Y’all, there is no good place to begin with discussing world events, local events and what the fuck we are even supposed to be doing right now, like, today. As such, here is some news about industry happenings — or, non-happenings.
On Friday, YNOT published a roundup of industry events that had been postponed or canceled as of the 13th. Here is the list, though certainly there are more that have been announced — and likely more that are coming.
Please let us know in the comments if there is something else you know of that’s been impacted, and we can add it in.
Update: March 16, 5:30 pm CST
Paper Street Media suspends production. Paper Street Media, the parent company of Team Skeet Network and MYLF Network (among other brands), announced Monday 3/16 that it has “halted production for all studios in response to the Coronavirus pandemic,” adding that “as a means to stop the spread of Covid-19, precautions have been set in place to encourage social distancing and self-quarantine, making the safety and health of employees, performers and the nation at large as a top priority.”
Gamma Films announces temporary suspension of production. In a statement issued Monday March 16, Gamma Films announced the company “will adhere to the FSC’s call for a voluntary production shutdown by temporarily suspending its productions, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.” This includes Adult Time and its studios Girlsway, Pure Taboo, Fantasy Massage, Burning Angel, Devils Film, and 21 Sextury.
Update: March 16, approx. 7 am CST
The FSC is calling for a voluntary shutdown of all adult entertainment productions in the United States and Canada through Tuesday, March 31. Read more on YNOT here.
FanCentro announces cancellation of events until future notice. FanCentro announced Friday morning that they “will not be participating in or holding any events until further notice in order to protect the health and well-being of its influencers, staff, and the adult industry as a whole.”
Kick Ass Pictures Halts Production. Kick Ass Pictures announced Friday morning that it will “halt worldwide production as a precaution to the spread of the COVID-19. As the virus continues to spread Kick Ass Pictures has decided to stop all production worldwide to ensure our performers are safe.”
Events and classes at Good Vibrations canceled/postponed through April. This is per an email from Carol Queen, who also announced that “Writers with Drinks” at the Make-Out Room, previously scheduled for March 14, has been cancelled.
Exxxotica, Chicago postponed. In a statement issued Thursday, Three Expo Events and Exxxotica announced that Exxxotica Chicago, originally scheduled for April 17-19, has been postponed to July 31-August 2.
Transgender Erotica Awards postponed until further notice. In a statement issued Thursday, the TEAs said “With regret, we have to postpone this weekend’s planned TEA events at the Bardot and Avalon. We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 situation for the last few weeks and had planned to proceed as usual but late last night we saw a statement from Governor Newsom highly recommending canceling events of more than 250 people.”
LAL Expo Las Vegas postponed. LAL Expo organizers have decided to postpone the first US edition of the trade show due to COVID-19 concerns. The show, originally scheduled to happen in Las Vegas, NV from April 9 – 11, has been rescheduled for October. The new show dates are October 4 – 6, 2020.
Girlfriends Films announces production hold. All-girl adult film studio Girlfriends Films has announced a temporary moratorium on filming. The announcement comes following a declaration of global pandemic due to the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.
ETO Show postponed until September. The 2020 ETO Show which was due to take place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England this weekend has been postponed until September 13-14.
Amberly Rothfield moves master class online. Rothfield has announced that her upcoming Master Class, originally to take place in Austin, TX, will instead be virtual, held online on Discord, Saturday, March 21 at 1pm PST/4pm EST.
AW Summit, Romania postponed. “AWSummit has been monitoring the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation closely, ensuring the safety of all exhibitors and visitors to our event is our top priority,” event organizers said in a statement posted to the event’s website. “After careful consideration, AWSummit has made the difficult decision to postpone the event to the end of August 2020.”
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