Industry Insider Event". AVN. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  9. ^ http://www.babe-of-the-year.com/

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