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Exec Seat: Q&A with OrbitalPay's Karen Campbell

Exec Seat: Q&A with OrbitalPay's Karen Campbell
Karen Campbell, who holds the title of vice president of business development of OrbitalPay Inc. and Global Electronic Technology Inc., truly is a leading executive in the online processing sector. Last month, Campbell raced to the stage at XBIZ EU and enthusiastically collected an honor well deser... More »

The Leather Man Carries 48-Year Legacy

The Leather Man Carries 48-Year Legacy
If New York City resident Chuck Mueller had owned a crystal ball when he opened The Leather Man back in June 1965, he would have been pleasantly surprised to learn that his West Village store (which has a largely gay clientele and specializes in leather fetish attire and BDSM items) would still be i... More »

MILF Star Tanya Tate Broadens Her Horizons

MILF Star Tanya Tate Broadens Her Horizons
Tanya Tate was 29 when she entered porn, an age when most performers are looking at retirement. Yet she quickly made up for lost time and constructed a multi-faceted, bi-national career as performer, producer-director, publicist and media star. The U.K.-born beauty is recognized as one of the indus... More »

Born Again: Bizarre Video, Fetish’s First Family is Back

Born Again: Bizarre Video, Fetish’s First Family is Back
When the late Morty Gordon began buying up available video companies in 1984, fetish films in no way shape or form included extreme, niche-driven content that’s today’s norm. Although he knew the movies for the most part were considered “bizarre,” he felt it in his bones that... More »

Director's Chair: B. Skow Breaks New Ground for Girlfriends Films

Director's Chair: B. Skow Breaks New Ground for Girlfriends Films
One year and thirty-something movies into his deal to be an exclusive director for Girlfriends Films, B. Skow believes he’s just getting warmed up. Skow last October took Girlfriends Films to a place where it had never gone before—hardcore boy/girl porn—with the release of “... More »

Q&A With Laurent, Affil4You's Mobile Strategist

Q&A With Laurent, Affil4You's Mobile Strategist
Meet Laurent, managing director of Affil4You, an award winning mobile affiliate program and billing solution that has a particular stronghold on the French market. As leaders in mobile adult content throughout numerous European regions, Affil4You offers webmasters and other adult traffic holders it... More »

Lucas Kazan: Gay Porn, Italian Style

Lucas Kazan: Gay Porn, Italian Style
From the beginning, Lucas Kazan has in many ways been a welcome outsider in the adult industry — an artistic genius sitting in the corner, a true romantic creating his own unique vision. Since starting Lucas Kazan Productions in 1998, his output has unfolded slowly and with style, his emphasi... More »

WIA Profile: Cathy Beardsley

WIA Profile: Cathy Beardsley
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. Women like Cathy Beardsley, President and CEO, ... More »

California Dreamin’: Q&A With Dreamgirl International's Christopher Scharff

California Dreamin’: Q&A With Dreamgirl International's Christopher Scharff
Over the past decade Dreamgirl International has soared to the top ranks of lingerie and costume manufacturers, with 15 U.S. sales representatives and 22 international distributors. The company’s ongoing success must be attributed to the leadership of its CEO, Christopher Scharff. Scharff has... More »

WIA Profile: Amber Kukulya

WIA Profile: Amber Kukulya
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. Beginning her career in the corporate world as... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future

With the new year upon us, many people focus on resolutions and 92 percent of those who make them don’t succeed in keeping them. Others look towards the future. Looking back to the early years of... More »

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »
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