LOS ANGELES—The NY Post reported this morning that Berth Milton, the founder and former CEO of Private Media Group, is planning a tell-all movie on the real story behind the Private saga, but that the movie will also serve as a larger indictment of the adult entertainment industry.
“A lot of people should be very scared about this movie—famous people, wealthy people, politicians,” Milton told the Post. “Even I myself won’t look that good, but I don’t care—it will be the truth.”
According to the article, “The $20 million project, which will seek an ‘R’ rating, will be packaged, financed and marketed by William Morris Endeavor, the Hollywood agency headed by Ari Emanuel.”
If anything, it appears as if the long effort spent fighting to keep his company has energized Milton, who told AVN, "Walking away from Private has been like a long overdue gift. After many years of people pointing the finger at me, it's time the world knows the truth and I'm finally going to set the record straight."
AVN also received the following comment from internationally acclaimed Swedish director Daniel Fridell, who said, "Berth spent years fighting to get his father's love, and built a company that for a while was the world's biggest porn company but never received love or respect from him; quite the opposite. It's a great story for the ages."
The NY Post article also claims that former Private CEO Charles Prast is once again chief executive of the company in the aftermath of the recent approval by Nevada Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez of the results of a contentious vote by Private shareholders in January that unseated the former board, which included Milton, and replaced it with the so-called Consipio slate of nominees.
The company has not yet confirmed the Prast news, but AVN has been told that official clarification regarding the management of Private will be made public tomorrow. If that is so, we will report it.