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Hi.

First off, I want to apologize I'll be placing this questions twice on the Website to get a clearer understanding as I'm From Southern Africa. And not sure I'm asking the right person as I am aware South African and American law differs, but surely they should be similar when the comes to Porn.

Now me and a friend has come to realise that there isn't much of a Porn Industry in South Africa its mainly European and American Material and we're looking to start our own company where we will be Producing Distributing and Making a Adult Website (paid Subscription). We don't wanna star in them.. We just wanna make them and sell them so my Questions are as follow.

1. Basic Requirements Needed to Start a Studio.
2. How to go about hosting an Website( Would need to be international as South African Law states no pornographic site are allowed to be hosted in our country.)
3. Looking are contracts and release agreements and how to go about them making them correct and legal.
4. What questions and stuff to ask during auditions. what to look for in finding the correct male and female performer.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Frank,

If you are seeking to launch this business in South Africa, you would need to retain a qualified attorney licensed in South Africa to properly advise you.  If instead you wish to start this business in the United States, please so indicate.

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Lawyer representing adult industry businesses and entertainers, and can answer questions related to:

How to start an adult film business or adult website LEGALLY.

What laws to be concerned about with getting into the adult entertainment industry.

What terms and conditions do you need on your adult website.

How to comply with 18 USC 2257 - the federal record keeping requirements.

What forms and agreements do you need for models and crew.

How to deal with copyright and trademark laws.

Before asking your question, I recommend visiting adultwebsitelawyer.com and requesting a copy of the Top 6 Considerations of Starting an Adult Entertainment Business. You may find your question answered there.

I ALSO DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MALES INTERESTED IN STARRING IN ADULT FILMS.

Experience

I have been practicing law since 1994, and have represented numerous businesses and entertainers in the adult entertainment industry as the managing member of Pepper Law Group, LLC, at adultwebsitelawyer.com. My firm also operates 2257Sentry, one of the industry's leading 18 USC 2257 custodian record keeping services for producers of adult content.

Organizations
Free Speech Coalition, Frequent speaker at adult industry events including the Internext Expo and Exxxotica New York; interviewed in AVN Online; regular contributor to XBiz World

Publications
XBiz World AVN Online

Education/Credentials
BA in Political Science, JD (law degree)

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