Jacky St. James (born October 15, 1976) [2] is an American pornographic film director , screenwriter and publicist for the studio New Sensations . [4]

Early life

St. James grew up within the Washington metropolitan area in Northern Virginia . [5] She was raised Catholic . [6]

St. James has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a concentration in Film. [8] [9] At age 27, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the mainstream entertainment industry . [6] She worked as an actress in films and television shows and has directed small mainstream projects as well. [8] She also worked in online advertising for over 13 years. [5]

Career

In May 2010, a friend of St. James, who is a director of photography, sent her a clip of The Wedding Day from the New Sensations Romance Series because he was impressed by the quality of the film. [5] After researching The Romance Series, she discovered that New Sensations was doing a writing contest for the series. [5] Adult film director Eddie Powell gave her advice on how to write a porn script after she contacted him on Twitter . [9] She entered the contest in 2011 and her script, Dear Abby , won. [10] Powell directed the film and New Sensations released it in June 2011. [3] St. James also won Best Screenplay for the film at the 2012 AVN Awards . [121]

Some of St. James's most notable works are Torn , The Temptation of Eve , and The Submission of Emma Marx . [12] [13] She co-directed Torn with Eddie Powell and it won the AVN Award for Best Romance Release in 2013, the year in which the category was first created. [12] In 2014, The Temptation of Eve and The Submission of Emma Marx won AVN Awards for Best Romance Movie and Best BDSM Movie, respectively. [13] That same year, St. James began to direct mostly for Digital Sin 's Tabu Tales, a line with plots featuring sex between stepfamily members. [13] In 2014, she became only the second woman after Stormy Daniels to win an XRCO Award as Best Director (Feature) , an honour she could retain in the following two years. In 2015 and 2016, she also received the XBIZ Award for Director of the Year – Body of Work . In 2016, she co-created a Showtime erotic series, Submission with Paul Fishbein . [14]

Awards and nominations

AVN Awards
Year Result Award Film
2012 [121] Won Best Screenplay Dear Abby
2013 [18] Nominated Best Director – Feature (shared with Eddie Powell) Torn
Nominated Best Screenplay
Nominated Best Director – Non-Feature Power & Control
2014 [10] Nominated Best Director – Feature (shared with Eddie Powell) The Submission of Emma Marx
Nominated Best Director – Feature The Temptation of Eve
Nominated Best Screenplay
2015 [48] Nominated Best Director – Feature (shared with Eddie Powell) Second Chances
Nominated Best Screenplay
Nominated Best Director – Non-Feature Keep It in the Family
Nominated Director of the Year N/A
2016 [50] [24] Nominated Best Director - Feature The Submission of Emma Marx: Boundaries
Won Best Screenplay
Nominated Director of the Year N/A
NightMoves Awards
Year Result Award
2014 [55] Won Best Director – Feature (Editor’s Choice)
2015 [57] Nominated Best Director (Feature Films)
XBIZ Awards
Year Result Award Film
2012 [66] Nominated Screenplay of the Year Dear Abby
2013 [66] [88] Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release (shared with Eddie Powell) Torn
Won Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Best Non-Sex Acting Performance Love, Marriage & Other Bad Ideas
2014 [66] [123] Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release (shared with Eddie Powell) The Submission of Emma Marx
Nominated Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release The Temptation of Eve
Won Screenplay of the Year
2015 [124] [69] Won Director of the Year - Body of Work N/A
Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release (shared with Eddie Powell) Second Chances
Won Best Non-Sex Acting Performance
Nominated Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Director of the Year - Feature Release The Sexual Liberation of Anna Lee
Nominated Screenplay of the Year
2016 [23] [66] Won Director of the Year – Body of Work N/A
Nominated Director of the Year – Feature Release The Submission of Emma Marx 2: Boundaries
Won Screenplay of the Year
Nominated Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release A Hotwife Blindfolded 2
XRCO Awards
Year Result Award
2014 [72] Won Best Director (Features)
2015 [4] Won
2016 [4] Won