• 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!

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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • It’s tough out there. Who to trust? Who is a professional with experience in the adult industry? Who will tell you the whole truth about everything from revenue streams in adult, to how much they really charge for their services?

    You found this site because you are thinking about getting into the adult entertainment industry as a producer, or investor, and you probably found a lot of sites that claim to do what Start My Porn Company does. You probably also found at least one other site that also claims the people behind it have the experience that the people who run Start My Porn Company do. Well, truth be told, Start My Porn Company is the only one out there that provides real, experienced and honest business consultation and management services to people who want to start their own adult production companies.

    Whether you are only interested in investing in an existing company, or you want to own and run your own adult business, you need to work with someone that is honest and truthful with you in every aspect of how the porn industry works, what it costs to produce adult content and also what your consultant or manager is charging you.

    Recently, an investor with another self-proclaimed “professional adult business manager” was charged close to $40,000 for a production that in reality was budgeted at a little over $30,000. That investor is still trying to find out exactly how much he over paid for the production, and where that money went.

    Where did the remaining money go? Well, my bet is that the people behind the “management company” that arranged that particular production are living well on the money they pocketed from that investor.

    What is really tragic, is that this “management company” claims that they ‘make no money until the investor makes money’. Well, making close to $10,000 before the movie is even shot doesn’t sound to me like those people “make no money until the investor makes money.” Does it sound like that to you?

    As an investor in the adult industry, (whether it is for your own production company, or as an investor in an existing production company) you owe it to yourself to get all the facts before you lay out even one penny to anyone, for any reason.

    Here’s some questions you should ask anyone that is trying to sell you on using their business management and consultation services to start any adult company, even if you are only an investor:

    What are the six revenue streams in adult and what type of content do I need to make to profit from all of them?


    Do I have ownership of the productions that I pay for and how much ownership?


    Can I see the production budget before I decide if I should give you my money?


    Who is really managing my production?

    Once you have those answers from the person you are thinking about working with, then contact Start My Porn Company and get the truth about those same questions.

    A year or two back members of ProNet attempted to train at least one of the other “adult business consultant and management” providers in how this industry works, but it must not have stuck. We try our best, but some people just choose to remain ignorant and clueless.

    Now that “provider” is out there attempting to convince people that they know all there is to know about the porn industry. Unfortunately, we are hearing all about how their investors are getting ripped off for more money than the production actually is budgeted for, the productions are not being started on schedule and that the fool doesn’t even remember the multiple revenue streams content can be sold through, no matter how hard we tried to teach them . . . . I guess this is a case of “You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think.” LOL

    Be smart – don’t listen to slick sales jobs from people that are wanna-bes (or never-beens) in this industry. Linda, Sherry and the rest of the Start My Porn Company ProNet have over 175 years of collective experience in this industry. We know everything there is to know about the porn industry and practically everyone in it.

    Be careful out there!

  • Well, all of us at Start My Porn Company have been saying that not only is it not legal to shoot adult content in Florida, but that the State of Florida seemed to be making a lot of moves toward making it very hard for porn companies to work from there. Call it prophecy, but no one at Start My Porn Company needed a crystal ball to predict that most porn companies would leave, or be pushed out of, Florida.

    The most recent rumor on the adult news vine is that Brazzers is curtailing their adult content shoots in Florida, and will only be producing in California and Las Vegas. We’ll see how long they last in Nevada, as it isn’t legal to shoot there either and especially the Vegas law enforcement is quick to shut down porn shoots.

    There’s a lot that could be said about Brazzers bringing any unwanted legal attention down on themselves . . . If nothing else, their publicly taped productions have gotten them in hot water, as has the fact the most recent HIV+ performer concern (later found to be not positive) came from a Manwin production, and Manwin is the parent company of Brazzers. Nothing like giving the State a way to declare porn production a public nuisance and health risk while avoiding having to test Free Speech Statutes that have made porn legal to shoot in both California and New Hampshire, Manwin!

    For some past intel on Florida’s aims for the adult industry there, here’s a repost of a story Start My Porn Company ran in June on Kimberly Kupps arrest in Polk County:

    Speculation is that Florida may be testing the waters on prosecuting porn producers in the sate with the arrest on Friday, June 3, 2011 of Kimberly Kupps, who was the owner and star of KimberlyKupps.com, as well as a store owner of Clips4Sale.com.

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation on Theresa Taylor (aka Kimberly Kupps) in March of of this year, after receiving tips that she and her husband, Warren Taylor, were filming and distributing adult sexual content form their home in Lake Wales, Florida. An investigator for the Sheriff’s Office monitored Taylor’s Twitter account and also paid for a membership to KimberlyKupps.com. The investigator downloaded six videos of Taylor having sex with men and women. The investigator then turned the videos over to County Judge Reinaldo Ojeda, who ruled the videos were obscene material under state law on April 7, 2011.

    On June 3, Taylor was booked on six counts each of selling obscene material and distributing obscene material, both misdemeanors. She was also charged with the felony wholesale promotion of obscene material. Taylor was set to be released Saturday night after posting $7,500 bail.

    Her husband was booked on six counts each of wholesale promotion of obscene material and distribution of obscene material, a misdemeanor. Both presumably related to his admission that he uploaded the video to their Clips4Sale store. Her husband remains in jail as of this writing.

    The full story is here, however my friends in Florida have verified that at least one Florida TV station has reported that information from her Twitter account was obtained by Florida Department of Law Enforcement and turned over to Polk County Sheriff’s office, ending the news report with the statement that this may be the beginning of a larger, statewide crack down on adult film production.

