Porn Industry Leaves Califonia, Heads to Vegas

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January 18, 2014 1:06pm PST

According to a report from The Daily Mail, porn production studios have had enough with LA. Permits have dropped more than 95% since a controversial law took effect in LA that requires performers to use condoms while filming their scenes.

The regulations were proposed because performers began contracting HIV and the industry came to a screeching hault on multiple occasions.

But now an industry that is scrambling to stay profitable in an era of free videos on the internet and overflowing user-submitted amateur videos, can’t afford LA anymore. Most industry players complain that costs are too high.

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Hotels, warehouses, property and other filming locations are too pricey and even the permit is too expensive. The industry is also confident that it can self-regulate and keep it’s performers safe without burdensome restrictions being placed on them from local government.

Many big name producers have already moved to Vegas.

In Clark County, there is no law requiring that performers undergo health checks or wear condoms. In addition, the fees to apply for a permit are much smaller.

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One producer, Lee Roy Myers said, “Las Vegas is a fresh town, and it’s where people need the business.” Sin city is already the nation’s most risque town so Myers concludes, “They’re used to it here because they already kind of have it. Figuring out how to make these things more cheaply won’t include shooting in Los Angeles.”

The owner of a major adult film talent agency has already estimated that 20 percent of the porn industry has moved to Vegas already to start setting up shop.

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