CHATSWORTH, Calif. - Shane's World Studios has parted ways with contract girl Casey Parker, citing "creative and artistic differences."
In a statement released this afternoon, Shane's World/Hush Hush CEO Andrew S. said the company felt "it was time to go in a new direction."
The blond surfer-girl made her Shane's World debut in 2006 in Casey Parker is The Girl Next Door. She scored a Best New Starlet nomination from AVN in 2007, appearing on "The Howard Stern Show" with Paulina James to promote the awards. She went on to star in the Fox Reality series My Bare Lady 2.
The studio changed ownership in December 2007 and announced the renewal of Parker's exclusive contract last April.
AVN spoke to Parker this afternoon from El Salvador, where she's taking some time off to enjoy a surfing trip.
"I love Shane's World, and I always will," Parker told AVN. "We just decided to go in different directions. Things are changing in the business, and these things happen. I got into the industry because of Shane's World, and I thank them for everything they've done."
Shane's World reciprocated the sentiment. "We had a great run," said Andrew S. "We appreciate everything Casey did to promote the Shane's World name and wish her all the best in her future endeavors."
Parker told AVN she's starting school in two weeks as an international studies major, and looks forward to exploring her options as a performer.
"By no means am I leaving the industry now," she told AVN. "I look forward to working for different companies; I would love to do a feature, if someone would have me. I didn't get into the industry for the money; I got into it to explore my sexuality and have a blast! If it's something that's fun, I'd love to do it."
Producers interested in booking Casey Parker may contact her via email to [email protected].
Shane's World titles featuring Parker include California Dreamin', Surfer Girls 2 and Casey Parker is Boy Crazy. Distributors and retailers can order by calling 1-888-SW-RULES.