Girlfriends Films' Moose Acquires Company From O'Connell

VALENCIA, Calif.—Girlfriends Films owner Dan O'Connell told AVN Wednesday evening that effectively immediately, he has sold the company to longtime vice president Moose.

O'Connell said that he will retain ownership of Groundwork Visions, the production company behind his Girlfriends movies to date, while entering into an arrangement to continue shooting movies exclusively for Girlfriends. Director B. Skow will also continue to shoot exclusively for Girlfriends, O'Connell added.

"As such, nothing has really changed on the production side, except that I hope to up my movie-making game now that I won't be spending most of my time on management matters," O'Connell noted. "Girlfriends Films' movie release schedule will be much the same as it has been for the past few years. We will put out the same number of movies, made by the same directors, under the same series, and so on."

O'Connell said that at least through January, he will continue to work full-time for Girlfriends. "Past that," he projected, "I'm sure I'll be helping Moose in the areas of post-production, our growing distribution of other brands, and keeping our cable channel fed with quality content." 

On Moose stepping into his shoes as president of the company, O'Connell offered, "Running Girlfriends Films is a very complex operation that includes movie production and post-production, sales and marketing, internet sites, our new GFF cable channel, and everything else that happens in our 37,000 square-foot building. I'm very fortunate to have someone of Moose's caliber to take over the operation.

"For the past several years Moose has been doing most everything except for making the movies. He's kept me informed of what he's doing, but he's been the person running Girlfriends Films. Moose and I have a very close relationship and I'm sure that will continue."

Pictured: Moose and Dan O'Connell at the 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (photo by Hew Burney/