Screening Party Affirms Success of “An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco”

Posted on July 21st, 2010 in Adult Industry News,Porn for Women,Porn Movies,Porn News,Reviews by tmasters

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Screening Party Affirms Success of “An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco”

(Chatsworth, CA) – There was standing room only during Saturday night’s screening party for Private Media Group’s “An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco” at Club Kiss in San Francisco, a testament to the buzz that’s been surrounding the film since its June 17th release.

The July 17th soiree commenced with a one hour panel discussion on the contemporary swinging lifestyle, lead by “An Open Invitation” director Ilana Rothman and leading actress India Summer, as well as Club Kiss hosts and “An Open Invitation” cast members Sarah and Chris Kiss, and Carol Queen, grand dame of San Francisco’s progressive sex scene.

While introducing the panel, Carol Queen expressed that “An Open Invitation” brought her back to the golden ages, where adult cinema was vying for a place alongside mainstream cinema.

Club Kiss noted that they’d never seen so many people attend a discussion panel, and while the event was at capacity, several guests commented that they wished the panel had gone on longer. A full screening of the movie followed the panel presentation, as well as an incredible after party, where couples who were talking about modern relationships only moments before were able to jump in and experience them.

The party moved into full swing with pole dancing, goodies distributed by Good Vibrations, and the stunning Ilana Rothman, along with several other cast and party attendees, mingling with guests. Kelly Moe, the musician responsible for the “An Open Invitation” soundtrack, was also performing live at the event. Moe’s music earned “An Open Invitation” an AVN nomination for Best Movie Soundtrack.

Mainstream news outlets were also impressed, with the New York Times, USA Today, and Reality Check TV conducting extensive interviews with the cast and creators of the movie.

“The party was amazing – a huge success,” commented the “An Open Invitation” creator, Andrew Sullivan. “People actually came up to me afterwards, saying they wished the discussion had gone on longer. When has that ever happened at an adult screening?”

“An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco” has taken the industry by storm this year, finding resonance with a community left relatively unexplored in contemporary adult entertainment. Pre-nominated for a momentous 13 AVN awards and given AVN’s highest rating, the movie has already leapt to #1 on Gamelink’s VOD site with record setting sales.

For more information, visit www.privatelifestyle.com, http://blog.pureplaymedia.com, or join the “Open Invitation Swingers Club” on Facebook. Sales information can be found through sales@pureplaymedia.com.

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Porn CEO: Don’t Fight Piracy With DRM

Posted on July 8th, 2010 in Adult Industry News,GameLink by tmasters

Private Media Group was one of the first companies to offer iPad-optimized porn downloads when the device shipped in early April. However, users won’t find Ibiza Sex Party, Nylon Nymphomania or any other Private movie in Apple’s iPad store, and the Cupertino-based computer maker doesn’t allow any adult-themed apps in its app store either. So Private had only once choice to sell downloads for the device: Offer them free of any DRM content protection.

Private CEO Ilan Bunimovitz didn’t seem too worried about the prospect of some of these files finding their way online when I reached him by phone in his company’s headquarters in Barcelona, Spain yesterday. “Free and pirated content is available regardless of whether the encoding is done by us or not,” he told me.

That doesn’t mean Private isn’t alarmed by piracy; in fact, the company is determined to pursue legal action against sites redistributing its work. But punishing paying customers isn’t the right approach to deal with the issue, according to Bunimovitz. “The way to fight piracy is not to limit who you sell content to, it’s by fighting pirates,” he said.

Private and its VOD site Gamelink.com also offer HTML5 streams for iPad and iPhone users, and Bunimovitz told me that the company sees a shift away from downloads and toward streams. He called the iPad “an incredible device for consumers,” but cautioned not to view it as the end game for adult or other entertainment content online. “We are not in the iPad business,” he told me.

Instead, Private aims to embrace all available platforms, be it mobile, the PC or even Google TV. The company is working on a cross-platform strategy that will allow customers to seamlessly switch between different devices. “Once you (buy) this piece of content, it’s yours on any screen you own”, explained Bunimovitz.

