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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Atlas Shrugged Part III Goes Into Production


Los Angeles, California - January 23, 2014 - Atlas Distribution Company announced today that “Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?” went into production on Monday, January 20th. The movie’s release is slated for September 2014.


The movie trilogy follows the three-part structure of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” The dystopian story takes place in a not-so-distant future with the nation’s economy approaching collapse. While overreaching government regulations persist in strangling the country’s few remaining entrepreneurs, society’s most productive have mysteriously disappeared.


At the helm of Part 3 will be seasoned award-winning Director Jim Manera who will be accompanied by Cinematographer, Gale Tattersal who previously worked as Director of Photography on Hugh Laurie's House M.D. as well as Tom Hank’s From Earth to the Moon.

“It’s very fulfilling for all us to be finishing the trilogy. Atlas Shrugged has impacted so many lives and we’re extremely proud to be bringing the final installment to the screen. The team we’ve assembled is nothing short of stellar. Part 3 is without question going to be the best of the trilogy.” said Producer John Aglialoro.

Atlas Distribution Company also announced today that the much anticipated role of John Galt will go to Kristoffer Polaha, an accomplished actor who, prior to working on Atlas, was profoundly influenced by Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” Kris has been in a variety of television shows including Ringer (CW), alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Life Unexpected (CW). He will next be seen in a regular role alongside Rainn Wilson in Fox's new show, Backstrom. His feature credits include a supporting role in Devil's Knot, opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.  

The role of Dagny Taggart, heroine COO of Taggart Transcontinental, will be played by Laura Regan who has appeared in the AMC hit Mad Men as well as the movie Unbreakable with Bruce Willis.

Producer Harmon Kaslow said, “We’ve always known that finding the right actor to play John Galt was going to be a huge challenge, but as soon as Kris walked in the room and said ‘Hello’, we knew we found him. Kris is John Galt. We couldn’t be more pleased. Laura and Kris already have great chemistry together. Atlas fans everywhere are going to be blown away.”

Rounding out the cast of “Atlas Shrugged” heroes are acclaimed actors Joaquim de Almedia as Francisco d’Anconia, Eric Allen Kramer as Ragnar Danneskjöld, and Rob Morrow as Hank Rearden, as well as a host of other veteran actors.

The prior two “Atlas Shrugged” movies are currently available on DVD & Blu-ray, iTunes, or streaming on Netflix and Amazon.

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Official Movie Web Site: http://www.WhoIsJohnGalt.com
Official Atlas Shrugged Forum: http://www.GaltsGulchOnline.com

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About Atlas Distribution Company
Atlas Distribution Company was formed by John Aglialoro to distribute the trilogy adaptation of Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged and other motion pictures. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.





Friday, January 10, 2014

Ragnar Danneskjold Returns for Atlas Shrugged 3

(Los Angeles, California) - January 10, 2014 - Atlas Distribution Company, LLC announced today that the character Ragnar Danneskjöld will be in the final installment of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy, “Who is John Galt?” after the long-time fan favorite remained mostly absent from the first two installments of the trilogy.


“There have been so many difficult decisions to make in adapting Atlas Shrugged, but I just couldn’t imagine an Atlas Shrugged Part 3 without Ragnar. Atlas fans are in for more than a few surprises this time around.” said Director, Jim Manera.


The movie trilogy follows the three-part structure of Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED. “Who is John Galt?” takes place in a near future dystopian United States with the nation's economy quickly approaching collapse. While overreaching government regulations persist in strangling the country's few remaining entrepreneurs, society’s most productive have mysteriously disappeared.


“Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?” is currently in pre-production with principal photography scheduled to start January 20th and release slated for mid September 2014.


Producer, Harmon Kaslow said “The final segment of the Atlas trilogy is without question the most compelling and intense and we’re very excited to finally be heading into production.”  


Atlas Productions also announced a contest to help design the Ragnar Danneskjöld logo as well as recently invited its online community to get involved in prop placement. “We’re all very proud to be working on Atlas Shrugged and we’re always looking for opportunities to invite Atlas fans into the process. We’re very much looking forward to seeing what they bring to the table for part 3.” stated Associate Producer Scott DeSapio. More information about the contest can be found at, http://bit.ly/RagnarLogoContest and prop placement at, http://bit.ly/AtlasShrugged3Props.


The prior two Atlas Shrugged movies are currently available on DVD & Blu-ray, iTunes, or streaming on Netflix.


