Kay Brandt joins AVN panel to discuss porn’s influence on women.

The ‘Adventures with the Baumgartners’ director speaks out on R-E-S-P-E-C-T panel featuring Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, Kelly Holland & others!

Award-winning adult filmmaker Kay Brandt, who directed the upcoming Adam & Eve release “Adventures with the Baumgartners,” is joining a panel discussion about whether the influence of porn on women is exploitive or empowering, as part of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on January 19.

The “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” panel will run from 4 to 5 p.m. at Festival Hall C at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169.

“I’m very pleased to be a part of this very important panel that deals with an issue many women in the industry today are facing,” Brandt said.

Moderating the panel will be noted sociologist and adult industry expert Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals. Those participating will include Kelly Holland, CEO and Owner of Penthouse Global Media, as well as others as they discuss women in the adult industry who as performers, directors, executives or producers, are able to find their own path to power in a traditionally male-oriented industry.

“As a filmmaker, I’ve been part of a community that has been supportive, creative and innovative and gives many women the opportunity to succeed whether in front of or behind the camera,” Brandt said.

Brandt is known for her directorial work in this summer’s acclaimed Adam & Eve release, “Babysitting the Baumgartners” and its upcoming sequel, written by New York Times bestselling author Selena Kitt, “Adventures with the Baumgartners.” The films are the newest for the prolific filmmaker who since 2009 has directed more than 40 adult movies, including many award-winning films for such companies as Adam & Eve, Digital Playground, Girlfriends Films and New Sensations.

With a passion for writing, Brandt came into her own in the 1990s when she wrote the critically-acclaimed erotic stage play “Kiss Me Twisted,” which would later become the adult films “Cherry Episode 1,” and “Cherry 2,” before evolving into the e-book series “The World of Cherry.”

Today, in addition to her work in the “Baumgartner” movies, Brandt is writing and directing a new genre of adult films based on erotic books. “Safe Landings,” a feature based on her dramatic romance novel as part of Adam & Eve’s books-to-films series that includes the “Baumgartners” movies. Brandt’s recently published first horror book “Soles,” is soon to be followed by other horror-themed novels that tap into her unique eclectic vision.

The Brandt-directed “Adventures with the Baumgartners,” is set for release in May 2017 along with author Kitt’s novel of the same name, marking the first time an erotic novel and accompanying motion picture will be released simultaneously.

About Adam & Eve:

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About the Adult Entertainment Expo:

Running from January 18-21, 2017, The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is the industry’s biggest trade show and the best place to meet the buyers and see the latest innovations. From movie studios to pleasure products manufacturers, everyone industry members need to see to help your business grow and prosper is here. Meanwhile, the AVN Fan Show is the chance for fans to meet more than 500 hottest stars from the adult industry. With entertainment, autograph sessions and more, it’s the only place for fans to see favorite performers and get up close and personal with them. The event includes seminars, parties, exhibitors, and more! For more information, visit www.adultentertainmentexpo.com.