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Executive Seat: Richard Arnold — Purely Professional

Executive Seat: Richard Arnold — Purely Professional
Who do you call when you want to take your already successful adult franchise to the next level? Who has the brains, the brawn and the right names in the Rolodex to give you global reach for exploiting existing opportunities, not to mention creating new ones? If you’re Peter North, you call Ri... More »

WIA Profile: Jelena Jensen

WIA Profile: Jelena Jensen
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. How did you get into what you’re doing? I... More »

WIA Profile: Krystal Solis

WIA Profile: Krystal Solis
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 Sin ... More »

Eurocreme: Rising to the Top

Eurocreme: Rising to the Top
In 2002, Max Lincoln, Eurocreme CEO was between jobs in the mobile industry. Bored on a Sunday afternoon at a London bar, he looked through a gay magazine with a friend — and flippantly remarked that it must be really easy to make money filming porn. “We decided there and then to shoot a mov... More »

DVD Makers: DVD Still King

DVD Makers: DVD Still King
Just when you thought DVDs were cooling off, along comes a company that has built a its business replicating the medium. DVD Makers, Inc., nestled just north of the infamous San Fernando “porn” Valley is betting against the odds and from all indications is on a hot streak. According to Director ... More »

BlueBird’s Still Red Hot

BlueBird’s Still Red Hot
Bluebird Films. Weren’t they the “hot thing” last year? Just how long can a company remain a “newcomer” and a “chart climber with a bullet?” Apparently there is no expiration date on primo material. Under the guiding hand of founder and owner Paul Chaplin, Bluebird Films continues t... More »

CashDorado Eyeing the International Market

CashDorado Eyeing the International Market
The webmaster affiliate program, CashDorado, was launched in 2008 with marching orders to promote and distribute content that previously had been available only in the German-speaking countries of Europe. In that short time the new outfit has exceeded all expectations, not only selling the content i... More »

Ilana Rothman: A Fetish for Filmmaking

Ilana Rothman: A Fetish for Filmmaking
Most woman directors in the adult industry come up in the ranks from the talent pool. They’ve performed in scenes; know the technical aspects of production and in some cases feel that it’s time to make their mark behind the camera to make way for younger stars. But as porn for women grows ... More »

Executive seat: Intellichat's Billy and Jeremy Thomas

Executive seat: Intellichat's Billy and Jeremy Thomas
Some of the most interesting success stories in the adult entertainment industry aren’t necessarily people who have spent most of their working lives as adult entrepreneurs. Some are people who had track records in the mainstream business world before diversifying and branching out into adult. A p... More »

Executive Seat: Smashing Through Walls

Executive Seat: Smashing Through Walls
Most people would get a major headache. A big one! But Smash Pictures Vice President Stuart Wall seems to thrive on the pressures of being in charge of that same company’s sales and production departments. Wall meticulously oversees everything from a movie’s inception, to its distribution on... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »
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