July 1, 2008

News: David Forest Retires From Adult Business

Industry veteran David Forest announced his retirement today in typically grand style at a press conference at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The controversial 59-year-old talent manager (left) said that he would be selling his long-standing companies, David Forest Entertainment and ForestMen.com, to Fort Lauderdale–based FabScout Entertainment, which specializes in gay porn talent booking, casting and production scouting. Forest’s Meet the Stars program is also included in the acquisition.

“I’ve had a wild ride in the XXX business,” Forest says, “and it’s now time to get off the speedway and begin to enjoy life a lot more. I’m going to take the next several months for much-needed time off.”

FabScout’s Howard Andrew says, “Acquiring and adding David Forest’s talent roster and contacts to our already formidable pool of talent gives FabScout Entertainment unparalleled access to the biggest names and hottest talent in the United States.”

FabScout, headed by Andrew and his partner Gio for the past six years, will be taking over film, print, Internet and live representation of many of the Forest stars and will now have a Los Angeles office in addition to its Fort Lauderdale headquarters.

The flamboyant Forest made a name for himself by managing a veritable who’s who of the gay porn world since forming his company in 1981, overseeing the careers of porn stars such as Jeremy Scott, Leo Ford, Tim Kramer and Lance. In the early ’90s, Forest signed Ryan Idol, Ken Ryker, Marco Rossi, Adam Hart, Kevin Williams and Tom Katt. The Forest roster continued to grow in 2000 with the addition of Billy Herrington, Jeff Palmer, Billy Brandt, Eric Hanson, Jeremy Tucker, Chad Donovan, Caesar and Chris Steele. In recent years, Forest has managed superstars such as Mark Dalton, Jason Ridge, Rod Barry, Zeb Atlas, Johnny Castle and Tony Capucci.

“I wish Howard the absolute best,” Forest adds. “He’s the only person I’d hand over my business to. He is a very hardworking guy, and I’m sure he’ll do an excellent job for my stars.”

Hmmm, maybe now Forest will have time to write that tell-all best-seller about his life.

For more information, visit ForestMen.com and FabScout.com.


Anonymous said...

David will be missed..
Good Luck !

Joseph said...

He will be missed!