LOS ANGELES, CA — Monarchy Distribution, started earlier this year, has hauled in sex award nominations for the upcoming 2013 AVN Awards. Studios falling under the Monarchy umbrella thus recognized include Assence Films, Black Storm Productions, Kelly Shibari Productions, and Tranny Factory.

"I am so honored and humbled by the recognition AVN has given us. We have had a lot of support throughout the industry while trying to develop a business model that hasn't been done before and it has really paid off," said Monarchy owner Mike Kulich. "I also want to thank all of our distribution partners. Without them, none of this would be possible. We are really looking forward to starting out 2013 strong and thank everyone for their support."

Monarchy's 2013 Nominations include:

Best New Production Company: Assence Films/Exile

Clever Title of the Year: Chocolate Yam Yams - Black Storm Productions/Vantage

Specialty Release of the Year: Kelly Shibari is Overloaded - Kelly Shibari Productions/Monarchy/Exile

Overall Marketing Campaign, Individual Project: Kelly Shibari is Overloaded - Kelly Shibari Productions/Monarchy/Exile

Best Transsexual Release - Tranny Hookups - Tranny Factory/Blue Coyote 

Monarchy Distribution was founded with the goal of connecting independent producers with traditional DVD Distribution. Monarchy releases a number of titles from 14 different lines through a variety of different distributors covering a wide array of various niches.