As the founder and CEO of Wasteland.com, Colin Rowntree is a true pioneer of the online adult entertainment industry. Colin’s stature within the adult industry is reflected by the many honors and recognitions he has received over the years from adult industry media outlets and trade organizations, including his 2011 induction to the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame. Colin was also the recipient of the 2018 XBIZ “Legacy” award, the 2015 XBIZ Progressive Leadership Award, the 2011 Leadership Award from the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and winner of multiple awards from other adult media outlets. Colin was also awarded the 2015 Progressive Leadership of the Year XBIZ Executive Award.
As a BDSM film director/producer, Colin has directed over 600 Wasteland films which focus on authentic BDSM play featuring lifestyle BDSM kinksters.
Colin is a frequent contributor to industry trade publications and websites, including Adult Video News and other media outlets. He has been interviewed by and featured on Forbes.com, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, International Business Times, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, BBC Television, the Fox Network, HBO, ABC Nightline, NewsCorp, Salon.com, Cosmopolitan.com, LA Weekly, Edgy.buzz, Bizzare Magazine, The Rubin Report, MTV.com, Gizmodo.com, AskMen.com, TheBlot.com, Mens Health Magazine, Time Magazine, Wired Magazine, Cnet.com and Bnet.com.