2008 XBIZ Awards
February 7 At 8pm
The Highlands In Hollywood, CA
The 2008 XBIZ Awards has launched its official website at XBIZAwards.com. Once again anchoring the XBIZ Hollywood '08 Industry Conference, the XBIZ Awards ceremony will take place Feb. 7 at The Highlands in Hollywood, Calif., and this
year will break new ground by featuring an expanded list of award categories.
XBIZ has announced that Digital Playground contract star Jesse Jane (www.jessejane.com)
and adult industry personality Kevin 'KB' Blatt will host the awards show, accompanied by many other adult stars to be announced
"I am so excited to be asked to host the award show,' Jesse Jane said. 'I love XBIZ. This is a huge honor, and you know KB
and I are gonna rock it!"
Jane is one of only a few adult entertainment performers to attain true superstar status. It took only three years for the
blond, green-eyed beauty from Fort Worth, Texas, to move from Hooters manager to Hawaiian Tropics pageant winner to international
fame with a Digital Playground contract.
A legend in his own time, Blatt has been in the adult entertainment business for 11 years, working in public relations and
affiliate marketing for a number of leading companies. He currently is the director of public relations for GameLink, but
is perhaps best known for his recent foray into sex-tape brokering and reality TV.
As the star of the mainstream documentary "American Cannibal," Blatt has garnered a decade's worth of publicity as the 'sleazy
porn guy' who steals the movie with his witty observations and humor. He currently is shopping a reality show project, "Virgin
Territory," but will take time from his hectic schedule to grace the stage of the 2008 XBIZ Awards.
The Players Ball will take center stage as the official after-party for XBIZ Awards.
"XBIZ Hollywood has always been a top-notch webmaster show," D-Money said. "For me, throwing a Players Ball in my own backyard
will be extra fun. Our party has been known to attract many celebrities over the years. I'm sure this L.A. party will bring
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, The Players Ball is an excellent way to close out the XBIZ Awards, offering an after-party
unlike any XBIZ has done before. The Players Ball is closing 2007 stronger then ever, having thrown five blowout events in
just a year. Rapper Ice Cube performed a full impromptu concert earlier this year, and for the upcoming Players Ball, DJ Quik
and AMG have been selected to bring the house down.
"It's an L.A. event, so we wanted to have one of the biggest West Coast rap producers/rappers around, DJ Quik," D-Money said.
"His lyrics are true to our game, very sexual. I know the crowd will dig this one, even if they don't know DJ Quik."
D-Money also said he's especially excited that this Players Ball will begin as soon as the XBIZ Awards end, meaning DJ Quik
will begin performing almost immediately for an already packed house.
"I guarantee this Players Ball will be one of the best yet," D-Money said.
In addition to information about the 6th Annual XBIZ Awards, which has earned industry-wide recognition as one of the grandest
industry ceremonies of the year, the website features a complete list of the 2008 award categories, photos from last year's
event and detailed information on how nominations can be submitted to XBIZ. The nominee submission period begins Nov. 1 and
lasts until Dec. 31.
'With every successful event we kick things up a few notches for the following year, and that's exactly what we're doing
with the 2008 XBIZ Awards and XBIZ Hollywood Conference,' XBIZ President Alec Helmy said.
'What makes these two events so special is the great mix of attendees and how well the events complement one another,' Helmy
added. 'With our expanded list of award categories, upcoming surprise announcements and an even bigger audience, XBIZ guarantees
that its upcoming shows will be the most spectacular ever.'
The XBIZ Hollywood '08 Industry Conference will be held Feb. 6-8 at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Admission to
the XBIZ Awards is included with conference registration.
For more information about XBIZ Hollywood '08 Industry Conference, please visit the XBIZ Hollywood.
- Location: The Highlands. 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (Highland & Hollywood 4th Floor), Hollywood, CA. 323.461.9800. Map it at Google Maps.
- Press: Those interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2008 XBIZ Awards and XBIZ Hollywood Conference can contact Kristen
Kaye at Kristen@xbiz.com or 310.820.0228 x702.
- Press: To register for press passes contact Dusty Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: An XBIZ Awards Press Release