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In the Director's Chair: Zander

In the Director's Chair: Zander
In a directing career measured in decades, Zander has used numerous names, constantly reinventing himself and keeping things fresh. If names like Michael Adam, Vincent Voss and Anton Slayer sound familiar, they should. They're all names Zander has used working for studios big, small and in-between. ... More »

PremiumCash Powers the Pornstar Niche

PremiumCash Powers the Pornstar Niche
PremiumCash recognized the power of the porn star early on in its affiliate career, after realizing the staying power that brands like Jules Jordan and Jenna Haze bring to the table. Owner Jon Blitt founded the company in 2007 initially as a bridge between fellow program Braincash and DVD powerhouse... More »

WIA Profile: Nan Kinney

WIA Profile: Nan Kinney
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 Fata... More »

The Dream World of Erica McLean

The Dream World of Erica McLean
In 1999, late great erotic photographer and filmmaker Clive McLean launched the iconic "Barely Legal" line with Hustler. With her own broad experience in mainstream commercials, music videos, make-up artistry and other diverse creative endeavors, his wife Erica was right there, helping every step of... More »

In the Executive Seat: Jon Blitt

In the Executive Seat: Jon Blitt
Jon Blitt may be vice president of Mile High Media, a family-run business based in Montreal, yet he didn't get that position the easy way. Quite the contrary. Blitt started working for the company as soon as he legally was able and worked his way up the old-fashioned way. In the late '80s, Blitt'... More »

WIA Profile: Debra Peterson

WIA Profile: Debra Peterson
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 Fair... More »

In the Director's Chair: Eddie Powell

In the Director's Chair: Eddie Powell
Eddie Powell is a good listener. It's a good trait to possess when you're an adult film director because, as the best salesmen all know, people will tell you all about themselves — how to please them, manage them, understand them — if you let them do so and appear interested. Powell more than... More »

WIA: Shay Martin

WIA: Shay Martin
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 Vibr... More »

In the Executive Seat: Glow's Glowacki

In the Executive Seat: Glow's Glowacki
Jason Glowacki and his father, Dave, officially established Glow Industries in 1978 following the success of its three-store chain of The Shed retail stores in Toledo, Ohio. This was not an adult chain, however — The Shed specialized in the sale of smoking accessories, gifts, incense and other lif... More »

CashDorado Milks Cash Cow

CashDorado Milks Cash Cow
Germany-based hardcore affiliate program CashDorado is looking to expand its reach outside the German-speaking countries of Europe. The company has built up its webmaster base in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since its start in 2001, and is now reaching out to international affiliates. "We wa... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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 »

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion... More »
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