• Hi y’all, sorry we’re running late with the SMPC newsletter, but so much has been happening on the legal and political end of the adult entertainment industry, every time I sit down to write up a newsletter the information changes before I get it sent out and I have to start over.  ~sigh~ The good news, is that much of the legal maneuvering  has been in the favor of the adult industry for a change.

    I hope to be able to sit down and do a full update on what changes have been made on condoms and age verification records within the next couple of weeks, so I can get a newsletter out in September.

    Additionally, Pay Pal has changed their security codes to some safer system of encryption. This is great news, however it’s causing some issues for existing Pay Pal buttons and systems that use them, (like s2Member, which we use for the SMPC Primer.) SO just a heads up to any of you that also sell through Pay Pal using their generated buttons: Update all of them, please! You may not even realize they aren’t working, or sometimes they will work part of the time and not the rest.

    And if you have purchased the Primer and for some reason not gotten the link to the download page directly from Pay Pal, please email me at sherry@startmyporncompany.com. I can look up your payment invoice and see that you get your download information as soon as I possibly can.

    Thanks everyone and have a safe end of summer!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Welcome to 2013! We’ve all made it through 2012 without the world ending (at least physically) and it’s time for us all to tighten our seat belts, as the adult industry may be in for some bumpy rides in the future.

    For those is us already in the adult entertainment industry, January is a really hectic period of conventions, awards shows and gearing up new releases for the new year’s catalog. That can clog up the brains of everyone in our industry.

    The February edition of the SMPC Newsletter is being distributed now, and the focus is the latest news from distributors on what is selling, and the formats that are most desirable in their daily sales.

    Future SMPC Newsletters will cover different topics from the various seminars and individual conversations between industry professionals that attended the XBIZ, AEE and Internext conventions.  So there is a lot of information upcoming for those that are interested in getting into the adult entertainment industry as producers!

    If you haven’t signed up for the SMPC Newsletter yet, visit The Newsletter Sign Up Form to add your email to the mailing list.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • sexy witch on broom It’s October and that means Halloween is rolling around again! The SMPC Newsletter for October 2012 (and November – since the news letter is bi-monthly) relates three frightful tales of porn shoots gone scary!

    Sometimes no matter how well you plan a production shoot, things can go wrong. However, in these cases things didn’t simply go wrong — they turned into horror stories!

    Avoid the avoidable, those little things that do go wrong because you weren’t prepared for the reality of an adult production, with the services of Start My Porn Company. Not only will it save you time and money as you start your content business, it will help you grow it faster and more profitably!

  • Yep, we ran a bit late on the Start My Porn Company August Newsletter . . . There’s been a lot of stuff happening in the industry and just when I’d get one written, something would come up that I thought might be a better topic for the month.

    In the end, Linda and I decided to go with the original topic, but we thought giving someone else in the industry a chance to speak would be a better idea. So much of the content in the August SMPC Newsletter is credited to Gene Ross at AdultFYI.com.

    Gene has been watching, reporting on, and working in, this industry for longer than most of the performers on any particular porn set have been alive. He knows what he’s talking about. And while I know him as a very wise man, and one that truly does love this industry, I also respect that he’s a cynic in some ways. It’s good to hear a true cynic’s point of view from time to time. It keeps you grounded.

    So buckle in, because this month’s SMPC Newsletter is a slap of reality to those that still believe porn is a 30 Billion dollar industry.

    If you aren’t receiving the SMPC bi-monthly newsletter, sign up for your copy now, at http://startmyporncompany.com/?page_id=1296

  • Linda, Chris King, Frank Castle and I have spoken with hundreds of people about starting their own porn companies since we launched Start My Porn Company. A similar thread has run through all of these conversations:

    Is there an easy way for me to learn what it takes to start my company without spending a lot of time and money, before I decide if I really want to do this?

    Before we started SMPC, members of the ProNet sat down and started outlining what all new producers need to know before they decide to start an adult production company. We use various parts of the outline we came up with for our free introduction calls, in creating our workshop presentation plans and also in the information we provide to clients that retain our consultation services.

    But there was still a need to get that information out to those that either can’t attend our workshops, or who prefer to research on their own before speaking to someone at SMPC about their plans to start a production company. Because our goal is to get the real and 100% accurate information out to as many people as possible, we came up with a plan to develop some type of product that would do that. We came up with the SMPC Porn Primer.

