Home > News > Acid Rain Moves to Internet Production • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Acid Rain Moves to Internet Production

Partners with XXX Content Direct for website, video-on-demand, licensing.
Acid Rain Moves to Internet Production
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
What will be the biggest segment of virtual reality adult entertainment?
Recorded video content
  27.66%
Live cams
  42.55%
3D rendered virtual worlds
  29.79%
Out of 188 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
XBIZ London - Sept. 15-18
Oct 2, 2007 3:00 PM PST    Text size: 
CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Acid Rain has shifted its business model from DVD sales to Internet delivery. Founded in 2003 by Mitchell Spinelli, gonzo studio Acid Rain now is solely producing exclusive content for the soon-to-be launched GrindhousePorn.com.

Spinelli told XBIZ that current economic conditions forced him to reevaluate the profit potential of the DVD marketplace. Seeing his sales numbers decline over the past year, Spinelli embraced the Internet as a content delivery tool.

“It got to the point where Acid Rain was established, but I couldn’t compete with the Zero Tolerances of the world,” Spinelli said. “The DVD has gone as far as it could go for Acid Rain. It’s hard for a company like mine to compete against the titans. Over-expansion has hurt the business.

“Shelf space is diminishing in the stores. They want Coke or Pepsi, and I’m Fresca. I had two to three years of being competitive. I did the conventions, I took out ads, and then last year I hit a wall.”

In its partnership with XXX Content Direct, Acid Rain is producing niche, reality-style content for GrindhousePorn.com in addition to content available for license for paysite members areas and feeds.

Acid Rain will continue to live on, releasing compilations and box sets from its catalog of movies, which numbers close to 200. The company’s new releases will contain Internet scenes initially released through its partnership with XXX Content Direct.

Spinelli said that shooting content for the Internet is a change from the typical Acid Rain movie: The production cost is lower and because of a much quicker turnaround time, the company can shoot new talent.

“Competition is fierce,” Spinelli said. “You have to keep changing. You have to be ahead of the curve, but that’s hard. But once your instincts — and your bottom line — tell you it’s changing, best to listen and go after where it’s headed. Forget your ego, just get on the bus and reinvent yourself.”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Manufacturers Discuss Key Elements of Product Packaging

Product packaging is almost as important as the product that packaging contains. According to manufacturers nationwide, keeping packaging new and tied into branding is key for success. Tara Stravinsky,... More »

Benefit Your Business By Getting to Know Your Web Stats

Sessions, page views, unique visitors, new visitors, repeat visitors, referrers, external referrers, internal referrers, bounce rates, click-through rate, organic keywords, paid keyword, session duration...... More »

Bridging the Gap Between Sex Toy Manufacturers, Bloggers

Come with me… and you’ll see… A sex toy world full of imagination! Once, the magical and mysterious mastermind of personal pleasure products, Willie Wanker, invited a few special guests... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ London

Sep 15 - Sep 18
London, UK

UKAP Awards 2015

Sep 16 - Sep 16
London, UK

2015 The Adult Awards

Sep 17 - Sep 18
London, UK

Sexual Health Expo

Sep 19 - Sep 20
New York, NY
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!