Nikki Benz Penthouse Cover
Porn Star Nikki Benz has a lot to promote right now, cover girl of the May in Penthouse magazine and launching a revamped Website.
Benz will be touting both during upcoming dance appearances at Club Fantasies in Providence, Rhode Island and the Gold Club in Columbus, Ohio. And while she encourages her fans to bring copies of the May Penthouse to have her autograph, she will have plenty on hand for those who haven't yet been able to pick one up.
"I posted the cover on MySpace, and the response from my fans is insane!" Benz said. "They're all loving it."
As to her website, she explained, "It features brand new content, a new design and a new concept. I have 100 percent control of my site now, and with that control I have total interaction with my members. My goal was to create a site where I'll be able to have a closer online relationship with my fans, and that's exactly what I was able to create.
"I've spent a lot of time and put a lot of thought and energy into my new site to make it one of the best out there," Benz went on. "I encourage all my fans to check it out for themselves."
The dates and locations of Benz's feature appearances are as follows:
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June 8, 2006
It was NOT a mutual decision to leave Tera vision AVN article states that it was a mutual decision for me and Tera vision to go our separate ways. That is not the case. Tera vision gave me absolutely no notice.
Right before I was to attend Exxxotica Miami Beach convention they dropped me. Before my attorney received a fax from Tera vision, I was trying to get a hold of Evan, Tera or someone at the office only to be ignored. I wanted to know the details, such as my flight number and departure time, hotel, etc. I did nothing to Evan (CEo of Tera vision) for him to treat me like this.
My contract with them states that if one party wishes to end the contract, we are to give each other a 60 day notice. Where is my 60 day notice Evan? I also canceled two feature dancing gigs this month, just so I would be able to attend these conventions. Not only did I loose money from that, but I'm still owed a pay check from Tera vision. Funny how Evan totally disregarded that. I guess since he's making a ton of money from my lates movie Test Drive, he doesn't think about other people and the fact that they have bills to pay.
Just read on AVN that Evan's excuse it because he wants to concentrate more on Tera. Well Evan, then why would you screw me over like this?! Give me notice just like our contract says. And why were my pay checks late all the time? People, including me have rent, car payments, cell phone bills and so on. I would never treat anyone the way he's treated me. Then again, Evan is known for this.
If you knew anything about my career, then how could you say that I am "actively avoiding black guys". Ever since I've entered the industry I've been scooped up and always under contract. First with Pleasure Productions, then Jill Kelly Productions, and most recently Tera vision.
Nikki Benz announced today she has left Jill Kelly, where she was a contract girl since last September. enz’s decision comes on the heels of former contract girls Tyra and Jenna Haze announcing their departures last week, the resignation of CEO Bob Friedland and company president Jill Kelly also leaving. In a statement, Benz said, “I had not been happy at Jill Kelly Production since the beginning of this year. There was a tremendous amount of disorganization. Jill Kelly Production has not shot a new movie since February, and I was getting frustrated, especially with the way things were being run. It felt as though the management did not care about the product, instead attempting to do everything as cheaply as possible. I found out that Jill had resigned from Jill Kelly Production while I was on the East Coast feature dancing last month. Once I got back to LA, I knew I had to get out of the company.” She continued, “I am grateful for my time with Jill Kelly Production because I met a lot of good people at the company, and became friends with many of them. Jill Kelly Production once was a great company to work for, but I think it started to fall apart around the first of the year. I am sad to see it go downhill. Jill was a tremendous asset to Jill Kelly Production, and they were foolish to lose her. Certain people within the company have no idea what it takes to run an adult business. In my opinion, because of that lack of knowledge and no real guidance from anyone – that’s what ran the company into the ground.” Benz, a native of Toronto, added, “For now, I will be freelancing and booking myself on jobs. I am looking for possibly another contract with a solid and creative company. For bookings, I can be reached at nikki @ nikkibenz.com.” On Tuesday, chief operating officer Dan Ice said, “We are sorry to lose Nikki Benz. It was a mutual agreement to have her released from the contract. I am disappointed that Nikki would make derogatory comments about our movies and associate the quality of our movies with the new management. Jill Kelly herself was personally responsible for all production and post-production until June 1, 2005.” Ice continued, “The release of our three contract girls coordinates with our new philosophy of finding new and exciting talent. We look forward to the release of our first movie with this concept in mind.”
8th September, 2005
Tera Vision, the company owned by Tera Patrick and her rock star husband Evan Seinfeld, has signed Nikki Benz and Lucy Lee as its first exclusive contract girls. Benz and Lee both agreed to three-year deals in which they will headline their own productions as well as perform in others starring Patrick. Tera Vision titles are distributed exclusively by Vivid Entertainment Group and Private in Europe. “This is probably the biggest step that I’ve taken with my career because Tera’s such a big name in the adult industry and Tera Vision and is trying to do something that no other company is doing with their contracts,” said Benz, the gorgeous Toronto native who now resides in L.A.. Benz formerly was under contract with Jill Kelly and Pleasure Productions. She has performed in only about 30 adult films in just under three years. “My contract with them is by far the best contract I have ever had,” Benz continued. “They are trying to make sure that the girls are happy and they’re going to give girls residuals for every movie that we’re in. It’s exciting to be part of the family and they treat me really well.” Lee, has made a name for herself in over 350 sex scenes since 2003. The Korean hottie said she had just joined the growing Tera Patrick Agency when the opportunity became available. “It’s exciting. They offered me a good deal,” Lee said Thursday. “Tera and me get along so well, and they told me they were looking for an Asian contract girl, so here I am. “I am happy about this. Every day is a good day, so I look forward to everything that’s going to come up. We just started so there is a lot of stuff to come. I just can’t wait.”
