The Spanking Awards is an Annual event normally held throughout December... as some of you might know, my blog was seriously hacked by some malevolent prick and I lost 6 months of data including the build up to the awards.
However, I don't let these w*nkers get me down so the awards have been going ahead and the voting has been bigger than ever.
Check out the blog page and you will clearly see where the main categories are kept in one place at the top of the blog.
In case links do not work here, copy and paste the text below for the url of the page directly.
The categories are varied and are listed below:
Best Facial Expression in a Spanking
Best Spanker/Top Newcomer
Best New Female Spanker/Top
Best Female Spanker/Top
Best Male Spanker/Top
Awards to be voted on at the time of writing (below)
Most Improved Spanking Site 2016
Best Spanking Site 2016
Producer's Film Choice Award 2016
You know who you are.
This practice harms all producers who spend a lot of time and money trying to put together content.
Without paid subscriptions this won't continue, it's a fact of life online.
Then you will just get the smaller things that people post.
We are already moving to custom shoots, many of which are AWESOME but you'll never see them - ever!
Why? becasue the client paid us to do them privately, some you see on membership sites to keep their costs down... but that is only half of what we do for customs.
Is this what you want for your future?
The custom videos you see are only available if the client allows it - the client is king and lets us know if it can be shown at a later date or not, depending on how much they pay.
These people are the best... you requesting freetards, trying to leach movies off us for free - constantly, are the lowest, our membership sites are not a rip off.
Can you not even find 25 dollars or so to access over 300-400 HD quality videos that you can download to keep?
Jesus fucking wept... it makes me so fucking mad with your feeble mentality!
Long live the Custom Video and the awesome private stuff we do for paying clients you'll never see!
The Spanking Awards is an Annual event held throughout December... I forgot to mention here that the nominations process took place throughout November. Apologies for that. Anyway, New categories will be coming out every few days this month and there is usually a 2 week period where that category remains open... so you get to see some results too... the categories are varied and are listed below:Spanking blog – News style
Spanking blog – Creative
Best Spankee Facial Expression
Best Spanking newcomer
*New – Spankee Lifetime Award
*New – Producer Lifetime Award
Most Improved Spanking Site 2015
Best Spanking Site 2015If you want to go to my main blog at spankingblogg.com then you won't miss the voting that is taking place. I am unsure how to add a link here but currently there are voting options for Best Creative... and Best News/Update blogs. More will follow soon!Just check them all out, all have made the nomination process and there are a few new blogs I hadn't heard of that are really cool... so worth checking them all out!Thanks!
We always take feedback seriously and have listened to members requests for various darker storylines as well as a return to more traditional films - well, you should be seeing these appear now here and at Sarah's sites when we film from now on. The latest at the time of writing for AAA is a fantastic workplace discipline film with Adriana Evans & Johnny Lake who spanks and straps her to very real tears: the most she had ever cried when filmed! We felt quite honored that this film was a cathartic release for her.
Another superb new model, Lily Swan, wanted an extreme work out film whilst being severely strapped and caned across her very sore bottom, this is extremely popular with members too!
More traditional films such as "Spanked after school" have proved a massive hit for lovers of real life Mother/daughter style discipline at home (and has also been a BIG hit on various clips stores).
We are happy to see that our results are paying off and will continue to film these. As always, we welcome storylines, feedback and how you might want to see more traditional films portrayed.
We do custom shoots as well - and have become rather good at fulfilling a customer's request privately at a very reasonable price - please email John at eubilling @ gmail.com (his usual work address) or Sarah Gregory at her usual email for further info and mention you saw this mentioned at the Spanking Tube Blog
Sarah's email: sarahgregory02 @ gmail.com
(join the gmail addresses together without the spaces).
John & Sarah
This is a sort of behind the scenes post you might not always hear about. It’s probably the worst side of running various websites – the hiring process and casting for talent in whatever given niche you are looking to produce content for is often straight forward, and in my case 95% of the time it is – once you have a proven track record or established a place or pool where you can contact prospective models from etc… but when that goes wrong, oh boy, it can go wrong badly! For if they don’t turn up, or lie about their talents or change their minds about agreed parameters carefully discussed in advance, what should you do? This has always been the worst part for me and I am going to write about it from a producer’s view as it had happened to me a few times over the years and I am writing about it today as it is affecting someone I know – I am not going to name names (right now) unless they want to be silly and carry on with this precocious bullshit. So where do we begin? I will let you know what it is like when a model doesn’t turn up, when she says she is and you are waiting for her to arrive on the day of your carefully planned shoot. Let’s start there and build up to that, then I will explain to you just what is happening to the producer in question – and the way he is being treated right now! I am sure she feels aggrieved, but, let me be clear, this is sadly just what happens from time to time, which is why you girls charge far more per hour (which I have no problem with, by the way) as the very nature of our business can change from time to time. However, it is about how we deal with what happens overall and accepting that sometimes, just sometimes, circumstances change beyond our control on either side and we deal with the fallout after but we don’t threaten people with lawyers or demand money for cancellations well in advance when things can be rescheduled.
Shoot Check List:
I have to tell you, this bit is what I dislike the most contacting for new models and arranging shoots or new locations. Personally, it’s not my thing. Some may love it… but it is very time consuming, I find. So do I find a new location? Is it kink friendly? I have to investigate it and then I ALWAYS CONSIDER the models and their locations they have to get to. If it is too far for them, in England, if I shoot there, then I would consider putting them up in a hotel the night before. I won’t put them in a shitty place either, or fly them in (as I have done once) on a poor airline… nope, I want the model to go back knowing I had prepared this part of her trip with her in mind. I would hope that the young lady would be rested and ready to go. I like to think once I put my mind to it, that I have never chosen a bad location or had girls complain about my particular shoot that I did in the way that they were treated etc (well, maybe Alex Reynolds will jokingly complain about how cold a studio was that we filmed in but we were all freezing that day in a really cold spell which was around Springtime 2 years ago, lol!!!)
