Zero Tolerance Entertainment

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Zero Tolerance Entertainment
TypePrivate
IndustryPornography
Founded2002
Founder(s)Greg Alves [1]
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Key peopleGreg Alves (President) [1]
ProductsPornographic films
DivisionsThird Degree Films, Black Ice
WebsiteZT On Demand
 
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Zero Tolerance Entertainment
TypePrivate
IndustryPornography
Founded2002
Founder(s)Greg Alves [1]
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Key peopleGreg Alves (President) [1]
ProductsPornographic films
DivisionsThird Degree Films, Black Ice
WebsiteZT On Demand

Zero Tolerance Entertainment is an American pornographic film studio. The studios Third Degree Films and Black Ice are sister companies of Zero Tolerance. [2][3] The studio's films are generally classed as Gonzo pornography. [4]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2002 by Greg Alves.[2] The name was chosen because the company pledged to have "zero tolerance for bad porn". [5] The first title ZT released was Who's Your Daddy Part One.[6] In 2005, ZT introduced sister studio Black Ice, which specializes in all-black and interracial content. [2] The same year Zero Tolerance offered Mike Tyson a role in one of their films, however the boxer rejected their proposal. [7] Also in 2005, the company achieved a publicity coup when its films were featured in the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin. In the movie, ZT films were amongst those given to Steve Carell’s character as a means of easing his sexual frustration. The titles featured were School of Cock, Grand Theft Anal and Virgin Surgeon. [8] In 2006, the company filed a lawsuit against AdultsAllowed.com, seeking more than $15 million in damages for copyright infringement. [9] In 2006 the company started included a bonus Spanish language track on all its DVDs, in an attempt to tap in to the increasingly important Spanish speaking demographic in the US and Latin America. [10] 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. [11] The same year ZT released the first pornographic High-Definition Interactive DVD release, Interactive Sex with Bree Olson [12]

Actresses[edit]

Actress Courtney Cummz has an exclusive contract with ZT, and also directs films for the company. [13][14] Cummz was the first ZT contract girl. [15] In 2008, the company signed a six-film deal with Amber Lynn. [16] Wendi Knight has an exclusive contact with ZT, and has directed movies in the Grand Theft Anal, Strip Tease Then Fuck, and Wet Dreams Cum True series.[17] Alektra Blue was a spokeswoman for Third Degree Films before she became a Wicked Pictures contract girl, and Roxy Reynolds is a contract star for Black Ice. [18]

Directors[edit]

Directors currently or formerly under contract with the studio include Mike Quasar, Alves' wife Wendi Knight, Danny Case, Mark Davis, Fletcher, Sammy Sixx, Miles Long, David Perry and Monica Sweetheart. Long is one of the few Directors to be inducted into the AVN,[19] XRCO[20] and Urban X Awards [21] Halls of Fame.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Zero Tolerance Wins AdultDVDEmpire Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d "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 ENTERTAINMENT". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  6. ^ "ZERO TOLERANCE CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  7. ^ "TYSON HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR PORN". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  8. ^ "ZERO TOLERANCE VIDS FEATURED PROMINENTLY IN 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  9. ^ "Zero Tolerance Files Copyright Infringement Suit". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  10. ^ "ZERO TOLERANCE LANDS BILLBOARD AT THE BORDER". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  11. ^ "Zero Tolerance Wins $15M in Piracy Settlement". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  12. ^ "Zero Tolerance Launches Website for 'Bree Olson Interactive'". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  13. ^ "Adam & Eve, Zero Tolerance Join xPeeps’ ‘Roller Dollz’ Party". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  14. ^ "Zero Tolerance Releases ‘Face Invaders’". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  15. ^ "AVN.COM RETAILING PROFILE – ZERO TOLERANCE, THIRD DEGREE AND BLACK ICE CUMMING DIRECTLY TO RETAILERS". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  16. ^ "On Set Report: Amber Lynn Shoots First Scene for Zero Tolerance". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  17. ^ "Inside Wendi Knight". XRentDVD.com. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  18. ^ "Zero Tolerance Tour Brings Three Stars to Pacific Northwest". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  19. ^ "Director Miles Long Inducted Into 2011 AVN Hall of Fame". AVN. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  20. ^ "Director Miles Long To Be Inducted Into XRCO Hall of Fame". AVN. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  21. ^ "Urban X Awards announce 2012 winners". AVN.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  22. ^ a b "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  23. ^ a b c "Zero Tolerance, Third Degree Films Win Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  24. ^ a b "2008 AVN AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  25. ^ "THE 2009 AVN AWARDS WINNERS". AVN. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  26. ^ XBIZ Nominees 2013, XBIZ, January, 2013

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