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Rob Black is Back!

LOS ANGELES – (October 19, 2011) – Axel Braun has signed controversial adult film director Rob Black to produce six hi-budget feature films for his studio Axel Braun Productions, marking the official start of a comeback by the notorious “bad boy” movie maker who recently completed a federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to obscenity charges.

Rob Black (L) joins Axel Braun (R) to direct six adult films for ABP.

Photo courtesy of Axel Braun Productions.
“I’ve known Rob for 15 years, and he is first and foremost a true artist and a passionate filmmaker, and it’s an honor and a pleasure to have him part of the ABP family,” said studio head Axel Braun in announcing the agreement.  ABP films are distributed by leading adult movie company Vivid Entertainment.
“The films he will make for ABP will be unlike anything he has ever done before and will definitely show a much different Rob Black than what people expect,” said Braun. Black will begin principal photography on his first project later this month.
An award-winning director, until his imprisonment, Black owned the highly successful adult studio Extreme Associates. Beginning in 2004 Black and his wife, Lizzy Borden were prosecuted for distribution of material considered obscene by the U.S. Department of Justice. After a costly six-year legal battle, the couple pleaded  guilty to federal obscenity charges and accepted one-year prison terms, which they both served in full and completed recently.
Axel Braun and ABP won 14 AVN awards earlier this year, including seven for the blockbuster hit “Batman XXX: A Porn Parody.” Braun was inducted in the AVN Hall of Fame and won the trophy for Director of the Year-Body of Work, while his studio was named Best New Production Company.
DISCLAIMER: Batman XXX: A Porn Parody is a parody movie. Batman® is a registered trademark of DC Comics, a General Partnership, composed of Warner Communications Inc. and E.C. Publications, Inc.  Batman XXX: A Porn Parody is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with DC Comics General Partnership, Warner Communications Inc. or E.C. Publications, Inc. or any other person or entity affiliated with any of them


About Axel Braun:

The son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun, and grandson of a diplomat, Axel Braun was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing. Fluent in five languages, a member of MENSA, a film-school graduate, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in Psychology, Axel has a unique cultural background that definitely sets him apart from the many other directors in the Adult industry. A second-generation AVN Hall-of-Famer, over the span of his career he has won awards all over the world for Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, and Editing. For more information visit


About Vivid:

Founded in 1984, Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and a licensing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing, and a range of other products. TV audiences have gotten to know the company’s management and talent through two recent seven-part series on Showtime, “Debbie Does Dallas…Again” and “Deeper Throat.” In addition to its Vivid-Celeb imprint famous for celebrity sex tapes, the company is known for its popular Vivid-Alt and Vivid-Ed labels and its new Vivid SuperXXXHeroes imprint. The Vivid website, has a loyal following of fans of Vivid movies from the industry’s largest archive.


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