Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Honored with Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award

Movie's message of individual responsibility speaks clearly to Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

Culver City, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2011 - The Ronald Reagan Foundation awarded “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” with its inaugural Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award. Atlas Shrugged Producer Harmon Kaslow accepted the award from Stewart McLaurin, Executive Director of the foundation’s Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, at the opening night gala of the 2011 Santa Catalina Film Festival on Catalina Island, Calif., May 6.

“I’m very grateful to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Santa Catalina Film Festival for honoring our film with this award,” producer John Aglialoro said. “It reinforces my commitment to getting the story and message of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ to the big screen.”

“The film adaptation of the novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ highlights the principles of individual responsibility, optimism, and freedom that shaped Ronald Reagan’s personal, professional and political life,” McLaurin said. “I can think of no current film more deserving of the inaugural award as we mark the 100th anniversary of President Reagan’s birth and reflect on the ideals that not only influenced Ronald Reagan but an entire generation.”

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award was created as part of the celebrations of what would have been Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011. This year’s award marks the 75th anniversary of the start of Reagan’s film and television career, which began on Catalina Island in 1936, when Reagan did a screen test for Warner Brothers while in Southern California to cover Chicago Cubs spring training.

On April 15, 2011, Atlas Shrugged Part 1 was released by Atlas Productions, LLC in the USA and continues to play in more than 200 theaters nationwide.

About Atlas Productions, LLC.
Atlas Productions, LLC. is a motion picture studio founded by John Aglialoro for the purpose of financing and distributing a trilogy of films based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged." For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com.

About The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation created the award to celebrate the Reagan Centennial and recognize a film that gives voice to a philosophy of individual opportunity, optimism, and pride which President Reagan embraced. For more information, visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org/.