I get to do this again this year – so super excited!!
Read on for info about my second annual “Women in Porn” seminar at AEE/ANE…
[FYI if you're curious about the first one, that PR is here]
Los Angeles, CA (January 3, 2013) – Sociologist Chauntelle Tibbals is pleased to announce “The New Normal – Women in Adult,” a seminar exploring women’s occupational diversity in porn. The event will take place during this year’s Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and Adult Novelty Expo (ANE) on Friday January 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM.
2013 marks the second year that “Dr. Chauntelle” has organized and moderated a panel of this nature for AEE/ANE.
“For decades, myths and misconceptions have shaped popular, and even intra-industry, understandings of women’s participation in the adult business,” said Tibbals, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California (USC). “From content production and distribution to novelties and retail, I’m excited to explore women’s leadership and innovations in adult at AEE and ANE… again!”
This year’s participants include Bonnie Feingold of Honey’s Place, Angie Rowntree of Sssh.com, New Sensations’ Jacky St. James, cam model Natalie Star, TS performer Wendy Summers, and performer, director, and publicist Tanya Tate.
Tibbals elaborated: “Just like last year, the 2013 panelists highlight occupational range found amongst women in the adult industry. And though it’s not possible to get every corner of the business on a six-person panel, these women speak to the depth and diversity present in porn.”
The event will incorporate Q&A and lively discussion as women leaders share their experiences working in adult, highlighting the challenges, advantages, adventures, and quirks of the world’s most interesting business. Those interested in submitting general questions for the panel’s consideration may email Dr. Chauntelle at email@example.com.
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I am so honored that each of these women are willing to take time out of a business conference to be put on the spot in this manner… And I’m so excited that AVN is willing to allow us such a high-profile platform to engage this discussion.
If you’re in Las Vegas for the show this year, you should come!! I would love it. And if you have a question that you’d like to ask the panel, email it on through. I know the boss, and I’ll make sure she gets it ;)
You can read about this event on AVN here, and here’s some more about each panelist…
Jacky St. James
Jacky St. James is an adult screenwriter and director. In 2012, her films took home awards at AVN for Best Screenplay (Dear Abby – New Sensations) and at XBIZ for Best Couples’ Release (Love is a Dangerous Game – New Sensations).
Ever passionate about the business side of adult, Jacky has taken an active role in promoting several companies. She currently works as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for New Sensations and has even appeared on box covers for Fantasy Lingerie and in commercials for NS Novelties.
Jacky is committed to demystifying public misconceptions about the adult industry and adult content. She has served as a guest speaker at Exxxotica LA (2011) and at UC Santa Barbara and has given countless print and radio interviews. Most recently, Jacky was selected as one of five judges for the upcoming Erotikos Film Festival in Jamaica.
At a time when the cam modeling industry needed a face to define it, Natalie Star stepped up to the plate and changed the game.
Natalie began working behind the scenes with the WebCam Modeling Association (WCMA), a group that organizes webcam models and vets camming sites for reputability, in 2008. But after a few years, offering advice to new and developing models about what worked and what didn’t wasn’t enough – Natalie wanted to speak from experience… and thus a star was born!
Today, not only is Natalie the most recognized cam star on the net, she’s one of the highest paid. She maintains her fan site, NatalieStar.com, and runs her own webcam model network, Natalie Star Entertainment (NatalieStarEnt.com). Natalie attributes much of her success to understanding both sides of the business, and she’s rapidly becoming one of the cam modeling community’s greatest assets. Her insights have been featured in XBIZ World Magazine, on cultural news and blog sites including SexxxAndPolitics.com and PVVOnline.com, and on various radio shows and podcasts.
Ever mindful of the future, Natalie is constantly looking for new entrepreneurial ways to diversify her brand and broaden her reach. And with brains and beauty to spare, it seems nothing can stand in her way.
Funny, geeky and a little bit freaky, rising TS porn star Wendy Summers has been captivating fans worldwide with her unique personality and style. Wendy is a featured Star on iFriends and the first Transsexual Performer to be included in iFriends Adult Star Program. She has appeared in the DVD releases She-Male Strokers 50 (Rodnievision), Bang My Tranny Ass 10 (Rodnievision), and T-Girls Solo 3 (Blue Coyote Pictures) and has also been featured on websites like ShemaleStrokers, ShemaleYum, and WendyWilliamsXXX.
Wendy’s solo website – www.WendySummers.com – launched in 2012 on the Grooby Network. The site features solo and hardcore content, as well as fetish photography, allowing her offbeat personality shine. Of WendySummers.com, Rabbit’s Reviews remarks: “She’s a genuinely creative and playful person adding to the sexiness… her personality makes this site worth checking out.” Review Shemales raves: “[Wendy Summers] is a unique and refreshing transsexual and I think many will relate to her off beat personality!”
Whether a geeky cosplay, an intimate girlfriend experience, or a kinky bondage scene, Wendy brings a uncommon and delightful spin to the world of transsexual porn.