Private is one of the biggest players in the adult industry. The company is NASDAQ-listed and generated around €23 million (about $29 million) in revenue in 2009. But it has seen its DVD and magazine business erode from around €10.9 million in 2007 to €3.8 million in 2009 while its online revenue tripled during the same period.

Those numbers mirror an industry undergoing a rapid transition, and Bunimovitz is determined to come out on top. He told me during the end of our conversation that he even has the right mantra for the job: “If something is about to cannibalize my business, it better be me.”

By Janko Roettgers | www.newteevee.com

Paris Hilton Sex Tape, licensed by XPays, is now available for streaming to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as downloading to your iTunes

GameLink.com
537 Stevenson Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 575-9700
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June, 2, 2010

BARCELONA, Spain, July 5th 2010. Adult video on demand provider GameLink.com, part of the Online Division of Private Media Group (NASDAQ GM: PRVT), is pleased to announce that the famed Paris Hilton Sex Tape, licensed by XPays, is now available for streaming to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as downloading to your iTunes as of July 1st 2010. This is the movie that launched the celebrity sex tape business. GameLink.com is also offering this movie on VOD and PPM to thousands of loyal customers.

Jeff Dillon the Director of Online Sales says “We are very pleased to bring our customers and affiliates the Paris Hilton Sex Tape on VoD. This title has been one of GameLink.com best selling DVDs of all time and we still move a lot of units every month. We are very pleased with the initial response we are getting form our customers.” “I am pretty sure that after Paris Hilton sees the Paris Hilton Sex Tape in our library she will finally accept my offer to take her out on a date.”

Years after the mega hit arrived onto the scene we are still experiencing solid numbers for this title. The Paris Hilton Sex Tape still remains the all time best seller on GameLink.com. This title proves to be a staple in the adult industry and will go down in history as a movie that created an entire niche. GameLink.com is proud to provide top quality movies, service and technology to consumers around the world. Along with the Paris Hilton Sex Tape look for other celebrity sex tapes in the GameLink library available in DVD, WMPS, WMPD and DIVX formats.

About Private Media Group
Founded in 1965, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group (PRVT) is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment and globally distributes its premium quality content and that of select third party studios via multiple platforms including internet, mobile, broadcast, DVD and magazines. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive and growing library of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and “Silver Girls” trademarks internationally for a variety of exclusive consumer products. Private’s 2009 acquisitions of world leaders in video on demand, Gamelink LLC and Sureflix, and the ecommerce technology firm, eLine LLC, established Private as the world’s leading adult content and distribution company in the digital media sector. Visit http://www.prvt.com for more information.

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Private Media Group & GameLink Offer a Groundbreaking Mobile Solution for the Adult Industry

Posted on April 7th, 2010 in Adult Industry News,GameLink,GameLink Press Releases,Porn News by hunterlee

BARCELONA, Spain, 7 April 2010. Adult Video on Demand provider GameLink.com, part of the Online Division of Private Media Group (NASDAQ GM: PRVT), today announced that it has mobile enabled all of its online properties by today launching the first a la carte adult mobile solution for consumers, studios and affiliates.

The new site is a groundbreaking online platform that is globally accessible from mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones. The site enables consumers to use their smartphones to purchase and watch adult content from GameLink’s online adult store www.gamelink.com. All purchased content is available for future viewing in the customers virtual media centre that is stored in the company’s ‘cloud’ library, enabling the consumer to watch their content on all of their mobile devices and on their home computers/laptops.

With over 15,000 movies available for purchase on www.gamelink.com from over 1,300 adult studios, including Evil Angel, Elegant Angel, Pink Visual, Zero Tolerance, Teravision & Private, the site ensures a seamless content transition for the consumer.

Additionally, users of Apple devices do not need to download an installation app, because the mobile platform is formatted to work with the Safari browser, thus sidestepping Apple’s restrictions on adult content.

The platform is the result of testing the consumption habits of mobile customers. GameLink’s extensive data collection and testing show that customers prefer the a la carte model to traditional mobile membership solutions offered in the adult mobile space.

