In this week’s episode we are extremely happy to have one of the industry’s long term veterans who is not only a remarkable industry professional but also just a really cool guy to sit down with and have an awesome conversation. We went over his history of how he got into the business, his various legal proceedings including his contribution to the recent case made against John Stagliano, and a whole lot more! Tune in to this episode to hear the perspective of someone that’s been boots-on-the-ground in the adult industry for longer than just about anyone!
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A 32 year veteran of the adult business, Christian Mann has worked in various capacities including magazine publication, mail-order, production, sales and marketing. As owner of Video Team, he pioneered niche marketing with the popular all-girl series “No Man’s Land” and the urban series “My Baby Got Back.”
Christian is no stranger to the legal challenges of earning a livelihood marketing adult products for adult consumers. He was Federally indicted in 1989, withstood an obscenity trial in Texas in defense of the 1st Amendment, and was eventually acquitted of all charges. 20 years later, as Evil Angel’s General Manager, Christian assisted the legal team in John Stagliano’s succesful obscenity defense in Washington D.C.in the summer of 2010.
Today, Christian focuses his attention on Evil Angel’s marketing and brand position with an emphasis on both subscriber and advertiser funded new media.
Christian Mann is the current Vice-President of The Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors, serving as he did once before in the mid 1990’s. He’s the recipient of AVN’s “1st Amendment Defense Award” in 1991 and the Free Speech Coalition “Good Guy Award” in 2000. In 2010 he was inducted in the “AVN Hall of Fame – Founder’s Branch”.
When he’s not ADD hyper-focusing on business, Christian Mann can be found playing tennis, assisting families and addicts in recovery or hanging out with his three adult sons.