Wasteland's Rowntree to Receive FSC Leadership Award

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) announced today that Wasteland CEO Colin Rowntree will receive the FSC Leadership Award, to be presented at the XBIZ Awards on Feb. 9 at the Hollywood Palladium.

“Colin volunteered his time and efforts to oppose the proposed .XXX sponsored top level domains — an issue that FSC has been dealing with for nearly ten years,” FSC Executive Director Diane Duke.

She added, “By dedicating himself to spreading the message on .XXX opposition, Colin not only went above and beyond to support FSC, but also to reach out to his colleagues and peers in the industry. Colin’s work exemplifies the kind of community-building that the adult industry needs in order to face the issues that challenge us today."

Rowntree produced and directed “.XXX — The Movie,” a public service announcement on behalf of .XXX opposition and featuring industry leaders including John Stagliano (Evil Angel CEO), Ron Cadwell (CCBill CEO), Peter Acworth (Kink CEO) and Mitch Farber (Netbilling CEO) among others.

The video’s script was written by FSC board member Theresa “Darklady” Reed and can be seen here.