Third Degree, Amy Ried Part Ways

CHATSWORTH, Calif. - Third Degree Films president Joey Wilson confirmed to AVN this afternoon that the studio has parted ways with contract girl Amy Ried.

“Amy’s a pretty strong individual, and she wanted to go in a different direction," Wilson told AVN. "She’s already done a lot for us, and I don’t think we can really keep her that busy."

Third Degree signed Ried to what was announced as a "multi-year deal" in October. She appeared for the company in Mike Quasar's Big Boob Orgy, among other titles.

According to Wilson, the split was amicable. Ried is now booking scenes through her agent, A-List Models.

"We just came to an agreement to go our separate ways," he said. "She had a lot more that she wanted to do; for example, she wants to do a lot more internet, and we’re just not there yet."

Wilson said Third Degree is "finally turning the corner" in its plans for future growth, with an emphasis on hi-def and interactive productions to be released on Blu-ray disc.  

"Blu-ray is more conducive to the quality we’re doing [than standard DVD]," said Wilson. "We have four HD DVDs out now, so we’ll reissue those in Blu-ray. We hope to do at least one every other month, between us and [sister studio] Zero Tolerance. We’ll see what the schedule allows."