Founded by Steven Hirsch and David James, private company Vivid Entertainment LLC is one of the largest producers of adult videos, DVDs, and online adult entertainment in the world. Vivid Entertainment LLC is based in West Los Angeles. Vivid Entertainment LLC gained notoriety through its exclusive contract with adult film celebrity Jenna Jameson, as well as its release of the private sex tape of actress Pamela Anderson and musician Tommy Lee. Vivid Entertainment LLC is co-owned by founders Steven Hirsch and David James, as well as by William Asher, who became a co-owner when Vivid Entertainment acquired his adult film company (see PrivCo M&A Table for details on the acquisition). Asher's company was later sold along with Vivid Entertainment LLC's cable TV adult video-on-demand businesses to Playboy Enterprises.
Overview & Corporate Organization
PrivCo Industries (Sector > Industry > Sub-Industry)
|Hospitality & Leisure > General Entertainment > Adult Entertainment|
|Media > Visual Media > Film Production & Distribution|
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|*||Vivid Entertainment LLC fiscal year end: 12/31|
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Mergers & Acquisitions
|Details||Jan. 2001||Completed||Califa Entertainment||Vivid Entertainment LLC||Acquisition||Unspecified|
|Details||Jun. 2001||Completed||Califa Entertainment Group|
Vivid Video On Demand Division1
|Playboy Enterprises, Inc.||Acquisition||$70,100,000|
|1||Plus $12,000,000 in contingency payments if certain financial targets are met. Assets included the Spice adult TV networks. - Details →|
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Detailed Business Description: Vivid Entertainment LLC
Vivid Entertainment LLC is one of the largest producers of adult videos, DVDs, and online adult entertainment in the world. In addition to its films Vivid has a licensing program that extends to sex toys, condoms, skateboards, snowboards and apparel. The company specializes in high-production-value movies, shot in exotic locations with professional lighting and quality cinematography. Some Vivid’s most renowned performers include Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick and Savanna Samson.
Vivid's revenue is derived from the wide array videos it produces, which totals approximately 60 titles every year. The company produces and distributes one third of all titles sold in U.S adult DVD stores. In addition to the new titles produced, Vivid repackages original materials in compilations thereby increasing revenues at relatively low costs. Vivid sells its videos in video stores, hotel rooms, on cable systems as well as on the internet. Vivid’s 1,500 films can be… Continue Reading →