Briana Banks has been a porn star for nearly a decade, with the most recent half of her adult career under contract with Vivid. Now, the leggy performer who has taken several hiatuses to battle substance abuse, is taking the bold leap of running her own production company.

Briana Banks Entertainment is set to launch at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas in January of 2009. The company's first release, which will go on sale later this month, is a big budget gonzo production starring Briana Banks herself. On Halloween, Banks talked with David Sullivan of AVN about her company's first production: I've put together a great team to back me, and we've been working really hard for about a month and a half getting ready to shoot. I don't want to give away too much, but I can say that my fans will not be let down. It will be a little more hardcore, but still pretty. The first movie is more of a high-class gonzo -- it's not going to be a cheap $10,000 production. We hope to do some high-budget features; we will mix it up to give all the fans what they want. Banks is currently in negotiations with Playboy, who acquired Club Jenna, to get the domain name BrianaBanks.com back. Until she can get the domain, Banks plans to use BrianaBanksReloaded.com as her company's main web site (currently not up).

We wish Briana the best of luck in her new venture, and we'll be sure to keep you guys posted on her upcoming release as soon as it's made available.

[Image of Briana Banks courtesy of Vivid's Key Party (2005).]

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