LOS ANGELES—Vivid Entertainment’s Steven Hirsch will launch a new monthly show called CEO Roundtable on Vivid Radio, SiriusXM Channel 102 today at 4 p.m. PT, with rebroadcasts throughout the weekend and through Monday, Dec. 30.
“The business of adult entertainment has often been the topic of great interest to the mainstream media and we expect we’ll break a lot of major new stories on this show,” said Hirsch, who founded Vivid in 1984 and now serves as its co-CEO. “It’s great to have a regular, unfiltered national media platform that will enable the industry to speak for itself, talk about the challenges we face and the strategies we are using to present great entertainment to our fans.”
In the premier episode, Hirsch will be joined by John Stagliano, owner of Evil Angel Productions, Kelly Holland, Managing Director of Penthouse Entertainment, Diane Duke, CEO of the Free Speech Coalition, and prominent free speech attorney Paul Cambria.
Hirsch’s program will be a candid, behind-the-scenes exploration of adult industry topics. “It’s not just one company’s opinion,” Hirsch explained. “We’ll present a fascinating cross section of differing points of view from panels that often will include competitors, to give in-depth, unrehearsed insight about our industry.”
Topics to be discussed will include studios leaving L.A. County if the mandatory condom ruling is upheld; whether adult movies will be hotter if they are made outside of L.A. County and whether the industry can change and adapt rapidly enough to stay relevant.