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Official Movie Web Site: http://www.WhoIsJohnGalt.com
Official Trilogy Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com
Official Atlas Shrugged Forum: http://www.GaltsGulchOnline.com



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About Atlas Distribution Company, LLC and Atlas Productions, LLC
Atlas Distribution Company, LLC. and Atlas Productions, LLC. were formed by John Aglialoro to produce and distribute the trilogy adaptation of Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Atlas Shrugged Movie Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Atlas Shrugged Movie Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Ayn Rand Fans To Participate in Making of Atlas Shrugged Movie


(Los Angeles, California) - September 23, 2013 - Atlas Distribution Company, LLC announced today that it will be launching an online crowdfunding effort through Kickstarter.com to support the final installment of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy: “Who is John Galt?


“One of the things that’s made Atlas Shrugged withstand the test of time and continue to sell hundreds of thousands of books is just how relevant people find the message of the book to what they’re experiencing today,”  said Producer Harmon Kaslow.


The trilogy follows the three-part structure of Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. “Who is John Galt?” takes place in a dystopian United States with the nation on the verge of complete economic collapse. While an overreaching government continues to strangle the country’s economic engine, society’s most productive have mysteriously disappeared.


“For years, Atlas Shrugged fans from all walks of life have personally written to me wanting to be involved in supporting the production of the films. Kickstarter provides a clear pathway for fans to now be part of Atlas history,” stated Producer John Aglialoro.


The thirty day Atlas Shrugged Kickstarter campaign offers a wide range of rewards including the opportunity to be an extra in the movie.


“Kickstarter gives us a great opportunity to reach out to a whole new audience as well as afford fans of the book a chance to join us and participate in the making of Atlas Shrugged.” continued Kaslow.


Atlas Shrugged: “Who is John Galt?” is currently in pre-production with filming scheduled for Fall 2013 followed by a USA theatrical release in 2014.


Associate Producer, Scott DeSapio concluded, “Our primary goal is to spread the message of Atlas to as wide an audience as possible. Funds raised through Kickstarter will be going directly towards production and distribution.”


The prior two Atlas Shrugged movies are currently available on DVD & Blu-ray, iTunes, or streaming on Netflix.



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Official Trilogy Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com
Official Atlas Shrugged Forum: http://www.GaltsGulchOnline.com


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About Atlas Distribution Company, LLC and Atlas Productions, LLC
Atlas Distribution Company, LLC. and Atlas Productions, LLC. were formed by John Aglialoro to produce and distribute the trilogy adaptation of Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Heads Into Production

Atlas Shrugged Part 3 to Begin Principal Photography Fall 2013 


Los Angeles, CA - March 26, 2013 - Today, Atlas Productions, LLC officially announced that “Atlas Shrugged Part 3”, the third and final installment of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy, has been officially greenlit with principal photography to begin later this year.

The movie trilogy follows the three-part structure of Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED. Atlas Shrugged Part 3 takes place in a near future dystopian United States with the nation's economy quickly approaching collapse. While overreaching government regulations persist in strangling the country's few remaining entrepreneurs, society’s most productive continue to mysteriously disappear. One man has the answer. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him. Who is John Galt?

The producers have tapped four time Emmy® award-winner, Duncan Scott as the film’s screenwriter along with Brian O’Toole. Long before working on Atlas Shrugged Part 2, Scott worked extensively with Ayn Rand on the restoration and editing of the classic motion picture “We the Living”, based on Rand’s novel of the same title.

“We’re thrilled to have Duncan and Brian back. Having sat shoulder-to-shoulder with Rand, no one else could do what Duncan can when it comes to adapting Atlas. His unmatched experience and his incredible depth of knowledge regarding Atlas are absolutely invaluable,” stated Producer John Aglialoro.

Aglialoro’s company produced and distributed Parts 1 and 2, and has set a USA theatrical release for Part 3 in the Summer of 2014. Parts 1 and 2 are now available on DVD, BluRay and are available for internet download.

Producer Harmon Kaslow said, “Our number one goal with Part 3 is to pull the prescient message of Atlas off of the page and project it clearly onto the screen. Ayn Rand drew incredibly sharp archetypes with stark backdrops. Our goal with Part 3 is to bring these characters to life as accurately as possible and celebrate Rand’s message.”

Official Trilogy Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com
Official Atlas Shrugged Community Forum: http://www.GaltsGulchOnline.com

About Atlas Productions, LLC
Atlas Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute movies including the trilogy of Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Friday, October 19, 2012

20th Century Fox to Bring Atlas Shrugged Part 2 to DVD and Blu-Ray 2013



Atlas Distribution Company signs with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation


(Hollywood, CA) – October 19, 2012 – Atlas Distribution Company announced today it has signed a distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation for the Spring 2013 release of ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand.

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II is set in a near future dystopian USA with a global economy on the brink of collapse - unemployment at 24% and gas at $42 per gallon - and brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continuing to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown.

“With Atlas Shrugged Part 2 now playing in theaters all across the country, we wanted to give Fox a head start in creating and marketing the DVD for release in Spring 2013. Fox has been a great partner and we’re looking forward to working with them again.” stated Producer Harmon Kaslow.

