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Director's Tech

Director's Tech
When I first started seriously shooting in adult back in 1997, the hot camera at the moment was the Sony VX1000. It was small and easy to use. I don't recall seeing any other equipment on set. After setting up lights and plugging in an extra camera mic, nestling those ear buds deep in to check th... More »

Vivid vs. PornoTube

Vivid vs. PornoTube
When Vivid Entertainment Group in mid-December announced that it had filed a lawsuit against Data Conversions Inc., the parent company to PornoTube.com and the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network (AEBN), alleging copyright infringement, misappropriation and unfair business practices, the adult ind... More »

Country Snapshot: Netherlands

Country Snapshot: Netherlands
Sometimes referred to as Holland which actually only constitutes a part of it, the Netherlands is one of my favorite countries. It has a cosmopolitan and international feel to it, and even old people there seem to radiate a youthful exuberance sorely lacking elsewhere. Maybe it's something to ... More »

Got Bots?

Got Bots?
What are patrons of adult websites really looking for? We could say they are looking for excitement, sexual titillation, or we might surmise they are just bored. Ultimately though, each of these motivations is only a surface effect of a deeper malady that affects our civilization: People are lonely.... More »

A Global Market

A Global Market
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Outside of the U.S. and Canada, what countries do you draw the most customers from? What does your company do to draw customers from markets outside of North America?" Here's what they had to say: Australia and the U.K. are our top ... More »

Kross Poised for Stardom

Kross Poised for Stardom
Kayden Kross is an Adam & Eve contract performer, having signed a one-year contract effective Jan. 1 that calls for her to appear in up to 12 productions and to represent Adam & Eve at signings and promotional events, working with all divisions of the company. "I was looking at a couple of compan... More »

Stacking the Deck

Stacking the Deck
"Content is king" they claim, and given the vast size of some paysite's member's areas, this statement is apparently true – with some sites offering a seemingly endless supply of photos, videos and more to an increasingly insatiable audience. But what happens to smaller operators with a limited... More »

Cell Erotica in the U.S.

Cell Erotica in the U.S.
On Nov. 27, the U.K.-based market research firm Juniper Research announced the results of an extensive study on cellphone erotica. According to Juniper's in-depth report, the market for mobile adult entertainment will be worth almost $3.5 billion worldwide by 2010 — and much of the demand will con... More »

German ISP Update

German ISP Update
A German court recently threw out a petition filed by Huch Medien GmbH, the company that owns and operates AmateurStar.de, asking the court to force the German ISP Arcor to block Google.de and Google.com in order to prevent the display of adult images without age verification. In another recent a... More »

My Life in Review

My Life in Review
I was reading XBIZ.com last night and saw a fellow writer pose the question: Who critiques the critics? That got me thinking — I’ve been reviewing films off and on for a little over 10 years. Yet no one really knows what I look for when I sit down to watch a title. Everyone knows that review... More »

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