March 19, 2009 03:04pm
FSC Announces New Board Member
Source: Free Speech Coalition (FSC)
by: Company Press Release
(CANOGA PARK) -- Free Speech Coalition is proud to announce a new member of its Board of Directors. Rob Novinger, co-founder and partner at adult multimedia company Channel 1 Releasing, has been appointed to the board.
''The FSC provides an important bridge between the adult industry and the different legislative offices. The FSC also, in many ways, legitimizes the adult industry in the eyes of the outside world by demonstrating the industry's desire to conduct business ethically yet profitably,'' Novinger said in an earlier interview. ''Members of the FSC become part of a larger whole that is able to unite against oppressive legislation and to charter territory that a single adult business owner could not charter alone.''
Through his work at Channel 1 Releasing, one of the largest gay production companies in the industry, Novinger has broad experience in many areas of the industry including DVD distribution, mail order distribution, video production, VOD, live internet shows, pay sites, novelties, web traffic and, most recently, the addition of a company adult retail store. He also has been invited to speak at many educational seminars and on industry panels for trade shows.
Novinger said that he feels that he understands the importance of the adult industry representing a united front against legislative and legal issues, as well as other challenges in the new media environment.
''The biggest challenge facing our industry today is the need for innovation and change. The economic crisis, piracy, a shift in consumer spending, etc. have all caused the industry to suffer both financially and have lead to many unethical business practices that, in my opinion, will lead to harsher legislation,'' Novinger said. ''We, as an industry, need to come up with fresh, new ways to market and sell our products rather than try to overly exploit what we are accustomed to.
''I am ecstatic that Diane Duke and the FSC are spearheading a combat on Piracy and I am incredibly excited to be a part of the battle,'' he added. ''I think it plays a huge roll in how well the adult industry does over the next few years. I am also looking forward to being immersed in the many First Amendment battles that have continued to be a thorn in the side of the adult industry for years.''
The FSC is proud to welcome Novinger to the board, and his appointment is effective immediately. He takes the seat recently vacated by producer/distributor Steven Touschin.
''With Rob's diverse background and level-headedness, he will be an asset to the board of directors and bring a wealth of experience, as well as a fresh outlook, to the future of FSC,'' Executive Director Diane Duke said.
The Free Speech Coalition is the national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry. Its mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and well-being of the adult entertainment community.