Now that California’s Proposition 60 has been defeated, what’s next from AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Cal/OSHA? We’ll explore what adult companies can do to protect themselves and avoid legal trouble, whether they’re shooting in the Golden State or in neighboring Nevada.
The adult community, like the rest of the United States, has its fair share of people in crisis, struggling with everything from financial difficulties to substance abuse issues. But in an industry with few large corporations boasting well-staffed HR departments, it can be more difficult to find help. A group of industry veterans share ideas on how to assist colleagues in crisis.
Adult companies have come up with some creative approaches to combatting piracy, among them Free Porn Day, the #PayForYourPorn social media campaign, and even crowdfunding efforts. We’ll look at how these initiatives played out, and talk about avenues that producers can explore in the future.
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It’s been eight years since the Republicans have controlled the White House, and if the past is any predictor, adult content producers have reason to be wary of how a Republican-led Justice Department might affect their bottom line. Attorneys and business people who remember the bad old days of Meese and Ashcroft will provide historical perspective.
Adult stars and directors face the same challenges as other performers and artists. Many are independent contractors who don’t enjoy the benefits provided to traditional employees. One solution is to incorporate. This panel will look at the benefits and pitfalls of creating your own business—with yourself as the CEO—and explore the ways you can help that business grow.
Does porn exploit women? Or is performing in porn the ultimate form of empowerment? It’s a question that women in the adult industry tend to hear, whether asked by feminists, porn bashers or even fans. Whether they’re performers or producers, women in adult find their own path to power in an industry where the end product traditionally has been geared toward men. We’ll hear from some industry powerhouses about how they go about creating entertainment that is arousing to all and degrading to none.
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Gender is no longer a binary concept—and in that spirit AVN presents a very non-binary panel led by queer adult performers. Speakers will share their outlook and experiences and talk about resources their communities need. Audience participation is encouraged in this discussion of sexuality, gender identity and porn.
Though interracial porn has been a top-selling genre in porn in recent years, many have asserted that there are fewer opportunities for performers of color. A multicultural mix of performers and producers talk about their experiences in the industry.
Porn is known as a forward-looking industry—quick to adapt to new tech trends and often the driving force behind tech being adapted in the first place. But while porn is looking to the future, what does the future of porn itself look like? In a panel hosted by AskMen.com, porn's leading lights, from the sexy stars to the power players, will talk about what changes they see coming to porn in the coming years. What will porn in 2020 look like when it comes to tech, legislation, culture and more?
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