Through the month of May, World Modeling’s Introductory Stimulus Package Special entails a waiver on the agency’s commission charge on all adult print and video jobs that any new performer signing with World Modeling books.
Jim South, founder and CEO of the 34-year-old agency, said he decided on the proposal in hopes to stimulate the ailing U.S. economy.
"This is no joke, I consider it my patriotic duty,” South said. “The more money I can leave in the pockets of the models and actresses I represent, the more they'll have to pay their bills and spend in the local economy. As far as I’m concerned, helping adult movie stars is helping America."
South added that he hopes the temporary suspension of commission charges for new applicants would encourage those that have considered working in adult entertainment or women that lack formal education and training.
“A career in porn is one of the few places a woman can quickly make up to $1,000 or more a day without any formal training or particular skills,” he said.
"People are hurting out there, losing their jobs, and we have them pouring in here everyday desperate for work — and we can give it to them,” South said. “But at the same time I want to give something back. I love my country, and this is how I want to help out."
World Modeling has launched the careers of adult stars Ginger Lynn, Christy Canyon, Asia Carrera, Nina Hartley, Tera Patrick, Ashlyn Gere, Lexus Locklear, Savannah and Tiffany Mynx.
Established in 1976, World Modeling Talent Agency is family-owned and operated by South and his son, Jim South Jr.