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Ultimately, the production company, New Sensations, will agree to delay the shoot for Akira, 27, who will do her own makeup and be paid about $2,000 for the scene.
"That's the whole reason for us being here," says Spiegler, whose boutique firm, Spiegler Girls, represents a small group of elite women and is known as one of the adult industry's top agencies.
They also take commissions of more than 20 percent, which is the maximum allowed by California's Labor Commissioner.
But there is an actual skill and finesse to the real porn agents, even if negotiating deals is relatively straightforward.
Yes, Spiegler, 54, represents porn stars -- and he's one of the biggest agents in Los Angeles' $1 billion adult entertainment industry.
As the Ari Emanuel or Kevin Huvane of hardcore, he handles such top performers as Skin Diamond, Chanel Preston and Asa Akira, the client for whom Spiegler is arguing.
"We are the buffer -- so the girl doesn't look bad.
We take the heat." Just like the Tom Ford-clad armies that handle the affairs of the Brad Pitts and Charlize Therons on the other side of the hill, the Valley-epicentered adult industry is led by a cadre of talent agencies that cut deals and jockey to represent the stars of tomorrow.
Says Spiegler Girls client Kristina Rose, a 28-year-old San Diego native: "I went with Mark, I told him what I wanted to do, and he helped me make that shit happen.