Episode 121: SideDaddy shuts down, AltPorn Awards nominees, FSC lifts production hold and pays out more Emergency Fund money
Welcome (or welcome back) to the Camland Podcast! This week your hosts are Webcam Startup CEO Aerie Saunders and staff news writer Katy Churchill.
(Camland Podcast) xHamster adds news feed to mobile – Tube site xHamster has brought its popular news feed feature to its mobile site. The new “News” feature allows logged-in users to see new content posted by the models and other accounts that they follow.
(Camland Podcast) Antoni Porowski asked to take over CamSoda Cooks – Cam site CamSoda is trying to breaking into the cooking world. The site, which has reached out to chef and TV personality Antoni Porowski of Queer Eye fame, has announced a new campaign to host cooking lessons aimed at people stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Although CamSoda has released the letter that they sent to Porowski, asking him to teach 3 lessons per week through July 2020 in exchange for up to $200,000 donated to a charity of his choice, it is not clear that Porowski has actually accepted the position.
(Camland Podcast) APAG launches On Set Steward Program amid Twitter controversy – The Adult Performers Actors Guild (APAG) announced their new On Set Steward Program. Unfortunately for APAG, hot on the heels of their announcement of measures intended to keep performers safe, one of their board members took to the @APAGunion Twitter account to imply that performers were to blame for not speaking up on set.
(Camland Podcast) FSC lifts production hold, releases COVID-19 guidelines – The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has announced that it is lifting the voluntary production hold that has been in place since March 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FSC has also released a set of COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for adult film production, designed in consultation with producers, performers, and medical professionals.
(Camland Podcast) ManyVids welcomes CockyBoys – Not only will CockyBoys be making their videos available for purchase through their own profile, they have shot exclusive “behind the scenes” content for Manyvids that fans can’t find anywhere else! Several of their exclusive contract stars have also started their own Manyvids profiles,
(Camland Podcast) FanCentro updates direct messaging feature – FanCentro has updated the direct messaging (DM) interface for models. The new DM interface allows models to send their content (including text, pictures, audio, and videos) to fans. Models can set their own prices, including sending content for free!
(Camland Podcast) Amberly Rothfield to speak at Woodhull Freedom Foundation’s Sexual Freedom Summit – Adult industry marketing expert Amberly Rothfield is set to speak at the Woodhull Freedom Foundation‘s Sexual Freedom Summit on June 19, 2020. The Summit is going virtual this year, streaming live at 5pm Eastern Time.
(Camland Podcast) AVN announces changes to AVN Awards to increase diversity – After a high-profile stumble following the murder of George Floyd, AVN has announced that they will be changing the nomination and judging process for the AVN Awards. Black performers will also have access to a new talent liason person, and AVN has promised to increase the number of black members on both the nominating and judging committees. A black performer will also be chosen to host the 2021 AVN Awards in Las Vegas.
(Camland Podcast) Pineapple Support launches LGBTQ+ support group, webinar – Adult industry mental health organization Pineapple support has announced new resources for LGBTQ+ sex workers.
(Camland Podcast) xHamster fundraiser for trans and sex work charities – Tube site xHamster is hosting a 3 day fundraising event for trans rights and sex work advocacy charities. From Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2020, xHamster is offering 15-30 minute performance slots to activists, artists, sex workers and LGBTQ+ content creators to build their online following, raise awareness, and generate money for organizations that support sex workers.
(Camland Podcast) Flirt4Free adds Money Network payout option for US models – Flirt4Free has added Money Network as a payout option for US-based models. Money Network offers pre-paid cards and an app for individuals who use the service. Flirt4Free models are able to request instant payout via Money Network of up to 50% of their weekly commission.
(Camland Podcast) Clips4Sale offers personalized consultations for sellers – Neil from Clips4Sale is offering personalized 1-on-1 video calls to help performers and studios get ahead.
(Camland Podcast) FSC accepting more applications for Emergency Fund payments – Free Speech Coalition opens final round of applications for $300 COVID-19 Emergency Fund grants. Closes 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern on Friday, June 19, 2020.
(Camland Podcast) AltPorn Awards announces 2020 nominees – AltPorn.net has released the full list of nominees for the AltPorn Awards 2020. Although the in-person ceremony and associated events may not go ahead this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting is online and is now open!
(Camland Podcast) SideDaddy shutting down – Clip site SideDaddy has announced that it is shutting down. The site will be taken offline by the end of the week of June 15, 2020.
Site of the Week:
FSC for keeping the community in the loop
Model Tip of the Week:
Make the most of your time during shoots by changing outfits and utilizing the same backdrops, lighting, and makeup, but spreading the posts out over multiple days so it looks like it was taken at different times!