By providing professional sets, technical support and coaching to a legion of up-and-coming “web camming” or “camming” models, the bespectacled entrepreneur hopes to profit from the new face of adult entertainment -- or what industry experts call Porn 2.0.
Earlier this month, Frunzetti opened a 14-room studio in a strip mall along Vine Street, just opposite the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pickford Center.
A.’s flagging porn industry with a mix of corporate polish and live-stream naughtiness.
As health legislation, technology and commercial trends continue to drive traditional porn production from Los Angeles, Mugur Frunzetti hopes to make Hollywood the latest outpost in a growing video sex chat empire.
But that model began to crumble as websites like You Porn and Pornhub gained popularity.
Instead of depending on subscriptions or sales, those “tube” sites generally make money from advertising and let viewers watch porn for free.
Within three years the annual number of permitted porn shoots dropped from 480 to 26, according to Film LA, a nonprofit organization that oversees permitting throughout L. Some of these performers say it’s a welcome change.
Tori Black used to work six days a week shooting sex scenes for films like “Penthouse Vacation” but now makes the same amount of money camming and dancing two or three times a week.“It’s so much easier on my body,” said Black, who films out of her home and uses Cam to stream her shows.