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Spain: 2

Spain: 2
In part one, we began our look at this European hotbed of adult entertainment. In this conclusion, we'll continue our look at the Spanish market, gonzo productions and beyond. One area in which Spain's adult film industry is deficient, according to El Glorioso, is gonzo porn. Gonzo has become a m... More »

Bud Lee

Bud Lee
Whether their primary gig is acting, writing or directing, today's adult film professionals are a multitalented bunch — not because of corporate engineering but out of simple necessity. Many current directors, camera operators, talent agents and technicians once were in front of the cameras and ha... More »

Spain: 1

Spain: 1
From 1939-75, Spain was ruled by the oppressive dictatorship of Francisco Franco, aka El Generalísimo. Franco, an unapologetic fascist, ruled Spain with an iron fist and was rigid and Draconian in his social conservatism. But much has changed in España since Franco's death in 1975; a country that ... More »

Not So Private

Not So Private
If Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch or Wicked Pictures President Steve Orenstein has a European counterpart, it is arguably Berth Milton Jr. As CEO and chairman of Barcelona, Spain-based Private Media Group, the Swedish entrepreneur (who speaks fluent English) oversees not only Europ... More »

Shane Diesel

Shane Diesel
There's an old saying: If you need something done, ask a busy man to do it. In other words, call Shane Diesel. The star of scores of adult films has a schedule that he describes as "horrendous." During the week, he commutes from his Long Beach, Calif., home to the San Fernando Valley — ... More »

Rick Muenyong

Rick Muenyong
At 28, Rick Muenyong has often been referred to as an online pioneer. His resume reads like an uber-webmaster's laundry list of successes, with few failed attempts. "What defines Rick, in my mind, is persistent innovation coupled with motivation," says Aly Drummond, former director of public rela... More »

Exotic Erotic Ball

Exotic Erotic Ball
The Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo made its official debut in New York City recently, marking founder Perry Mann's return to his roots in the Big Apple and a chance to bring an event to the East Coast that has become a yearly mainstay for San Francisco's sexually liberated. A few weeks before the fi... More »

Matrix of Norman Bentley

Matrix of Norman Bentley
Do a Google search for "Norman Bentley Matrix Content" and you'll bring up 74,100 results in 0.38 seconds. Hundreds, maybe thousands of those will be 18 U.S.C. § 2257 compliance listings for websites featuring content from Bentley's company, Matrix Content. Look harder and you'll find a link tha... More »

WIA Profile: Hone Lynn

WIA Profile: Hone Lynn
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 your... More »

VOD Hits its Stride

VOD Hits its Stride
Video-on-demand has finally emerged in the mainstream market — years behind its implementation in the adult industry. VOD has been around since the 1990s, when a small number of adult companies began branching out into unknown territory with new technology and a new game plan for delivering adult ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Camming Issue: An Evolving Business

One of the most visual examples of the growing maturity and success of today’s live webcam industry is found in the emergence of professional cam studios. These facilities evolved from simple locations... More »

Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates

One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s,... More »

Camming Issue: Profits on Rise for Performers

It’s been 20 years since JenniCam rocked the infant internet with the first adult-oriented live cam shows, revealing the intimate details of this groundbreaking cam performer’s daily life —... More »
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