COLT Studio Group
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|Founded||New York (1967)|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Products||All-male erotic products|
COLT Studio Group is an American pornography company.
COLT Studio Group is the umbrella company for other brands such as:
- COLT Studio
- Buckshot Productions
- COLT Minute Man Solo Series
- Olympus Studio
- The Legendary Bodies Series
- COLT Gear
- Buckshot Toys
- COLT Leather
- COLT Basics
- COLT Mobile
- COLT Cash
- COLT Publications (magazines, note cards and calendars)
COLT produces and distributes content online through its website and adult video retailers worldwide. The company licenses the COLT and Buckshot trademark for the COLT Gear, Buckshot Toys novelty line as well as COLT Leather apparel, COLT Calendars, COLT and Buckshot Magazines, and soon to be COLT Bars worldwide.
In 2007, COLT Studio Group celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom signed a proclamation declaring February 23, 2007 as "Colt Studio Day" in celebration of this anniversary. This proclamation was controversial, attracting criticism from conservative commentators including Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.
In 2003, COLT Studio changed hands and those of director and producer John Rutherford. After nearly 15 years heading the production, art and online team of the Falcon Family of Companies, Rutherford was charged with continuing the legacy of what Jim French created. He, along with Kristofer Weston, Jerry Douglas and Max Phillips have produced and directed dozens of features so far for the new COLT Studio Group. Along with John and his team, came his life and business partner Tom Settle, as Chief Financial Officer. Tom has been involved with the motion picture industry for nearly 20 years, starting in the mailroom of Creative Artists Agency in Hollywood, and eventually becoming Chief Financial Officer of ESC Entertainment, the digital production arm of the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Studio, before joining COLT Studio Group.
In 2011, COLT’s parent, Prowest Media Corp., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy with assets of $105,000 and liabilities of $2.9 million. Its largest creditor was listed as Jim French Studios at $1.49 million.
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- Pardon, Rhett (20 January 2011)."Bankruptcy Judge Confirms COLT's Chapter 11 Plan". XBiz.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28