    It has long been known that Polk County is not “adult friendly”, due to factors including a strong religious influence that tends to sway political elections, and Sheriff Judd’s own view of adult content, so this is nothing new for that area.

    However, if the report is true that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was indeed involved in this investigation, it may mean that Florida is ready to take a stand on the increase in adult production in the state.

    People, listen up — if you have been told by anyone that it is “legal” to shoot porn anywhere but in California or New Hampshire — you have been lied to! Run from anyone that tries to tell you that you can shoot porn anywhere legally. Stick with adult business advisors that will tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Stick with Start My Porn Company!

  • We are very happy to announce that A Risqué Business has agreed to join our ProNet referral network of adult industry technical and creative providers.

    Start My Porn Company’s ProNet brings together over 100 (direct and ancillary) of the most respected and talented adult industry professionals in such diverse areas as legal services, production, web site creation and post production services.

    Start My Porn Company provides referrals to our clients from within the ever-growing group of professionals that agree to be a part of ProNet. This allows those new to the adult industry access to the best providers and creative visionaries available. Most of these porn professionals will not even answer emails from anyone that is not already a major player in porn, but they sure are happy to work with us!

    A Risqué Business brings professional services for web design, affiliate program creation and management expertise, as well as a proven track record of adult business acumen on creating and profiting from web based adult content sites to Start My Porn Company’s ProNet. With more than 15 years of adult industry web design and management experience, A Risqué Business has been behind many successful adult web sites, including Ninn Worx, Cytherea’s Wet World, and their own site, Risqué.com. The people behind A Risqué Business know their stuff and are consummate professionals. They are a great addition to ProNet.

    What makes Start My Porn Company ProNet stand alone as the premier provider for adult consultation and production management, is that if there is a category to be nominated in for the AVN, XBIZ, XRCO, the Europeens Du X or Venus awards, the majority of our ProNet production and service providers have been given the nod in that category . . . and likely have also won it!

  • When Linda and I disappear for periods of time, it’s because we’re living what we teach: Production.

    Unlike some of the adult entertainment “gurus” out there, we are active in the entertainment industry. And right now, we’re working on aspects of post production on what will be the most talked about adult feature of 2012: Michael Ninn’s ‘The Four’.

    ‘The Four’ will be debuted at Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada in January of 2012. Take a look at the teaser. (It takes a few seconds to load.)

    Michael Ninn’s The Four / Trailer from Michael Ninn.

    For in-depth adult industry news and analysis (and lots of insider information on how to be successful as an XXX CEO), subscribe to the Start My Porn Company Newsletter.

    Have a great one!
    Sherry
    Start My Porn Company

  • There’s a lot of stuff going on with the folks behind SMPC. Between working out aspects of post-production on Michael Ninn’s ‘The Four’ and a training video project Linda is working on for the State of California, there’s the daily creation of marketing and publicity campaigns for both Black and Blue Media’s publicity clients and for Start My Porn Company.

    Along with that, Chris King is wrapping the season on his Showtime series, Barry Wood is finishing up shooting for Paul Thomas on an adult parody and Frank Castle is doing a lot of mainstream work providing weapons and special effects for a variety of projects. Oh, and Sonny Malone is hard at work on a video series for Joanna Angel, which will be streeting soon.

    Needless to say, updates are probably going to be sporadic through Labor Day. LOL If you are seeking an introduction call with Linda or I on how we can help you start your own adult production company, please be patient with scheduling. We fit in as many free introductory calls as we can, as soon as time is available in our schedules.

    Enjoy the end of August and the mercury redirect coming up this weekend!
    Sherry
    Start My Porn Company

  • Speculation is that Florida may be testing the waters on prosecuting porn producers in the sate with the arrest on Friday, June 3, 2011 of Kimberly Kupps, who was the owner and star of KimberlyKupps.com, as well as a store owner of Clips4Sale.com.

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation on Theresa Taylor (aka Kimberly Kupps) in March of of this year, after receiving tips that she and her husband, Warren Taylor, were filming and distributing adult sexual content form their home in Lake Wales, Florida. An investigator for the Sheriff’s Office monitored Taylor’s Twitter account and also paid for a membership to KimberlyKupps.com. The investigator downloaded six videos of Taylor having sex with men and women. The investigator then turned the videos over to County Judge Reinaldo Ojeda, who ruled the videos were obscene material under state law on April 7, 2011.

    On June 3, Taylor was booked on six counts each of selling obscene material and distributing obscene material, both misdemeanors. She was also charged with the felony wholesale promotion of obscene material. Taylor was set to be released Saturday night after posting $7,500 bail.

    Her husband was booked on six counts each of wholesale promotion of obscene material and distribution of obscene material, a misdemeanor. Both presumably related to his admission that he uploaded the video to their Clips4Sale store. Her husband remains in jail as of this writing.

    The full story is here, however my friends in Florida have verified that at least one Florida TV station has reported that information from her Twitter account was obtained by Florida Department of Law Enforcement and turned over to Polk County Sheriff’s office, ending the news report with the statement that this may be the beginning of a larger, statewide crack down on adult film production.

    It has long been known that Polk County is not “adult friendly”, due to factors including a strong religious influence that tends to sway political elections, and Sheriff Judd’s own view of adult content, so this is nothing new for that area.

    However, if the report is true that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was indeed involved in this investigation, it may mean that Florida is ready to take a stand on the increase in adult production in the state.

    People, listen up — if you have been told by anyone that it is “legal” to shoot porn anywhere but in California or New Hampshire — you have been lied to! Run from anyone that tries to tell you that you can shoot porn anywhere legally. Stick with adult business advisors that will tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Stick with Start My Porn Company!

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