Italo Andres Zanzi is a sports business executive and attorney. He is a senior executive with FOX Networks Group, serving as Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Sports for Asia Pacific & the Middle East. In this role, Zanzi is responsible for all aspects of the FOX Sports Network, including production, digital platforms and marketing across the region, stretching from Japan to Dubai, he is based in Singapore. Zanzi joined FOX from Italian Serie A football club A. S. Roma where he was CEO for three and a half years, overseeing all aspects of the club's operations and business, his tenure at Roma was marked by financial improvements and competitive success for the club, including two-second place finishes in Serie A and qualification to the knock-out stage of the UEFA Champions League in 2015-16. Zanzi worked on behalf of the America's Cup Event Authority overseeing media rights sales and future event planning, he consulted on several independent sports and entertainment business projects.
Until October 2011, Zanzi served as Deputy General Secretary of CONCACAF. In this capacity, Zanzi oversaw the Confederation's revenue generating activities, including the CONCACAF Champions League and Gold Cup, as well as its communications and marketing, he represented the Confederation on FIFA's Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility and Media Committee. Until November 2007, Zanzi served as Vice President for International Broadcast Sales & Latin American and United States Hispanic Marketing for Major League Baseball. In this capacity, Zanzi managed three of Major League Baseball's business functions - international television and radio sales, Latin American marketing and sponsorship, United States Hispanic marketing initiatives. While at MLB, Zanzi negotiated numerous seven-figure media rights agreements in Latin America, Europe and Oceania. Zanzi played a pivotal role in the organization of the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006. In addition to overseeing media sales for the event, Zanzi served as the principal liaison to the Latin American baseball federations and managed operations of the San Juan, Puerto Rico venue.
Italo Zanzi was the Republican candidate for United States Congress in 2006 in New York's 1st Congressional District. Zanzi earned 38% of the vote against a two-term incumbent, the most of any Republican challenger in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and 7th highest nationwide. Zanzi won the endorsement from Suffolk Life, the most distributed newspaper in Suffolk County, which wrote, "Zanzi's outlook and enthusiasm are refreshing, he has kept a close eye on the issues that affect the people in the 1st Congressional District, has formulated some plans to address these issues. We are confident that if given the chance, Zanzi could effect some real change in government". Zanzi was praised by Newsday, who while endorsing his opponent, wrote, "Republican challenger Italo Zanzi, 32, is not one to go unnoticed. Zanzi has panache, a top-flight education - including a law degree and a master's in business administration - and a glamour job...". "Zanzi has tremendous potential. Down the road there should be a place for a bright, energetic man like him in public life."Italo Zanzi was a goalkeeper for the U.
S. national handball team from 1997 to 2007. He won a Bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. At the 2003 Pan Am Games, Zanzi had strong performances against Argentina and Brazil and played a pivotal role in the USA's victories over Mexico and Uruguay in the Bronze Medal game, he was named the United States Olympic Committee's Team Handball Athlete of the Year in 2000, 2002, 2004. Before being introduced to team handball in 1996 after the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Zanzi was an accomplished soccer player, he played for the University of Chicago where he was named Most Valuable Player in 1995 and spent a pre-season with the professional soccer team Club Deportivo Lo Barnechea in Chile. He served as Assistant Coach for the Emory University men's soccer team from 1996 to 1999, he sits on the Board of Directors for South Bronx United, a youth soccer program in New York. Zanzi received El Diaro's "EL Award" in 2005, awarded to top Hispanics in business and entertainment, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1996, Juris Doctor and MBA from Emory University in 1999
The XRCO Awards are given by the American X-Rated Critics Organization annually to people working in adult entertainment and it is the only adult industry awards show reserved for industry members. Once every calendar year, XRCO members are asked to submit their own nominations. Members do not have to vote in every award category, but they are asked only to vote in areas that they feel qualified in; the award ceremony takes place during the spring and no than the first week of April. Some of the works and workers are inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame during the awards; the XRCO online archive is missing many results prior to 1993 and the site encourages visitors to send in older results. The awards have been called "an X-rated version of the Academy Awards" and "a combination high-school beer bash, Mardi gras and Frederick's of Hollywood lingerie show", they have been referred to as the "critics' circle awards for porn". In 2013, the XRCO Awards venue was changed from The Highlands nightclub to Supperclub LA when the former closed.
In 2014, the XRCO Awards returned to the former Highlands venue now called OHM. The 2015 XRCO Awards were held at Lure nightclub in Hollywood on April 11; the 2016 XRCO Awards were held at OHM nightclub in Hollywood on June 22. The 2018 XRCO Awards were held at the Argyle nightclub in Hollywood on June 28; the 2019 XRCO Awards which took place at Boardner's on June 27. After the controversy and criticism of the best erotic scene victory for the movie Virginia in 1984 at the Adult Film Association of America awards, the X-Rated Critics Organization and its "Heart-On Awards", were founded. Jim Holliday was a founder and the honorary historian of the X-Rated Critics Organization. After Holliday's death, the position of XRCO Historian was temporarily filled by XRCO founding member Bill Margold until 2006; the first XRCO Awards were presented on February 14, 1985, where Ginger Lynn won a "veritable Triple Crown:'Best Female Performer','Video Vixen' and'Starlet of the Year'". Until 1991, the awards were presented on Valentine's Day each year.
The specific award categories at the XRCO Awards have changed over the years. In March 2015, changes to the award program were announced. Citing the venue and date changes made in 2014, the event organizers announced that the awards show would be recorded and broadcast by the company Vrai Voyeur. Announced was the debut of a new design for the award handed out to winners; the "iconic wooden heart on trophies" would be retired and be replaced with "something bigger and better than ever". 2016: The Father Figure 2017: Me, My Brother and Another 2018: Dysfucktional: Blood Is Thicker Than Cum 2012: This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX 2012: Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody 2016: Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody 2006: Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre 2010: Big Black Wet Asses 2011: Asian Fucking Nation 2012: Lex the Impaler 2013: Mandingo Massacre 2015: My First Interracial 2016: My First Interracial 2017: Black & White 2018: Interracial Icon Note: A "Best Girl-Girl Release" category was created in 2005.
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