Vixen Media Group Extends Exclusive Contract Through 2025 with Adult Industry Icon Maitland Ward

Ward continues to serve as the face of Deeper and fans can expect her appearances in some of the company's biggest projects for 2023 and beyond.

Vixen Media Group, the leader in luxury adult entertainment, announced today that it has extended an exclusive two-year contract with the award winning performer, Maitland Ward. The esteemed actress, model and accomplished author will continue to be at the forefront of adult entertainment’s acclaimed most cinematic and compelling brand, Deeper. Additionally, fans will get to see Ward featured in some of the company’s major upcoming projects across VMG’s other renowned studio brands.

Over the years Maitland has collaborated with the global entertainment brand on several award-winning projects such as Drive, Muse 1 and 2, Drift and Mistress Maitland. Her involvement in these groundbreaking adult films has resulted in industry-wide recognition and its greatest accolades to date.

Since signing with Vixen Media Group in 2019, Maitland has won a multitude of awards for her outstanding performances and has become renowned as one the industry’s most elite performers in history. Today, Ward holds 17 industry awards that include an unprecedented win for both Best Acting and Best Boy/Girl scene at Both AVN and Xbiz for work done in only the first year of her career, followed by Xbiz’s most coveted award—Performer of the Year—in year two of her career. Today she remains the reigning AVN best actress as well as the only performer to have won high level awards for the trifecta of acting, sexual performance, and mainstream crossover work.

“I’m so excited to continue as the longest running contract star for Vixen Media Group and as the face of Deeper,” said Maitland. “I’m beyond thrilled I get to star in more monumental, groundbreaking projects working alongside Kayden Kross across all the innovative studios. Kayden and I make a team like no other. Vixen Media Group has been my home since day one. Everyone from ownership, marketing and all the amazing crews at VMG have treated me with class and honor since I first stepped on to their set. I look forward to continuing our tremendously successful relationship not only acting in large scale, creative projects but also directing and writing more provocative and innovative pieces as well. The next two years will be our best yet!”

Whether it’s acting or directing, Maitland’s achievements go beyond the camera. The release of her first book in 2022 – Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me From Hollywood – is a reflection of her amazing talent and ability to weave together a story with a fresh, sex-positive perspective. The tell-all memoir garnered rave reviews from critics and fans alike, and became an instant bestseller across Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, and Amazon.

“Maitland has become synonymous with Deeper. She’s both the face of the brand and the inspiration for its direction, and the story of how we came to work together only a few months after Deeper launched is serendipitous. It’s like a made for TV movie.” Said VMG director Kayden Kross. “I’ve never had a creative partner before, but it’s true that when Maitland and I sit down and start working our respective ends of a project there is some magical thing that comes out of it. The sum is always greater than its parts.

“From the day Maitland came to Deeper, I told her that we will be with her for as long as she’s in this industry, and that remains the case. What we have is more than an agreement between a contract star and a studio, and I am so thankful for the friendship, inspiration, drive, and challenge she presents me with every day. I look forward to where this partnership pushes us next.”

From Hollywood to triple-X stardom, Maitland has established herself as one of the most respected actresses in the adult industry and she will continue to raise the bar with innovative new projects in 2023.

Be sure to follow Vixen on Twitter and Instagram for updates and new projects from Maitland. To learn more about Vixen Media Group, visit

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