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Thank you for taking the time to read my question. I have been looking into starting out in the adult film industry and contacted a couple of companies online. Both explained their films were on DVDs and distributed in America and Asia (I'm from uk), both said all staff have to go for a sexual health check and sign something to give my content for material to be distributed. However they also both asked for money upfront to cover advertising costs,  when I asked if I could pay it off with my first booking they said they needed it before to cover costs and to demonstrate a commitment. The companies are

Could you give me your thoughts and if there is anyway for me to check they are legitimate such as governing bodies etc?  
Thank you joanne


Thanks for coming to me with your question.

Without ANY shadow of doubt, I guarantee you with 100% complete & unwavering certainty, that the two (2) "companies" you mentioned are NOT legitimate.

In fact, what they are is complete & outright scam artists.

Very smart of you to hunt me down and request my advice when you got that "queezy feeling" in your gut. Your instinct was dead-on accurate!

You should immediately cease communication with these people, as they are out to do only one (1) thing, and that is to negatively exploit you for their personal gain, with you gaining NOTHING positive.

In the entertainment industry, you - as the performer - do not pay the agency or the production company (if they have a single ounce of legitimacy). That's not how it works. It's the other way around - they pay YOU.

The very first sentence of the website of the former "company" you mentioned reads, "RedLight Entertainment is an Adult talent agency specializing in adult entertainment and in the escort industry."

The latter "company" also runs - a prostitution website.

Escort industry = prostitution

Unfortunately, even in the U.S. porn industry, we have to deal with most - if not all - of the big porn agencies (including the well-known L.A. Direct Models owned by Pimp Derek Hay & O.C. Modeling owned by Madam Sandra McCarthy) doubling as escort agencies.

All of these individuals, and their so-called "companies" are NOT adult film industry professionals, but rather pimps & madams.

Their masks have just been violently ripped off by the Empire. Check yo'selves, mutha-fu%#as!

I'm not sure if you are looking to work directly with a single production company (a legit company that actually makes porn movies) or for a talent agency (the company that the production companies look to, when they want to hire talent for their movies). If you're seeking an agency, here's some detailed info about legit vs illegit porn model & talent agencies:

Although I've never seen or heard of these fake companies' sites before your e-mail, I knew before checking them out - based on your description - that they are not legit.

Coincidentally, checking them out, I found that (at least) the first website you mentioned has illegally plagiarized text from the website of the Company that I work for, in a lame effort to make themselves appear legit!

Yet another scumbag loser to forward to our legal dept, so they can add it to their list of people to take action against. Don't be surprised if their website is shut down in the near future.

One other thing, just based on the info you gave me... if they were in the U.S., they would tell you the LIE that their content is not distributed in the U.S., but only "abroad". Since they are targeting victims in Europe, of course they lie to you and tell you that it's distributed "everywhere but Europe", so that they can con their victims without the victims having a fear of "what if my family / friends find out" and "maybe I can work in front of the camera, without anyone I know finding out". All complete bullshit.

For actual LEGIT talent representation in the actual LEGIT adult industry, apply online at

Thanks Joanne.

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