Patrick Collins (director)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Patrick Collins
Other namesRoscoe Bowltree
 
  (Redirected from Patrick Collins (film))
Jump to: navigation, search
Patrick Collins
Other namesRoscoe Bowltree

Patrick Collins is an American pornographic film producer and director. He is the owner of Elegant Angel Productions and a member of the AVN Hall of Fame[1] and the XRCO Hall of Fame.[2]

Adult film career[edit source | edit]

Patrick Collins worked in sales before entering the adult film industry, earning the infamous nickname the collinator, a man with genitals that have greater dimensions in width than in length. He joined Evil Angel Productions in 1989 as a sales manager at the request of owner John Stagliano. Collins began acting under the stage name Roscoe Bowltree.

Collins and Stagliano formed Elegant Angel Productions in 1990 as a subsidiary of Evil Angel. Collins started directing films in 1992. His first films were Buttwoman Does Budapest and Tianna's Hungarian Connection.

Collins established Elegant Angel as a separate company in 1996.

Collins was inducted into the XRCO XRCO Hall of Fame in 2000[2] and was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame in 2002.[3] In 2003, Arena magazine listed him at fourteenth on the "50 Most Powerful People in Porn" list.[4]

Copyright infringement litigation[edit source | edit]

Between September 2010 and September 2012, Patrick Collins Inc. filed approximately two hundred lawsuits in federal district courts throughout the United States. [5] Most of these suits alleged that unnamed defendants, denominated "John Does", illegally downloaded movies to which Patrick Collins Inc. held the copyright via BitTorrent.[6] The complaints identify the "John Does" by IP address.[7] Patrick Collins Inc. has sought judicial enforcement of subpoenas compelling internet service providers, such as Comcast and Verizon, to disclose the names of the subscribers associated with those IP addresses.[8]

In denying relief to Patrick Collins Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York noted:

“This course of conduct indicates that the plaintiffs have used the offices of the Court as an inexpensive means to gain the Doe defendants’ personal information and coerce payment from them. The plaintiffs seemingly have no interest in actually litigating the cases, but rather simply have used the Court and its subpoena powers to obtain sufficient information to shake down the John Does.” In Re BitTorrent Copyright Infringement Cases (Docket No. 2:11-CV-03995)(E.D.N.Y.)(GRB)(May 1, 2012), quoting Raw Films Ltd. v. Does 1-32, 2011 WL 6182025 at *2 (E.D.Va. Oct. 5, 2011). [9]

Personal life[edit source | edit]

Patrick Collins was married to pornographic actress Tianna.[10] They divorced in 1995.[citation needed]

Awards[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "AVN Hall of Fame". AVN Awards. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "XRCO Hall of Fame". XRCO.com. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  3. ^ "This Year's Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on 2001-12-08. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  4. ^ "The Porn Power 50," Arena Magazine, October 2003.
  5. ^ "Justia". Retrieved 2012-9-20. 
  6. ^ "BitTorrent motion alleges legal business model targeting porn downloaders". Retrieved 2012-9-20. 
  7. ^ "Porn movie company trolls for copyright lawsuits in Flint, other Michigan federal courts, attorney says". Retrieved 2012-9-20. 
  8. ^ "Comcast, Verizon Ordered To ID Subscribers to Pornographers". Retrieved 2012-9-20. 
  9. ^ "AVN.COM BUSINESS PROFILE - Elegant Angel: From Good To Not To Better". Adult Video News. 2004-11-01. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "AVN Awards Past Winners". AVN Awards. pp. (see 1994, 2001, 2002, 2005). Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  11. ^ Sodomania 5: Euro/American Style at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-11-14.
  12. ^ "Bottom Dweller". Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  13. ^ "Buttwoman vs. Buttwoman". Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  14. ^ Buttwoman Iz Bella at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-11-14
  15. ^ "Squirtwoman 2". Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 

External links[edit source | edit]