BREAKING: Multi-award winning adult film director Greg Lansky will be leaving Vixen Media Group. An official announcement about this shocker will be released shortly.
The organization has been in an odd state of suspense for some time, according to insiders at Vixen / Tushy / Blacked and GL Media, who state that Lansky has not been to the office in a couple of months. During this period, industry vet Mike Moz has stepped up as second in command.
The big winner in all this will likely be Motley Models, because of its close ties to Moz.
In December, Vixen Media Group publicist Brian Gross denied rumors that the iconic Lansky was departing.
We will update this story shortly, when the official announcement is released.
Greg Lansky has released the following statement on Twitter. The press release from Vixen Media Group follows:
Vixen Media Group board of directors announce that co-founder, Greg Lansky has sold his full stake in the company to focus on new business ventures.
All VMG co-founders confirm this to be effective immediately and go on to explain that Lansky is looking to build and invest in a new startup company within the cannabis space to be announced soon.
Greg Lansky is quoted as saying: “It has been an incredible journey where together with my business partners, Steve Matthyssen and Mike Miller, we built legacy brands and an incredibly successful company at a time when the industry was at an all-time low. I am so proud of the work we did together. As a team, we revolutionized the adult industry and created new standards of quality that put VMG in a unique position in the market. This is a new year, and with the company’s all-star creative, production and management team, I feel it’s the right time for me to move on and focus on my new business opportunities in the cannabis space.”
Lansky added: “I want to thank the entire team for their dedication to VMG’s commitment to excellence. I also want to personally thank Steve and Mike for their incredible work, support, and determination throughout the years. Steve and Mike are extremely talented and there’s no doubt they will do an outstanding job for the future of this company.”
Founded in May 2014, VMG is the fastest-growing adult empire in history, year over year. The company’s unwavering vision has turned out some of the world’s most iconic adult brands with a massive reach that goes well beyond the adult space.
“Almost 6 years and six brands later, I take immense pride in the accomplishments we have achieved together,” said Mike Miller, co-founder of VMG. “Collaborating on this venture has been a pivotal part of our careers and Greg’s contributions as a founding member of this business will always be remembered.”
Steve Matthyssen – CEO & co-founder: I couldn’t be more grateful for the company we’ve built together and wish Greg nothing but success in his new ventures. Undoubtedly, he will move on to do great things in all of his pursuits. We’ve made serious history in this company and I’d like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for years of collaboration together.”
Matthyssen goes on to say: “I confidently say that Vixen Media Group has never been in a better position. Behind the scenes, there has always been a stellar team with unparalleled dedication and passion. Their drive is something that inspires me on a daily basis which perpetually fuels my motivation to lead our charge. Needless to say, we are looking forward to unlocking some major potential in 2020 and onwards.”