In the wake of last fall's voter-approved ordinance requiring adult film actors to wear condoms on set, the number of applications for film permits in Los Angeles County has plummeted.
Philip Sokoloski with Film L.A. — the nonprofit that coordinates those permits — says applications are in the single digits, compared with dozens a year ago.
“So far for the year we’ve only received two applications for adult film production," Sokoloski said. "[The number is] considerably below what we are used to seeing. Based on an estimate we did last year, we typically see about 40 permit request for adult filming per month or somewhere just shy of 500 per year.”
Members of the adult entertainment industry are concerned the multibillion dollar entertainment business will leave the San Fernando Valley ... and take thousands of jobs with it.
Proponents of the law say protecting workers from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases is more important.