Home > News > Giarrusso Launches Combat Zone • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Giarrusso Launches Combat Zone

Giarrusso Launches Combat Zone
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will Google uphold its commitment to 'Freedom of Expression' when it comes to organic adult search results?
Yes
  32.09%
No
  67.91%
Out of 187 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2006    Text size: 
CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Dion Giarrusso, the man behind Red Light District, has returned to the adult industry after two years out of the spotlight with the launch of the new gonzo production company Combat Zone.

When Giarrusso sold his interest in Red Light to company cofounder and brother David Joseph in 2003, part of the terms of the agreement was a non compete clause for the following two years.

Not one to waste any time, Giarrusso is launching Combat Zone almost exactly two years to the day since he left Red Light.

“One thing about me is I’m good at what I know and I understand gonzo,” Giarrusso told XBiz. “I’ve been doing it since 1997.”

Giarrusso admitted the gonzo market has become saturated, which is why he’s looking to spend his time carving out a new niche. Specifically, Giarrusso hopes to focus on new talent within his upcoming gonzo productions, vowing never to use the same girl twice.

“I’m in a financial position where I don’t have to put out a ton of product,” Giarrusso said. “Instead, I will put my movies out when they are ready. If I can’t find new girls and fresh faces, then I’m not going to put the movies out. If it takes me three months to put out one movie, so be it.”

Giarrusso said he’d already inked deals with a printer and was heavily involved in the new package design for his upcoming line, something he feels is exceedingly important in today’s market.

But this is not the same Giarrusso from Red Light days past. Instead, Giarrusso said he has returned both humbled and more educated, with solid plans to offer the highest-quality gonzo content on the market and a business model that ensures his vision isn’t compromised.

“My plans in the past were to change the industry by letting directors own their own product,” Giarrusso said. “But helping these people bit me in the ass. It made all of them rich and I ended up with nothing. So I’m going to do it differently. I’m going to own the product and nobody is going to tell me how to do things.”

Giarrusso said he hopes to finish his first film under the Combat Zone brand in the next couple of months. He’s inviting interested parties to drop by the Red Light booth at the Adult Entertainment Expo this week, where he’ll be on hand with his brother, to discuss the new company.

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 !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Consumers Embracing BDSM, Fetish Products Like Never Before

By all accounts, consumer interest in BDSM has grown in recent years, a trend that some observers of the market attribute to the popularity of the “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy. Whatever its... More »

White Labels Turn Gray

White labels are evolving as marketers continue to refine their use is leading to some interesting new developments in the dating niche. For the uninitiated, the dating site white label phenomena started... More »

Playing for Keeps: Future of the Fetish/BDSM Market

It doesn’t take a degree to figure it out, but Dr. Clockwork is happy to remind everyone that BDSM and fetish consumers are a very unique market. “They’re a very discerning group of... 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

Sexpo

Aug 01 - Aug 03
Sydney, Australia

QWEBEC Expo Montreal

Aug 15 - Aug 17
Montreal, Canada

Asia Adult Expo

Aug 28 - Aug 30
Macau, China

CatalystCon West

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Los Angeles, California
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!