Digital Playground Signs Katsumi

Digital Playground has announced its official signing of performer Katsumi to an exclusive contract.

Katsumi is AVN’s two-time, reigning Female Foreign Performer of the Year. The exotic French-Vietnamese beauty entered the adult industry six years ago as a performer for Penthouse France. She crossed over to the U.S. in late 2003 and has gone on to appear in Jack's Playground 9 & 28, Deeper 2, Jack's Teen America 4 and Cockasian. In 2005, Katsumi was named one of the ten most popular porn actresses in the world by Genesis magazine.

Although DP would not disclose the terms of the newly-inked agreement, publicist Adella O’Neal confirmed that Katsumi will shoot two new movies for the company in early 2007. Katsumi: Sexual Freak and Deeper are set to roll in January and February, with acclaimed director Robby D. slated to helm both projects.

"This contract with Digital Playgroundis really the best thing that has happened to me,” Katsumi said. “I had the opportunity to work with all the companies I wanted. After having done all kinds of movies, I'm much more interested in taking care of my name and my reputation. DP is the best company for features and marketing. Each of their contract stars is rare, absolutely beautiful and to be a Digital Playground girl means a lot to me. I have refused other exclusive contract offers as I always enjoyed being free and independent but I acknowledge, signing with DP is really the best way to progress further. I am excited to work on movies like Pirates, bringing my experience, my passion and energy to make beautiful productions. I have already had the opportunity to work with Robby D, and we have a great connection, too. It seems that 2007 is going to be a great year for me!"

Digital Playground owner Joone and president Samantha Lewis praised Katsumi’s beauty, intelligence and drive. "Katsumi is gorgeous, grounded and strong,” said Lewis. “She is a perfect complement to Jesse, Teagan, Jana, Sophia and Shay. I am excited to introduce her to our customers at January's AVN show."

Katsumi will make her debut appearance for Digital Playground during AVN's Adult Entertainment Expo at booth # 7012.