CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Director Axel Braun announced Thursday morning that effective immediately, he will require all adult performers who appear in his movies to undergo mandatory Hepatitis-C testing for all future shoots.

The new requirement will be standard for all Axel Braun Productions shoots, as well as any projects Braun directs for other companies.

"Recent events involving a possible undisclosed case of Hepatitis-C have made it very clear to me that the adult industry needs to implement additional measures in order to safeguard the health of our performers," Braun said. "Requiring a mandatory Hep-C test is an important step toward a more comprehensive system to limit the risks of exposure to sexually transmitted diseases without resorting to wearing hazmat suits."

Braun added, "Hopefully, more companies will follow on this path, as we continue to fight for the survival of our industry against Measure B."