Ken Wood has been named managing editor of Adult Video News (AVN), effective with the April 2000 issue. He'll succeed Bryn Pryor (Mark Logan), who will take a sabbatical from the publication to direct a non-adult feature film.

Wood will take on all of AVN's editorial duties. "I'm excited that AVN has offered me the opportunity to further my journalistic career," the 23-year-old Wood says. "I love the business and look forward to working with all of the companies to continue bringing all of the important adult information to the retailers, distributors, industry personnel and fans who read AVN each month."

Pryor, meanwhile, will stay with AVN in an advisory capacity until pre-production begins on his long-awaited directorial effort, The Money Shot, some time this spring. The film is co-written by Pryor and AVN staff members Rebecca Gray (Kensington Smith), Ken Brodzinski (Ken Michaels), and Bob Pouliot.

"This has worked out wonderfully," Pryor says. "Ken Wood is an excellent editor, young, eager and talented. I can leave AVN in good hands. Meanwhile, people rarely get to fulfill their dreams and making The Money Shot allows me to pursue my first love, which is film."

He plans to return to AVN once the film is completed. AVN publisher Paul Fishbein says Pryor is welcome. "I feel confident that we have a fine editor in Ken Wood," Fishbein says. "We're a growing company. When Bryn comes back, there will be a place for him here."