    The SMPC Porn Primer contains the most important information on everything from how to set up your adult production business legally, what regulations and laws you need to be aware of to stay legal and retain some personal privacy, and how what you shoot and the delivery methods you can leverage to sell it, affects the potential profits you can make in this industry. The SMPC Porn Primer also includes samples of the legal contracts and Federal regulations concerning adult production. The model release, Age Affidavit and other samples that we have included in the Primer, easily saves you over $2500.00 in legal fees, that you can use toward actually shooting content, instead of paying a lawyer to create them from scratch!

    Take a look at the SMPC Porn Primer and get started on your way to becoming the next adult producer here.

  • Start My Porn Company has been working on more ways for those that are interested in starting their own adult production companies to get the real information they need to have a shot at success in this very competitive industry.

    In a few weeks, we will be making the first of those offerings available through the Start My Porn Company website. This is something that we have been working on since 2010, and I must say that it is much more comprehensive and valuable than I dreamed it would be for new porn producers! All of the information, legal records, sample documents and everything else that new producers need is included . . . .

    I’m not ready to give away what it is just yet — but it is the ultimate resource for all those that have been seriously thinking about getting into adult as producers, and have been looking for the whole truth about this industry in an easy to access format.

    We had a great time at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, and being able to get together with our industry friends all at one time, in one place (with no deadlines looming), has opened up some other potential services and exciting offerings that will become available through SMPC during the next 16 months, and all of them are going to be of great benefit to new porn producers!

    The next edition of the Start My Porn Company Newsletter will be going out by February 10, so sign up for the newsletter now to keep from missing anything.

  • Brea Bennett on the set with Ninn Worx

    Registry for Start My Porn Company’s first 2012 Weekend Production Intensive Workshop, officially closes Sunday, January 15, 2012.

    Start My Porn Company’s Production Intensive Workshops are designed to introduce those interested in starting their own adult content companies to real, hardcore adult video production. The weekend offers both interactive, classroom style workshops and allows attendees unlimited on-set access, as a full length adult video is produced by members of Start My Porn Company’s ProNet.

    ProNet Director, Frank Castle said, “When Start My Porn Company launched in 2010, what made it different from other options for learning about the industry, was real, experienced adult professionals are behind every aspect of the Start My Porn Company business service model. Anyone that is working with this company is getting accurate and honest information on everything from how to legally set up an adult production house, to how to set realistic budgets that support being able to make a profit on the content you produce. The Production Workshops take that a step further, allowing those that attend to work directly with adult production professionals in learning how to handle government regulations concerning adult production, how to run a professional adult set, and how to make money from the resulting content.”

    Benic Way, founder of the adult content sales site, Extra Lunch Money, agrees, “It is amazing just how much experience everyone involved with Start My Porn Company brings to the services they offer. I am interested in taking part in this upcoming workshop, because I want to learn about adult production on a first-hand level. I have been involved in the internet sales end of the adult industry exclusively, and I have learned from speaking with ProNet members that while there are some relevant issues for both producers and the web entrepreneur, the actual production of content is a very different game. Since Extra Lunch Money is dedicated to giving adult producers an outlet to sell specialized content, it is time for me to get on a set and learn what goes into making porn movies. It will allow me to better understand the clients that use our site to sell content, and those that order custom content from those providers.”

    The first 2012 Start My Porn Company Production Intensive Workshop is scheduled for Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26 in California’s San Fernando Valley. For registry information and workshop details, those wishing to attend must sign up for the Start My Porn Company Newsletter by January 15, through the link at www.startmyporncompany.com.

  • Extra Lunch Money’s Benic Way took the time to discuss the reality of what it takes to build a successful porn production company with Linda Roberts and Sherry Ziegelmeyer, of Start My Porn Company (SMPC), on the most recent edition of the popular web cast, ELM Avenue.

    The interview covered many topics of interest to those that are thinking about starting their own adult production companies, including information on the revenue streams in adult content sales, tips for those that are interested in investing in existing production companies and what Start My Porn Company offers to our clients.

