CHATSWORTH, Calif. - Empire Video Distributors has appointed Tracy Leone head buyer. Effective immediately, Leone will be responsible for all of Empire's new release buying and inventory management.

"We couldn't be more excited to have Tracy handling our buying," said Empire president Roy Karch. "She has loads of experience to go along with her extensive relationships, wonderful energy and terrific instincts."

Leone, 24, began working in the adult industry in 2001. Prior to her job at Empire, she worked for Goalie Entertainment and Triplex Distribution.

"Empire Video has become the biggest distributor on the West Coast and I am so proud to be part of the team," said Leone. "I can't thank Roy enough for this opportunity."

Leone can be reached via e-mail at tracyl@empirevid.com.