A short time after Lee joined the TPA she and Patrick did a Flirt4Free session, and then Patrick requested her for some website work. “We started hanging out after that,” Lee said.
Patrick and Seinfeld visited a sex convention in New Zealand, and then vacationed on the island of Fiji. Patrick is still in Australia doing some mainstream print work, while Seinfeld returned to Los Angeles to handle the overflow of business and make the announcements.
“We did not rush to make an announcement until we shot the girls,” Seinfeld told. “We are happy with their performances. All the girls will be performing anal and more in their movies. Tera’s whole philosophy in the movies we’re making is that Tera will be in their movies, and they will be in Tera’s movies.” Seinfeld continued, “Our contracts are different than any other in that we actually give girls residuals and pay them on their movie sales. We feel people should [have an incentive] to promote their product. … We are trying to change the way it’s done.” Seinfeld said Tera Vision plans to raise both starlets’ profiles in the mainstream as well as adult. “Tera feels Nikki Benz is one of prettiest and classiest girls in the whole industry,” Seinfeld said. “She’s been a contract girl with Jill Kelly and with Pleasure Productions, and we feel they all did something right with her because her image is so positive.”
Benz has already shot for a European edition of Maxim and Seinfeld said there are plans to bring her to magazines like FHM, for which Patrick now shoots regularly.
“It’s not an easy nut to crack, otherwise every porn star in the business would be in mainstream magazines,” Seinfeld noted. “Because Tera has so much mainstream attention already, we want the overflow work to benefit the girls within our company. We feel that Nikki can really crossover in a big mainstream way.”
Seinfeld said that Lee was a natural fit.
“Lucy Lee is super hot and an exciting performer. She has done some of the hottest scenes we've seen,” he said. “We think her exotic beauty will be popular with Tera’s already captive audience that appreciates exotic beauty. Even after the huge success of Reign of Tera, we think the Asian market will never cool off. We’ve lined her up for her own mainstream campaign. We are taking a look at the import car scene, and fashion and glamour as well.”
Benz told that she actually got introduced to Seinfeld and Patrick after Robert from Tera Vision found her on myspace.com. Tera Vision and Benz came to an agreement after discussing it for much of the summer.
“The thing with Tera Vision movies is they really concentrate on quality of the movies and not quantity,” Benz said. “With JKP it was more about quantity over quality. But whatever happened with Jill Kelly, I hope that Jill gets her company back because she’s such a wonderful person.”
While Benz had seen Patrick before at the AVN Awards, “I never went up to her or anything. I always admired her. She’s so beautiful and exotic looking.”
The two worked together for the first time in the small town of Ohana on the Hawaiian island of Maui in August.
“The background was the ocean and palm trees,” Benz said. “The sun was going down and I got to see the sunset. It was very beautiful.”
Benz also did an anal scene for the first time while on the trip that is expected to be in part two of the yet-to-be-titled project. She said she would be performing in one anal scene in each of her movies.
“I’ve done it in my personal life, I wanted to do it for the fans,” she said.
Lee, meanwhile, performed in a girl/girl with Patrick, a boy/girl and a b/g/g in Hawaii.
She said when she first started that, “I was trying to make money, and I made a shit load of money. I didn’t think anything would come of it. I just did it and then the next thing I knew I was working every day. Now at mainstream parties I get recognized more than mainstream people do.”
Lee first met Patrick on a Vivid set last year.
“I love her,” she said. “She’s like the nicest person ever. I’ve seen her day after day and she doesn’t change.”
Seinfeld said that Tera Vision is not finished signing girls.
“I would look for new Tera Vision contract girls, and I’ll go as far as to say that based on Tera Patrick, who’s arguably the best looking porn star of all time, that we’re looking to have the hottest lineup of girls of any company in the business. We don’t think that’s a stretch.”
He added, “Our mission statement is to make hot, erotic films that raise the bar of what is the hottest sex you can see and what is classy.
"... Resource Media is doing PR for Tera Vision and Tera Patrick along with Lizzy Grubman in New York City. We’ve made a commitment to spare no expense to take Tera Vision and its contract girls to the next level.”
2nd February 2006
Tera vision contract star Nikki Benz, is set to feature dance at two locations this month. Benz will be performing at Rouge Gentlemen's Club for three nights, this Thursday through Saturday. She will have a lot of free goodies, such as DVDs and posters that she will be giving out while on stage. After each performance, Benz will be available for lap dances, Polaroids, and autographs. She will also have additional titles available for purchase. "I have never danced at Rouge so I’m very excited to have the opportunity to see my local fans again at a brand new club," said Benz. “I am proud to offer fans the chance to see my very first anal performance in my Teravision movie Test Drive.” Benz will also make her Texas dance debut in Houston later this month, where she’ll perform February 15-18 at Splendors (7440 West Greens Road). "Look out Houston Texas, here I come!" exclaimed the blond starlet.