    Linda and Sherry also announced the Weekend Intensive Production Workshop that Start My Porn Company has scheduled for February 24 through February 26 in Porn Valley, California.

    Listen to the entire broadcast at http://elmaveshow.com/start-my-porn-company-interview/.

  • Dates have been determined for the first Start My Porn Company Weekend Production Intensive Workshop of 2012, and pre-invitations have been sent to all of those on the Start My Porn Company Newsletter mailing list.

    Since Start My Porn Company officially launched in November of 2010, we have received hundreds of requests to hold an interactive workshop, where budding adult producers can watch hardcore adult video being shot first hand. This was no surprise, considering that Marquis Productions and Black and Blue Media had considered holding “boot camps” as far back as 2007, due to the demand for live, first person, access to production training in the adult industry.

    When we started planning those workshops, we realized that there were things that we should do differently to accommodate the real interests of those that were looking for “porn industry training workshops”. At the time, options were entirely split between “classes” based and “video based” workshops. Well, all of us at Start My Porn Company know from experience that neither of those can stand alone to give anyone a true idea of what it takes to launch a successful porn production company. It takes a combination of knowing the truth about the legalities, the costs and the time and effort that goes into producing quality product, as well as technical experience in shooting and packaging it, to get an idea of how the adult entertainment industry works from the stand point of production of content.

    All Start My Porn Company Weekend Production Intensive Workshops cover the real information that new producers need to know. You will not only learn about model contracts, US regulations on Age Verification record keeping (2257) and how to set realistic budgets for your productions . . . but you will also be on-set with Start My Porn Company’s ProNet while a full length, hardcore, adult video is being shot. The Start My Porn Company Production Intensive Workshops also include insider information on how to maximize your potential return on your productions by detailing the different revenue streams in adult, what you need to know to shoot and edit content that will allow you to take advantage of each of those streams and information on how to package and market your product for those different revenue streams.

    We cover a lot of ground in our workshops, and we know from experience that what we are offering is the total package that new producers need, to be prepared to succeed in this industry! Everyone attending will also receive their own copy of the Start My Porn Company Porn Primer, which gives you reference materials on every contract, agreement and check list that all new producers need to start off their company right. This is a $2000+ value, which is Start My Porn Company’s gift to you, when you attend our Weekend Production Intensive Workshops.

    The first 2012 Start My Porn Company Weekend Production Intensive Workshop is slated for Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26. The attendance list is limited to 15 for this workshop, and those who are signed up for the Start My Porn Company Newsletter have first choice of the available spots. Open registration will begin on January 10, 2012. However, we expect to be sold out by then through pre-registrations, so get your advance invitation today!

  • 2011 may be drawing to a close, but everyone involved with Start My Porn Company is working away on new services and educational offerings, expanding our list of ProNet providers and getting out to conventions to spread the word on our mission to help those new to the adult industry set up their businesses safely and legally.

    Plans are in motion for adding weekend long workshops to the Start My Porn Company services, aimed at helping budding porn producers get their companies off to a bright start. Advance invitations will be sent to those on the Start My Porn Company Newsletter mailing list in December. So if you aren’t signed up to receive our newsletter, why not do that now?

    Start My Porn Company is also laying plans to offer an on-line guide to getting started in the adult industry as a producer. This will be a good option for those that are thinking about starting in the industry, but aren’t ready to take on consultation quite yet.

    We’re also adding Start My Porn Company consultants for those that are thinking about working as models in the adult industry. It’s something we’ve been planning for a while now, but as with everything Start My Porn Company does, we do thorough back ground on everyone we work with. We only work with professionals that are the best in their field to guide people that are new to this industry. We have finally found industry insiders that are honest, reliable and know their stuff when it comes to guiding new talent in how to make it in adult.

    Finally, we will be adding a new production coordinator and director to ProNet, that is very interested in working with new producers. He has 15 years of industry experience, shooting both adult and mainstream content in Europe and South America. He is also experienced in shooting niche content. Niche content is a huge consumer market, and we are very happy that we will have a ProNet service provider that specializes in these areas.

    So that’s what’s coming up with Start My Porn Company. Official announcements are forthcoming. Stay tuned and don’t forget to sign up for your copy of the Start My Porn Company Newsletter, for news and invitations to our upcoming events!

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