Devil’s Film Executives Honored with Hall of Fame Inductions

By on January 28, 2016

CHATSWORTH, CA, 2016—Steve Volponi and Eric Gutterman were inducted into AVN’s Executive Branch of the Hall of Fame Tuesday night during a celebratory cocktail party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The celebration honored a hand-selected group of individuals who have made their mark on the adult industry by working behind the scenes and excelling in sales, marketing, or education.

Volponi and Gutterman are long-time industry veterans and key executives at Devil’s Film, with over 55 years of combined service between the dynamic duo. Joining AVN’s Hall of Fame alongside Devil’s owner and CEO Nick Orlandino cements the company’s senior management as one of the most celebrated studios in the adult film industry.

“I’m so proud of what Eric and Steve have accomplished, it couldn’t have happened to two more deserving guys,” said Orlandino. “Both guys have worked just about every job you could imagine in the DVD business over the years, and both guys are critical to Devil’s future success.”

Born in New York, Eric Gutterman moved to Porn Valley with his family at the tender age of six, so it wasn’t until 1982 that he entered the adult industry, running a one-stop called California Video Distributors for Caballero owner Noel Bloom. He went on to work for VCA Pictures in 1985 and shifted to Leisure Time in 1987, where he stayed for two decades, serving as VP of Sales and Marketing. In 2008, the sales vet signed on as Operations Manager for Devil’s Film before Giant Media Group took over Devil’s in 2013, and new owner Nick Orlandino promoted Gutterman to Vice President of Operations.

Steve Volponi has spent the past decade in the sales trenches at Devil’s Film, where he was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Production after the company was purchased by Giant Media. But Devil’s is far from the only place he’s made his mark in the adult industry—Volponi also worked at Wildlife Productions, where he lead the sales force, and was President of his own production company, Reel Interactive. A Philadelphia-native, the charismatic sales dynamo got his start in the industry at Excitement Video and then Whippet Video. In 1996 he joined Legend Video, where he spent seven years before jumping to Kick Ass Pictures.

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