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The End of the Culture War?

The End of the Culture War?
The rather startling recent remarks by founder James Dobson to the effect that the conservative keepers of morality have lost the culture war could be read many ways, but I would advise against interpreting them as anything close to abject surrender. In fact, I feel pretty confident that as demorali... More »

Boobs, Butts and B-Sides

Boobs, Butts and B-Sides
The Director’s Chair column started out more than three years ago as Gear & Gadgets, and this is its 50th appearance. It seemed like a good time to look back and revisit some of the people who have shared their successes, failures, hopes and dreams with our readers. The aggregate experience of the... More »

Wages and Hours: Paying Overtime Correctly

Wages and Hours: Paying Overtime Correctly
With the downturn in the economy, companies are often finding themselves laying off workers in order to save money and meet expenses. As I discussed in a previous article it is often necessary to let a portion of a company’s workforce go in order to cut overhead. With a reduction in force often ov... More »

Producers Facing a Stark Choice

Producers Facing a Stark Choice
Never let it be said that times are so tough nobody can figure out a way to make them tougher. There is a long tradition of mismanagement in porn that, while sustainable when product demand was high and the bar to profitability fairly low, becomes one of the industry’s greatest liabilities during ... More »

Tool Tips: Portrait Professional

Tool Tips: Portrait Professional
For photographers, designers and others involved with prepping images of models for publication, either online or off, one of the biggest challenges is to enhance the model's beauty while mitigating his or her flaws. This was traditionally the job of the airbrush artist and is now solidly the re... More »

O'Connell: Girlfriends' 1-Man Show

O'Connell: Girlfriends' 1-Man Show
Dan O’Connell is one busy guy — and that’s a big understatement. Aside from writing and directing all of the girl-girl movies coming out on Girlfriends Films, the company he owns, O’Connell also helps run the day-to-day operations of his popular production house. Yes, he breaks his back to p... More »

A Beginner's Guide to Premium Telephone Conferencing

A Beginner's Guide to Premium Telephone Conferencing
In a sense, we are all newbies when it comes to premium telephone conferencing, not least since no such thing has existed — until now — with the advent of the innovative new ChatterWithMe service. We are familiar with the concept of telephone conferencing. It is nothing new, and there are hu... More »

Cutting Edge Content

Cutting Edge Content
For adult paysite operators trying to satisfy a shrinking number of consumers willing to pay for porn, one of the most important considerations revolves around the type, quality and quantity of the content they offer. Today, consumers expect more than just the same old "smiling girl does a stripteas... More »

Pushing Ahead

Pushing Ahead
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." — Friedrich Nietzsche I was recently contacted by a Dutch author working on an article concerning any negative economic impacts currently being faced by the adult entertainment industry: he is seeking information on the personal toll being felt b... More »

EuroRevenue Takes Hardcore to the Max

EuroRevenue Takes Hardcore to the Max
EuroRevenue, distro-masters of European extreme content online, recently launched HardcoreMax.com, making the currently incarcerated porn producer's arsenal of titles available to an eager European audience. The deal was inked in the midst of director Max Hardcore's criminal trial — he began a 46-... More »

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