Jeff Dillon, Director of Online Sales comments, “GameLink has experienced substantial growth in mobile traffic over the past two years and we are seeing that these consumers are purchasing all types of products using their phones, from VoD to novelties. Using the latest wireless technologies for smartphones we have extended our existing online store to the mobile web. The navigation system has been customized for wireless devices enabling both ease of search and ease of purchase.”

Dillon continues, “Private Media Group is in a unique position to offer consumers of adult content the ultimate mobile solution via its Gamelink, Private and Sureflix properties. This groundbreaking mobile platform is also available to other adult studios as a white label solution, enabling them to distribute content globally in multiple formats. GameLink is the first company to create such a product for the adult market.”

Allison Vivas, President of Pink Visual and Top Bucks, adds “We at Pink Visual have been on the mobile wave for years and we continue to focus on that throughout 2010. It has been a natural fit for us to work with Gamelink to create our mobile adult retail store. The platform has enabled our on-the-go customer to purchase from our DVD catalogue anytime and anywhere from mstore.pinkvisualdvds.com powered by Gamelink.”

GameLink’s new online platform provides affiliates and adult studios with a mobile solution to sell adult content and novelties a la carte to smartphone users.

For more information contact:-
Jeff Dillon
Director of Online Sales

jeff@gamelink.com
Cell : 001 415 724 6116

About Private Media Group
Founded in 1965, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group (PRVT) is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment and globally distributes its premium quality content and that of select third party studios via multiple platforms including internet, mobile, broadcast, DVD and magazines. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive and growing library of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and “Silver Girls” trademarks internationally for a variety of exclusive consumer products. Private’s 2009 acquisitions of world leaders in video on demand, Gamelink LLC and Sureflix, and the ecommerce technology firm, eLine LLC, established Private as the world’s leading adult content and distribution company in the digital media sector. Visit http://www.prvt.com for more information.

Also information can be found on:
www.prvt.com

SOURCE: Private Media Group

Happy Birthday Tiger Woods!

Posted on December 30th, 2009 in Adult Industry News,Porn Movies,Porn News,Porn People,Pornstars by hunterlee

porn star Holly Sampson Joslyn James, image courtesy of Naughty America

Happy birthday Tiger Woods! Today, December 30th, 2009, the golf magnate turns 34, a mere month after the so-called ‘Mistressgate’ hit the news, permanently altering the public’s perception of Mr. Woods and the number of porn movies inspired by his life and love life.

In the month in between the fateful car crash that somehow prompted ever-increasing amounts of alleged mistresses to come out of the woodwork, the Tiger Woods saga has grown to even more epic proportions — with fourteen (fourteen!) possible mistresses on the list so far, we’re also up to at least two (announced) porn parodies, one by Adam & Eve named Tiger’s Wood, which will star Kayden Kross and Tyler Knight, and yet another announced by Nectar Entertainment, which will feature Diana Doll as Elin Nordegren and Jonny Slim as "Tiger Would", my personal favorite porn-ified Tiger Woods name.

Then of course there is Holly Sampson‘s reported "docu-drama" porn project that she may or may not be filming with Vivid, which, as a "docu-drama", isn’t quite a parody so much as a historical reenactment. Historical reenactment! If you can’t wait for Holly’s take on her affair with Mr. Woods, you can watch her get down & dirty, doing interracial and DP’s in Screwed Over, Vivid (the go-to studio for celebrity sex tapes) and Paul Thomas‘ sexual supremacy death-match between Holly Sampson, Savanah Samson and A.J. Bailey.

No word yet on whether Joslyn James, Tiger Woods alleged brunette mistress, is planning on using her fame to make a tell-all, a porn parody or a historical drama. Wanted as a dead-beat mom in Washington State, Joslyn seems to have kept mum to the media so far about the allegations of her relationship with Woods, aside from a cryptic Facebook status update.

All I’m hoping is that someone will use a golf club as a sex toy, a la Belladonna and the infamous baseball bat, in at least one of the movies.