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Balancing Talent Agents, Performers and Producers

Balancing Talent Agents, Performers and Producers
There has been much debate recently as to the role talent agents play in the adult entertainment industry. In November 2008, seven California-based licensed and bonded talent agencies came together and formed the Adult Entertainment Agents Trade Association. The mere fact that the "legal" talent ... More »

Shooting Outside My Comfort Zone

Shooting Outside My Comfort Zone
In the face of an economy steadily sliding into an ever-more frightening recession, and in light of my newfound status as an independent and now freelance photographer, I began to covet the chance to work for other adult companies. And when I say other companies, I mean the biggest and the best in a... More »

Too Much Media Tracks Success

Too Much Media Tracks Success
Nearly five years ago, John Albright and Charlie Berrebbi kicked off a project from a home office that would grow into the powerhouse affiliate-tracking software company, Too Much Media. "We didn't establish an office until October 2004," remembers Albright of his New Jersey-based firm's beginni... More »

Forging Our Way Ahead

Forging Our Way Ahead
Another new year has dawned and with it, new challenges and opportunities that will test the mettle and resiliency of those who would contend in our arena — and handsomely reward the victors of this titanic struggle to dominate and succeed in the face of so many foes: an uncertain domestic politic... More »

WIA Profile: Wendy Crawford

WIA Profile: Wendy Crawford
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at Adul... More »

In the Wake of the Piracy Summit

In the Wake of the Piracy Summit
On Nov. 18, FSC in conjunction with law firms Jenner Block and Mitchell Silberberg, pulled together an unprecedented group of mainstream entertainment executives to talk to the adult entertainment industry about the problem of piracy. Surely these top executives, these strategists from Sony, NBC Uni... More »

Hold the Champagne

Hold the Champagne
As we're all finally coming to understand, it's impossible to discuss financial issues intelligently without taking politics into consideration. Starting at the top, we need to face the fact, clearly understood by both gentlemen in question, that Barack Obama is not Bill Clinton. Bubba wasn't exactl... More »

Dreaming of a Blue Xmas

Dreaming of a Blue Xmas
Let’s face it; Christmas couldn’t be a lousier time of year for the nation’s economy to bottom out. Then again, is there ever a good time for a recession? Yet it’s exactly because of the economic downslide that Christmas spending is expected to be down by almost 50 percent from what it was i... More »

Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers
Wonky XXX spoofs on popular Hollywood movies, South American Slabs of beef, vintage erotica, and extreme fetish (we're talking flatulence and sounding - don't ask if you don't already know) characterized the year in gay adult entertainment. One subgenre has essentially gone quiet, skin flicks des... More »

Getting Back on the Horse

Getting Back on the Horse
In an industry where girls come and go through the revolving door we call the porn business, it's nice to work with someone that has been around for some time, yet doesn't look it. Nikki Nova is just as beautiful and sexy as she was when she first shot with my mother. Back then I was a college st... More »

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