Kendo Named Creative Director of Daring Media Group

BARCELONA - Daring Media Group has placed director Kendo, a.k.a. Kenny D. Rye, in charge of production as the company's new Creative Director.

Daring is the video production arm of the European retail chain Beate Uhse. As Creative Director, Kendo will oversee all of the studio's new releases, from production to art direction and quality control. He will also direct one movie of his own for Daring each month.

"I am very pleased to move further ahead in my relationship with Beate Uhse and Daring Media Group," said Kendo. "Since we started working together over a year ago, the results have been incredible, and we have been awarded at different shows including AVN in Las Vegas and Venus in Berlin. With Daring, I always liked the freedom they gave me to develop my creativity and the trust they placed on me so that I became even more motivated to deliver the best possible product.  Now, I will be shooting a new movie per month, and I am already in talks with other Daring! directors to ensure that the cast, storyline, locations, etc., of everything they shoot is in line with the quality standards we have set for Daring."

Beate Uhse COO and Daring Media Group Managing Director Serge van der Hooft said the appointment of Kendo to Creative Director was "the next natural step for us to take."

"Ever since the first movie he made for us, Bondage Thoughts, Kenny has always lived up to the most demanding expectations," van der Hooft said. "Now that Daring is an established brand in the market and everybody knows it is a serious initiative, we are receiving a lot of requests from directors interested in working with us. Kendo has tremendous experience in the industry and knows everything that needs to be known to produce high-quality movies, so he will be overseeing all new Daring’s productions."

All directors and/or producers interested in working with Daring! are welcome to contact Kendo in order to discuss possible synergies and future projects at [email protected]

Daring is distributed exclusively in North America by IVD. For sales, contact Jason Park at (818) 989-1570, ext. 233 or email [email protected].

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