THINGS LOOKING UP AT METRO!!!

Yaaaaaaaa, as if!!!!!!

Great things, great new ideas and new ways of doing business.

For a director to shoot a movie now…. here are the steps.

1) Submit your idea 60 days in advance
2) Talent list 60 days in advance (hey that’s intelligent)
3) Submit your GROCERY LIST 60 days in advance!!

And the new ‘Head of Production’ is back in Rhode Island learning the ropes while Jiffy Lube Rick remains out here heading the ship and walking on water. You see folks, THAT is how you succeed at Metro. If you’re an industry verteran with great ideas and lots of experience (Alves, Wilson, O’Connor, Bloom) then you’re a dead duck. But if you come to Metro straight from Wal-Mart, Jiffy Lube or Panda Express – then my friend, you’re gonna go places!

MIKE BARBELLA QUITS VERTIGO (update)

The General Manager of Vertigo quit today because he was simply pissed off at having his checks bounce and bounce and bounce.

Mike Barbella quit today as GM for Vertigo out of frustration and a lack of trust.

Seems Barbella’s last three paychecks checks bounced.

Barbella was also frustrated at being pushed out of deals he brought into the company.

Anyone looking for an experienced Salesman or General Manager, contact kike at pornomike13@yahoo.com.

Somethinjg shady’s going on over at Caballero with Tomer!!! Vertigo bounces checks on over 4 titles and now they close it down and come back with Zero Degree, a complete insult to Greg Alves and Joseph Wilson. Alves and Wilson have formed 2 of the top companies in the business and now these zipperheads at Caballero who can’t pay their bills or come with anything creative or original of their own… so just try and rip off Zero Tolerance and 3rd Degree and see if they can get some play from that.

WHY ARE THE DIRECTORS LEAVING RED LIGHT/PLATINUM?

Why are all the big name directors leaving Red Light District? They’re not, they’re being asked to leave.

Eric Everhard, Vince Voyeur, Sean Michaels, Mike John, Manuel Ferrara, all gone from the company.

Red Light is a branded name, the NAME sells itself. Why?

Red Light made its’ name because of one word, PARIS. Because of that one title and Red Light District’s association with the title, the studio is now right up there with Vivid as far as name brand, even ahead of Digital Playground.

When Dion first started the company, he and Vince Voyeur put a philosophy into place. Let the directors fund and own their movies and the company will handle all post production and distribution and then take a % of the revenues. This was extremely effective because it locked in solid directors to exclusive deals and it kept costs down for the company. It was the ‘Directors’ that carried the ‘Studio’.

Once One Night In Paris was released, the roles were reversed and the ‘Studio’ began to carry the ‘Directors’. Red Light moved approximately 800,000 units of One Night, and with that the Red Light name was branded! This translated into higher automatics on new releases. People who took 10 were not taking 50. People who took nothing were now taking 25.

All the Directors were making tons of cash, because 1) their product is outstanding, and 2) because of David Joseph having the balls to release the Paris video.

Now that Red Light is a branded name and that the name itself carries the weight, why do all that work for 30%? The answer was to simply release the directors from their contracts and start shooting titles that the Studio OWNED 100%. Now Red Light keeps 100% of the title and simply pays the normal budgets for shooting a gonzo.

Everyone made money off of Red Light, and everyone involved in the company has moved on to greener pastures because of their affiliation with Red Light. It’s a smart move on behalf of David Joseph, owning 100% instead of 30%.

PHOTOGRAPHER AVAILABLE FOR WORK

One of the best photographers in the business is available for work.

TODD TODD, the exclusive photographer for Jill Kelly Productions and Defiance Films is now available to work with other companies.

“I had a great time at Jill Kelly, I’ve shot for Metro, Cal Vista and Vertigo to name a few. And I now work with Defiance Films and Torrid Entertainment, plus I shoot the exclusive content for Taylor Rain’s official website but I’d like to add more to my plate. I hate down time, I love to work and I want to do more things.”

Todd is regarded as one of the top photographers in the business and has references up the kazoo, plus he’s expanded his repertoire to Directing (he’s directed titles for Vertigo). 

Todd is now available for production stills work, box cover shoots, day rate photography, glamour shots, website photography, magazine and print photography and directing.

To book Todd, email him directly at toddtoddphoto@hotmail.com or at 310-780-4457.

THE JOKE OF THE DAY

Three Arkansas surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had performed.

One of them said, "I’m the best surgeon in Arkansas. In my favorite case, a concert pianist lost seven fingers in an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he performed a private concert for the Queen of England.

The second surgeon said. "That’s nothing. A young man lost an arm and both legs in an accident, I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold medal in track and field events in the Olympics."

The third surgeon said, "You guys are amateurs. Several years ago a woman was high on cocaine and marijuana and she rode a horse head-on into a train traveling 80 miles an hour. All I had left to work with was the woman’s blonde hair and the horse’s ass. I was able to put them together and now she’s a Senator from New York.

ON MY PLATE TODAY

What to do, what to do!!!

Today Missy Monroe is stopping by to talk about her dance gigs, her new hair do, the art of squirting, her hatred of Flower Tucci and her movie Big Tit Whores. Taylor Rain’s doing the interview.

Going to get an update from Roxy Jezel about her life, her plans and her upcoming website.

Looks as if Tyler Durden (aka Tyler Wood) is about to take the plunge into directing!

Gene Ross and Luke from Luke Is Back are sooo under rated! AVN has a staff of 20, yet the one man teams of Ross and Ford have more updates daily and the updates are better quality.

TORY LANE THE DIRECTOR

Had a quick chat with Tory Lane (what is it with the LANE’s on one day).

She had her cute little puppy with her and her new Mac Notebook! The girl was all business.

Tory has a lot going on… she’s shooting a LOT, and she’s about to embark on a feature dance tour! After that she comes back to LA and prepares to DIRECT her first 2 gonzo titles. YUP, psycho Tory Lane is going to take her sexual energy and put to work behind the camera directing. Tory has a 2 picture deal to shoot 2 movies.

Check back to Lukeford for an interview about both titles and details of Tory’s dance schedule.

VANESSA LANE UPDATE

Ran into Vanessa Lane, she’s here for a short time from Vegas.

Vanessa looks incredible!! She’ll be shooting for a few days while she’s here and then a quick trip to New York, back to LA for a few more days and then back to Vegas!

The girl is HOT, check out the trailer from Aurora Snow’s Dirty Dykes!!

Anyone wanting to book Vanessa or see her, email us and we’ll put you in touch. webmaster@lukeford.com