The other day I was reading a tweet by an affiliate having a laugh at the person put in charge of the Digital Playground affiliate program. Some of the tweets were things like … guess we know one thing Manwin isn’t spending their money on and that’s training their new employees. But apparently another thing Manwin doesn’t spend their money on is paying the production crew for their movies.
So beware before you accept work from Digital Playground … GET CASH UP FRONT!
Some Things Never Change, Scott Justice Running Things At Digital Playground [source]
This is from a reader with some background tossed in by me.
It seems that Manwin’s first major DP feature, a “parody” on Act of Valor, has ended up with a lot of the crew (not sure about talent) not being paid what they were owed. They are in the third-fourth week of payments being delinquent for locations and crew and the production wasn’t on a “payroll company” system like Wicked usually is.
The feature was directed by Robbie D, in conjunction with Mark Kramer “putting the production together.” Word is also that Scott Justice (formerly Sin City) is “running things” at DP now.
Imagine that….Scott was the guy that bailed Jules Jordan for Manwin and took Half of the company with him. But Scott has a long history in porn. When he left Sin City as General Manager he too to contacting girls on onemodelplace representing himself as the “Owner of High Society Magazine” and trying to set up “auditions” with them. See this post Scott is a long time scumbag in the adult industry, figures he would end up with Manwin…birds of a feather and all.
Another Reader wrote of Justice when he joined Jules Jordan, yet another scumbag:
Doesn’t anyone else find it amusing that Jules Jordan hired Scott Justice to run his company? Jules has a reputation of having his eye on every nickel that flows in and out of his office, and agonizing over every detail. Scott’s reputation is that of the person who plundered hundreds of thousands of dollars out of Sin City. Everyone knew he skimmed every budget before it made it to the director’s hand. How long til Jules catches Scott with his hand in the cookie jar?
And as a side note — rumor is that the feature ran $50k over the $300k allotted budget. What the fuck is it with budgets running over by tens of thousands of dollars recently, yet no one appears to be getting paid? I thought that shit had stopped when Bryn Prior left the industry.
As for APHSS….I wrote the entire APISS thing off as another FSC shakedown attempt (similar to the 2257 “protection money racket” of 2007/08)
So, anyone been able to link Fabian to collusion with Weinstein at AHF yet? Is it purely a coincidence that Derrick Burts became an AHF poster boy, after he allegedly contracted HIV during a shoot with a “condom only” Manwin owned gay production arm in Florida, and now Fabian is all up into the business of talent testing?
More on Fabian and Talent Testing coming later.