Ayn Rand’s 1,100 page novel is being distributed by Atlas Distribution Company as a trilogy following the three part structure outlined in the bestselling book. Atlas Shrugged Part 1 is currently available on DVD, and Atlas Shrugged Part 2 hit more than 1,000 theaters on October 12th, 2012.

Theaters and showtimes for Part 2 can be found at the movie’s official website: http://www.atlasshruggedmovie.com/theaters

For the deal, David Bixler and Harris Kane represented Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and John Aglialoro, Harmon Kaslow and Roger Arar represented Atlas Distribution Company. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation also handled the DVD distribution for Atlas Shrugged Part 1.

About Atlas Distribution Company
Atlas Distribution Company was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute films including those based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.atlasshruggedmovie.com.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Movie Reaches 100,000 Facebook Fans

The Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Movie Facebook Page Surpasses 100,000 Likes on Facebook

(Hollywood, CA) - September 19th, 2012 - Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Productions announced today that it has surpassed 100,000 Facebook Likes.

Based on Ayn Rand’s (Feb. 2 1905 - Mar. 6 1982) 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II is set in a near future dystopian USA with a global economy on the brink of collapse - unemployment at 24% and gas at $42 per gallon - and brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continuing to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown.

“Being an independent film company, reaching 100,000 Facebook fans was a huge milestone for us. Community support around the film has been tremendous.”  said Atlas Productions’ Chief Technology Officer Scott DeSapio.

“With the recent nomination of Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand’s name has been more and more in the spotlight recently. We’re very happy to see Ayn Rand’s ideas finally making their way to the mainstream.” commented Harmon Kaslow, Producer of Atlas Shrugged Part II.

“For those that have read the book, while Atlas Shrugged Part II the movie may not be the movie that’s been playing in everyone’s head since closing the back cover, it is without question a celebration of Ayn Rand’s ideas.” continued Kaslow.

With the recent release of the film’s trailer on YouTube, Atlas Shrugged Part 2 continues to pick up steam as it heads to theaters nationwide October 12th. For more information, visit the movie’s official web site at www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

About Atlas Distribution Company
Atlas Distribution Company, LLC. was formed by serial entrepreneur John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute Part 2 of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 to Hit Theaters Weeks Before Election

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 announces Official Theatrical Release Date

(Beverly Hills, CA) - June 25, 2012 - Atlas Distribution Company today announced that Pandemic Marketing’s Russell Schwartz will head marketing and Bill Lewis will spearhead USA theatrical distribution for Atlas Shrugged Part II – Either-Or. The second installment of the highly anticipated film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s classic novel is scheduled for nationwide release on October 12, 2012.

“Russell and Bill bring incredible experience and success with well-known book adaptations, and we’re excited to have them bring their expertise to the Atlas Shrugged marketing and distribution team,” said John Aglialoro, chairman of Atlas and producer of the Atlas Shrugged films.

“The themes of Atlas Shrugged are as relevant today as they were when Ayn Rand had her book published in 1957,” said Harmon Kaslow, CEO of Atlas and Aglialoro’s producing partner. “We wouldn’t be here without the support of the millions inspired and influenced by the book - from those that picked up Atlas in their college days to the incredible Tea Party support we’ve received, the message of Atlas continues to resonate. We have every intention of making Atlas Shrugged part of the discussion this election season.”

Schwartz is currently the president of Pandemic Marketing, a firm with experience developing marketing solutions for a wide range of film industry clients, including MGM, National Geographic, 2929 Productions, Miramax and others. Schwartz was previously president of domestic marketing for New Line Cinema, where he created and managed theatrical marketing campaigns for more than 60 films, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hairspray, Austin Powers, Elf, Wedding Crashers and more. Schwartz has served as president of USA Films and Gramercy Pictures and executive vice president of Miramax Films.

Lewis most recently held the position of Executive Vice President / General Sales Manager of domestic distribution for Summit Entertainment, where his responsibilities included overseeing the U.S. theatrical release of "The Twilight Saga" franchise, 2010 Academy Award winner "The Hurt Locker", "Red" and "Knowing". Prior to Summit, Lewis was Senior Vice President, Eastern Sales Manager at MGM Distribution.

Atlas Shrugged Part II – Either-Or leads off with the global economy on the brink of collapse. Unemployment is 24%. Gas is $42 per gallon. Meanwhile, brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory - a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.

The official website for the motion picture is http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Begins Principal Photography

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Fully Cast with Shooting to Begin Today

(Beverly Hills, CA) - April 2nd, 2012 - Either-Or Productions announced today that the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, “Either Or” has been fully cast and principal photography has begun.

