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Hi I'm from Ohio and I have been doing cam modeling for about a month now but would like to get into doing porn videos and I'm not sure where to start. I am a 34 year old smaller bbw brown hair and green eyes any ideas where I can look to get into this?

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Leslie,

How's it going?

The landscape of the porn industry has changed a lot over the past decade. These days, there are more girls trying to get in the industry than ever before, yet about the same amount of content (or perhaps even less) being shot than there was a decade ago. This makes it a lot more competitive for new porn starlets looking to break into the business.

There are still a few companies shooting BBW's, but not like before.

You have to also remember, a trip to Los Angeles to start your career isn't going to be free - for you. You have to think about airfare (the legit porn industry isn't in Ohio) to and from Los Angeles. Also, the current rate for an adult industry HIV/STD test (required to work) is $120 / month. Also, remember to budget in the food, transportation & lodging while you're in Los Angeles.

Point being, you'll want to make sure that it's going to be financially worthwhile. Doing only a single scene, for just one production company, is going to max out at around $700 - $1,200, depending on the production company & scene type. So, one production company probably isn't going to cut it. That's why you should look into signing with a professional porn talent agency BEFORE going out to Los Angeles.

Here's some recently-released information about porn model agencies:
http://www.licensedmodels.com/porn_model_agency.html

Part I dispels some common misconceptions in "What a Porn Model Agency is NOT":
http://www.licensedmodels.com/porn_model_agency_part_1.html

Part II gives some specific qualities to look for in a good porn model agency:
http://www.licensedmodels.com/porn_model_agency_part_2.html

Now, with regards to you getting started in the business as a "small BBW", I've written something about that a time or 2 in the past: http://www.licensedmodels.com/plus-size_bbw.html

We can't really give you realistic feedback - on an individual level - until we see what you look like. "Small BBW" could mean a bunch of different things, and I have no idea what it means - in your case. So, apply online (http://www.licensedmodels.com/porn_star_application.html) and we'll get you some honest feedback, either way.

This time last year, we started Madison Rose's (http://www.licensedmodels.com/madison_rose_porn_star.html) career in the porn industry, who some might consider a "small BBW", with her gigantic rump and thick legs. Turns out, the porn producers ate her up! Proof puddin' that you don't have to be a twig to become a porn star!

Hope this helps.

By the way... I'm very glad to hear that you're having some success with the webcam modeling. That's a very fast-growing part of the adult industry, and it's a lot smarter way to make money than turning tricks!

Hakuna Matata,

Mike the Talent Manager
Senior Vice President
www.LicensedModels.com

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An International Porn & Mainstream Talent Manager, Casting Director, Producer & Performer in the porn industry, Mike is the Senior V.P. of www.CrossoverModeling.com

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Experience

Mike began his career in the entertainment industry as a talent rep for a large, well-respected talent management Company for S.A.G. actors and fashion models. The Company has been in business for for about a quarter-Century (25 years).

In 2006, since the Company was then based in the porn capital of the world (the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles), Mike suggested to the President of the Company that they open a division for adult film models. The President accepted, and Mike was put in charge of leading the new division. For the first few months, he went to work for a couple different porn producers to “learn the ropes” of the adult industry. In early 2007, the Company’s adult industry division (CrossoverModeling.com) opened its doors. Mike was named Senior Vice President.

Since that time, CrossoverModeling.com’s reputation and connections have grown immensely. CrossoverModeling.com is now considered to be the top talent management Company for new models in the North American porn industry, and the only adult talent management company capable of promoting its clients for “Crossover Modeling” (promoting its clients for mainstream acting, modeling, dance, and book authoring, in addition to promoting them for porn.)

Since 2007, Mike the Talent Manager has developed personal relationships with the presidents, casting directors, talent coordinators, production directors and “shot callers” of almost every legitimate producer of pornography in the United States. He also has relationships with talent agencies and industry-standard talent STD testing services within the adult film business. CrossoverModeling.com boasts the ability to introduce a brand-new model to the entire legitimate North American porn industry at the snap of Mike’s fingers, so to speak. Mike has also performed on camera in several porn films for various well-known production companies, and he has also begun his own production line as well.

Organizations
IMDB, RATMA & LAPAPA

Publications
Mike's Writing: Adult Industry News and several articles on CrossoverModeling.com's articles and information page

A recent exposé about porn model agencies

Mike the talent manager & CrossoverModeling.com mentioned / video and radio interviews: CaliFaces, LA Talk Radio, Adult Industry News



Education/Credentials
Internship at a top mainstream Hollywood talent management Company for actors and fashion models, 9 years of experience as the Senior Vice President of CrossoverModeling.com, several years of mainstream talent management experience before that, many on-camera performances (porn) and production experience (porn)

Past/Present Clients
Talent (porn): Bella Honey, Kya Tropic, Jaymie Lannen aka McKenzie Sweet, Priscilla Milan, Holly Zane, Asia aka AsiaXXX, Amber Stars, Lily Star, Megan Vaughn, Sugar, Ivy Longoria, Kylie King, Camilla Rose, Jennifer Stone, Cherry Blossom, Kendra Snow, LexXxi LaRue, Jada Silk, Harley Fire, Mike the Talent Manager, et al

Producers (porn): Penthouse, Anabolic, Diabolic, Reality Kings, Brazzers, Combat Zone, Bluebird Films, Erotique Ent., SCORE Group, West Coast Productions, Vince Vouyer, Zero Tolerance, Black Ice, and many others

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