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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 »

WIA Profile: Rebecca Powley

WIA Profile: Rebecca Powley
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 Inti... More »

On Holiday

On Holiday
Holiday Products Vice President Ken Sahn tiptoed his way into the adult world in the ‘80s with five trendy, risqué retail locations in major malls, which he coowned in suburban Detroit. With retailer experience and natural people skills, Sahn’s career in wholesale distribution burgeoned as a ja... More »

EuroRevenue Gets A Huda Boost

EuroRevenue Gets A Huda Boost
EuroRevenue has seen impressive success with its exclusive websites and hardcore content. Starting out as a one man show with just two websites nine years ago. EuroRevenue today has more than 30 websites in sic languages and a variety of niches ranging from bukkate and facials to teen, shemale, gang... More »

Devil’s Films Eric Gutterman — Fired Up and Ready to Go

Devil’s Films Eric Gutterman — Fired Up and Ready to Go
Three decades is a long time. Time enough for a kid to become an adult, enter college, graduate, get a full-time job, get married, have kids and develop ulcers. Well, maybe not ulcers. But, yes, 30 years is a considerable amount of time. And that’s how long Eric Gutterman, the general manager a... More »

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom
California Exotic Novelties Director of Marketing Al Bloom recently surpassed his sixth anniversary with the Chino, Calif.-based adult toy manufacturer, however after 40 years in the adult industry, Bloom is credited as being instrumental in establishing the adult home video industry and its legal p... More »

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun
Don’t tell Pacific sun that DVDs are going the way of VHS tapes. While a rough economy and the proliferation of online-based content has combined for a potent one-two punch against the industry, Pritam Sinha isn’t ready to giving up on the discs that have served studios so well for decades. in f... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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