I also remember bringing over Leandra from Holland a little later that year and I chose a good airline which she loved and a nice hotel within easy distance of the shoot location that I had picked her up and took her back to after… and even paid her in Euros at the interbank rate rather than have her get fleeced at a retail bank or “Bureau de Change” (I used to work in that line of business in the past and knew it well as I advised her so I saved her up to a further 10% of her fee!) Generally, I like to think of myself as a pretty decent enough guy to work for. The other thing producers usually have a lot to do is the pre comms emails & such, discussing wardrobe requirements & the type of films we do or might cover: I make sure the girls check out the website or give them access to clips so they are fully aware of what we do if they are not familiar with the site. Nowadays that is never usually a problem and less so when I co work with Sarah. So if a producer asks for fully nude or whatever the requirements are, and ask them about their hard limits and what they are prepared to do or not do… this gets worked out in advance so it is clear, it’s pretty standard stuff. So I will know that one girl can be caned or another will do masturbation or be gagged or whatever it is I or a producer would require etc etc – it’s how it works. Of course rates also are discussed early on, I get that out of the way and move on once we establish what will be done. On the model prep side that is pretty much it.
Depending on who it is, I would also usually want to talk to them on the phone as well, that way we would discuss any other issues that might arise. After that we then have to ensure we have our paperwork ready, equipment (cams batteries, lights and implements) our own wardrobe, any other issues like a car able to travel to a destination (I am rather selfless in that I will travel much further afield to accommodate the girls… they may not know that, but it is what I do if I am in the UK since I tend to be at the ass end of the country anyway where no one will come to! Then it checking with studios/hotels etc to confirm and reconfirm. Once this is all done I feel then I could relax. It’s not such a chore but there is a lot of time consuming work as you can see.
I love making good films that I like customs for others and paying girls for a fantastic shoot, and usually that is the case – I have had times where I felt in the past that I was cheated when the girl had claimed she could do something when in fact she was totally unsuitable for our day and that made me uncomfortable. Depending on what has already been invested, nowadays, I would probably stop the shoot as I have lots of content, but a few years ago I would compromise and we would get through but at what cost? I would be far from happy with what I had done. To be honest, that hasn’t happened too much recently but just highlighting what can sometimes happen… and it usually compromises the intensity of a spanking film which might change which is totally understandable. One day we feel fine the next our tolerances for a particular pain threshold will fluctuate. I understand that but don’t let that understanding mean that I can be duped into spanking lightly when I had requested we were employing someone for a hard shoot etc… especially if the rate was higher! It’s little things like that, but I am showing you WORST case scenarios! This is RARE! Very rare!
I like to think I can usually sense if something like this is happening and have range and know when someone has reached their limits. I’m not a bastard, I won’t push them fully and make them call “Red” or “Cut” or whatever safeword was negotiated… I’d stop and we’d discuss how they were feeling. Guess who I misread 2 years ago… Alex again (LOL!)
I can use Alex in reference as I know her and consider her a good friend in the scene and she is the partner to a very decent guy and friend of mine, so I want to share this anecdote with you. On this particular day, it was the 2nd of a 2 day shoot between myself and Northern Spanking – the studio had heat but the gas burners needed to be switched off during filming and within 10 minutes the set had got cold quickly. Now compound this with being spanked hard by both Paul and I – Alex was the only spankee on set & she had just arrived prior to this from filming a hard 2 day shoot in Holland. AND… to further emphasize how I underestimated her tolerance at that time… she had flown in from America literally just before that so was just about recovering from jet lag too! I am useless when I fly east… with hindsight, I should have known. She flew into the UK and then out almost straight away to Europe and back. Originally, Paul and I had booked her at the start of her UK tour, but neither of us knew that she had managed to squeeze in 2 days into another country. I don’t blame Alex… I might be a bit pissy with the producer that snuck her in just before us, we are all spanking companies, we know girls take time to recover, yes… even legendary Alex (Spankee of 2014 no less, I should add!) – and we had deliberately chosen the date carefully to allow her to get over the dreaded jetlag and start her tour of the UK as she had work with other producers too at a later date. Still, shit happens – I made her cry and felt shit at the time as we had discussed a judicial caning scene and I wanted to save it for the end of the shoot. I had a wardrobe and the studio had a specific set (it was my sole reason for choosing it to be honest, and having a cool school room set) – I of course then realized and dropped the plot immediately and was prepared to finish there and then but Paul did a rather cool and loving film with her and of course this worked out more than fine… in fact I could see something develop between them in this film almost like when I filmed with Sarah at the Shadowlane Party later that year… bizarre!
OK, that is my experience – now imagine when a girl just doesn’t bother to turn up or gives one excuse hours before she is due to appear after I have gone through all the above checks to ensure she is Ok etc. Look at the preparation, the logistics, the planning, hiring other people to film as cam guys etc… all this down the toilet cos they could not be bothered to turn up. I bite my lip, I vow that I will never give them a second chance and move on. Girls who do that to me – after all the detail of preparing that I go through, I won’t hire them unless they call me and explain as things, of course, can go wrong and to be honest, we all know when people are lying. I am sharing this with you as it is RARE but I want to put things into perspective when I tell you about part 2 and a model going crazy at a producer for cancelling (and his reasons & her reaction to it).