VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR JANUARY 22, 2016

 VIVID GIVES TAMMY SYTCH A “MEGA OFFER” – After World Wrestling phenomenon Tammy Sytch revealed recently that she was going to sell her Hall of Fame ring, Steven Hirsch made her an offer that immediately attracted media attention.  TMZ.com broke the story with a headline reading: “WWE DIVA TAMMY SYTCH MEGA OFFER COMES IN FOR H.O.F. RING ... But There's A Catch.”  The TMZ article reported: “WWE Diva Tammy Sytch might soon be free  of the Hall of Fame ring she's auctioning off ... a bidder's come forward with a sweet 6-figure deal and one condition ... Tammy's gotta do porn.  Vivid honcho Steven Hirsch made the offer ... $100k for the ring and in return he wants Tammy to shoot a 90 min sex tape.  He's even giving her some options on the specifics of the shoot, letting her to choose her partner and the location.  No word yet on if Tammy will accept but Hirsch isn't playing around ... he wants the whole thing done in less than two weeks.  Time's a wastin'.”  In an interview with Fox News Sports, Tammy acknowledged that she “got an email from Vivid” with an offer she was seriously considering.  “It would be no holds barred…pretty crazy and pretty overwhelming…it would be a nice way to retire and I am thinking about it.” The story was also covered by much of the wrestling media including such sites as WrestlingInc.com and PWMania.com.

 VIVID CABARET NYC HAS “BEST BUTTS” – Numerous websites took advantage of a recent photo op at Vivid Cabaret NYC that featured the “Best Butts of 2015.” With accompanying photo slide shows, stories on multiple male-targeted sites praised the Vivid Cabaret entertainers and the club.

 CITING VIVID, CNBC SAYS ADULT BANKS ON TV – Vivid chief Steven Hirsch was featured prominently in the annual CNBC report on the state of the adult entertainment industry.  The story by Chris Morris says: ”Performers, directors and executives will begin addressing industry trends at the Adult Entertainment Expo, which started on Wednesday in Las Vegas.  One of the biggest public gatherings of the industry, the show is a place that quietly focuses on business education, while fans line up for the chance to meet their favorite stars.  Piracy, as always, is a topic of discussion, but at least one major studio says it has found a way to work around the problem.  Vivid increased its headcount by 30 percent in 2015, as it switched its primary focus to its television business, providing on-demand programming to cable and satellite providers.  ‘It's been quite a busy year,’ said Steven Hirsch, owner of Vivid, one of the biggest studios in adult entertainment. ‘We're in 80 million homes domestically and expanding globally. Our business, in general, is up and television is certainly a part of that.  Less than 5 percent of our business comes from DVD sales.  That business is pretty much over.  The Internet business has been stable, but I don't see a lot of growth there.  Hirsch said he actually expects the industry to increase the number of films it makes in 2016 following reduced production in the past few years.  He said Vivid will initially produce video for television, then later release that online or on DVD.”

 ANNIE CRUZ WOOS THEM ON BOOMBOOM PODCAST – Vivid Radio host Annie Cruz spent more than 45 minutes last week in a very candid live BoomBoom podcast.  “This is one podcast you don’t want to miss; we have legend Annie Cruz, who gives us tips on squirting, how to pick up guys and girls; and she also tells us a few stories that’ll blow your mind,” the Australia-based show announced.  During the show Annie said she estimates she has done over 600 adult films or film scenes, starting when she was 18, and recently started filming again.  She talked about her interest in BDSM, saying, “I am a dominant personality, I’m a switch for sure, but submissive is something I’m not and I’m not a pain slut.”  She also talked about squirting, revealing that she has a waterproof mattress at home “and lots of towels because I can’t control it.”  During the interview Annie promoted her appearance at the AEE in Las Vegas, where Vivid Radio is broadcasting live, as well as her three-times a week show, which airs at 6pm PT on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 CINEMAHEADCHEESE REVIEWS VIVID FILMS – Editor Rick Blalock of “cult cinema and more” blogspot CinemaHeadCheese reviewed four Vivid films recently, starting with The Dating Game XXX: A Porn Parody.  “It’s just like The Dating Game, only Bachelor Number Two means he’s doing anal!” Blalock begins his review.  “Welcome to the funniest spoof in game show history, with a behind the scenes, and on-camera look at freaky makeup artists, fetish-y contestants, and a host who can’t stay out of a bachelorette’s pants.  The Dating Game XXX, only from Vivid.  Great date night movie…just make sure she’s loose.”  Blalock then reviews Family Secrets, writing: “As it has been said, there are many adult films out there that dare to offer us much more than just the sex that we see on screen, and the Kimberly Kane directed Family Secrets is one.”  He calls the film “top notch stuff…both daring and raw.”  In his review The Avengers vs. X-Men: An Axel Braun Parody Blalock says, “The production values are top notch, from the setups to the costumes, everything is right down to the details.  It is a fun adventure to watch unfold.  I liked it, and I’d like to see more of it.”