Over a decade ago, Angie Rowntree imagined a place where women could explore their sexuality in a safe, like-minded community. Shortly thereafter, she founded Sssh.com, the web’s oldest and largest “Erotica For Women, By Women” premium site.
Angie has spent the intervening years gathering together a crew of talented writers, sex educators, and filmmakers, each of whom contributes to an ever-evolving women-centered space on the internet… And it has flourished! Since its inception, Sssh.com has become a favorite online destination for an extraordinary diversity of women of all ages and from all walks of life, in ways Angie herself never could have imagined.
The unobtrusive design and tasteful presentation of Sssh.com brings original erotic films and fiction, intriguing articles by knowledgeable authors, video tutorials from notable experts, and online access to an array of fun sexy items (from adult novelties to exclusive explicit content) together in one seamless, welcoming space. Sssh.com is a place where discerning women can relax, enjoy, learn, and feel good about being sexual and sensual without sacrificing ethics, intelligence, or entertainment.
Tanya Tate is many things – globally known, award-winning adult superstar only begins to scratch the surface.
The Liverpool born beauty made the transition into porn in 2008, when the former office worker decided she wanted to spice up her life. Since then, Tanya has grown from an adult actress to a sought after performer, director, producer, publicist, and one of the hardest working businesswomen in the industry.
From the release of her first scenes, Tanya has been in high demand from both reviewers and fans alike. Her “Tanya Tate’s Sex Tour of Ireland” (Television X) propelled her to the front pages of English and Irish newspapers. The video series featured Tanya in a wild romp with one of Ireland’s pro-athletes, a scandal that rocked news sites and blogs.
Tanya’s performance work has been well received the world over. She has been nominated for numerous British SHAFTA awards and has brought home trophies for Best Sex Scene, MILF of the Year (three consecutive times!), Best Series (“Tanya Tate’s Sex Tour of Ireland”), and Best Reality Series (“Tanya Tate’s Sex Tour of Scotland”). Tanya has also won the UKAP Best Reality Scene/Series Award for “Tanya Tate’s Sex Tour of Ireland.”
Tanya’s impact has also been felt in the United States with award nominations from AVN, XBIZ, FAME, and XRCO. Her first win in the US was the 2010 Nightmoves Award for Best MILF Performer (an honor she received again in 2012). Tanya also recently joined the small league of top adult stars who have their own Fleshlight – a toy molded from her most intimate parts with which fans may enjoy their own Tanya Tate experience.
Tanya loves to dress up as her favorite superheroes and has her own safe-for-work blog, JustaLottaTanya.com, where she shares her passion for all things geek. Since JustaLottaTanya launched, Tanya has attained several geeky titles in recognition of her exploits from noted mainstream entertainment websites: Comic Impact – Cosplay Girl of the Month, Critiques 4 Geeks – Geek Babe of the Month, Comics Ninja – Cosplay Babe of the Month, and Panels on Pages – Fan Girl of the Month.
Though she remains one of the industry’s most sought after performers, Tanya recently has exploded onto the directing scene. Her films Tanya Tate’s the MILF Masseuse and Tanya Tate’s Runaways (both from Filly Films) have had great success with fans, and she has recently started directing for Penthouse. And, if all that isn’t enough, Tanya is also the owner and operator of Star Factory PR, which represents some of the hottest performers in porn today.
Tanya Tate has proven to be a remarkable success in all facets of the adult industry. From England and Ireland to the US, Tanya Tate is unstoppable!
Bonnie Feingold was born in Columbus, Ohio. She lived there until, at the age of 15, she moved with her family to the Los Angeles area. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and a background of working with at-risk foster youth. In March of 2003, Bonnie took over the day-to-day operations of Honey’s Place, filling in after her Mother, who started the company passed away in December of 2002.
In business since 1994, Honey’s Place puts emphasis on their relationships with their customers, going the extra mile each and every time. Carrying more than 15,000 items from over 140 different manufacturers, Honey’s Place has what you are looking for, whether it’s lotions, lubes, vibes, lingerie, condoms or novelties. Offering state-of-the-art order processing, drop shipping services, international and nationwide shipping, and eCommerce platforms for their customers, making them one of the leading adult novelty distributors in the country.
Bonnie enjoys her role as CEO and values the many relationships she has cultivated with clients, vendors and employees. Honey’s Place has consistently grown in the years that Bonnie’s been at the helm and she’s delighted with all the innovations and improvements that have been made to the company in that time. However, she’s most proud of being able to employ a large staff and give them a great working environment—to be not just a good owner, but a good employer.
Bonnie promotes excellent customer service at Honey’s Place and feels that one of the areas that they’ve really succeeded with is truly listening to the needs of their customers. Taking the time to come up with solutions that will be mutually beneficial and creating lasting relationships.
Bonnie is passionate in both her professional and personal life. She enjoys spending time with her close circle of friends and has an amazing relationship with her daughter and spends much of her free time with her.
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