Based on Ayn Rand’s (Feb. 2 1905 - Mar. 6 1982) 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II: EITHER OR is set in a near future dystopian United States with a global economy on the brink of collapse and brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, mysteriously disappearing at the hands of the unknown.

Starring in the film are Samantha Mathis as the heroine Dagny Taggart, Jason Baghe as the industrialist Henry “Hank” Rearden, and Esai Morales as the playboy Francisco “Frisco” d’Anconia.


Producer Harmon Kaslow said “We’re thrilled to have such a wonderful group of actors on board. In green-lighting part two, John and I decided to take a fresh look at everything and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far. The new cast are simply fantastic and bring a tremendous amount of experience and enthusiasm to the project.”

Filling out the cast are Patrick Fabian as James Taggart, Kim Rhodes as Lillian, Richard T. Jones as Eddie, Paul McCrane as Wesley Mouch, John Rubinstein as Dr. Ferris, Robert Picardo as Dr. Robert Stadler, Ray Wise as Head of State Thompson, Ary Gross as Ken Danager and Rex Linn as Kip Chalmers. A complete cast list is forthcoming on IMDB.

Duncan Scott, a screenwriter on the project and four time Emmy® award-winner, who worked extensively with Rand on the restoration of her film classic “We the Living” stated “It’s very exciting to have a cast that projects the sense of life that one would hope to see when bringing Rand’s iconic characters to the screen.”

About Either-Or Productions
Either-Or Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute Part 2 of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

ATLAS SHRUGGED ‘PART 2’ OFFICIALLY GREENLIT

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 to be in theaters October 2012

(Santa Monica, CA) – February 2nd, 2012 – Atlas Productions, LLC announced today that “Atlas Shrugged Part 2”, the second installment of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy, has been officially greenlit with principal photography to begin this coming April in Los Angeles, Colorado, and New York.

 
Based on Ayn Rand’s (Feb. 2 1905 - Mar. 6 1982) 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED is set in the near future when a dystopian United States finds its leading innovators, from industrialists to artists, mysteriously disappearing at an alarming rate resulting in the stopping the motor of the world."
 


Joining the production is Duncan Scott, a four time Emmy® award-winner, who worked extensively with Rand on the restoration of her film classic “We the Living.”  

“Rand has long been the focus of Duncan’s work. He brings invaluable experience to the table as well as an incredible depth of knowledge regarding Atlas. We’re thrilled to have him on the team.” stated Producer John Aglialoro.

 

Rand’s 1,100 page novel is being produced by Atlas Productions as a trilogy which follows the three part structure of the bestselling book.  Part 1 was released theatrically on April 15, 2011. Part 2 is set to be in theaters October 2012 amidst what is sure to be a fever pitched presidential election season.

“It’s no coincidence that we chose Ayn Rand’s Birthday as the occasion to make this announcement. We have high aspirations for Part 2. We’ve looked carefully at Part 1 and taken time to analyze and reexamine everything from the script to the casting. John and I are committed to making a great Part 2 and excited about what lies ahead,” according to Producer Harmon Kaslow.

A new teaser trailer is now available on YouTube with an official teaser poster adorning the trilogy’s official website.

Official Trilogy Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com
Official Part 1 Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com
Official Part 2 Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedPart2.com
ASP2 Teaser Video: http://bit.ly/ASP2TeaserTrailer

About Atlas Productions, LLC
Atlas Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute a movie trilogy of Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Friday, December 2, 2011

ATLAS SHRUGGED’s John Galt Line Rolls Into Montreal

Atlas Shrugged Movie opens exclusive theatre engagement in Montreal, QC

(Santa Monica), December 2, 2012 - Atlas Productions announced today that the politically charged film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged will be opening in Montreal Quebec in exclusive engagement.

Based on Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 1 is set in the near future when a dystopian United States finds its leading innovators, from industrialists to artists, mysteriously disappearing at an alarming rate resulting in the "stopping the motor of the world."

Harmon Kaslow, Producer of the film stated “We’re very excited to be playing in Quebec. We’ve got a lot of really great supporters in Montreal and we couldn’t be happier to finally deliver Atlas.”

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 opens in Montreal this Friday evening at the AMC Forum 22 Theatre located at 2313 St. Catherine St. West Suite 101, Montréal, QC, Canada. For theatre and ticket information, please visit: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com/theaters

Rand’s 1,100 page bestselling book is being produced by Atlas Productions as a trilogy which follows the three part structure of the novel. Part 1 was released theatrically in USA on April 15, 2011. Part 2 is expected to follow in 2012. The Part 1 DVD and Blu-ray are available for purchase at: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com/merchandise
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About Atlas Productions:
Atlas Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute films including those based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Friday, November 11, 2011

ATLAS SHRUGGED Inadvertently Releases Collector’s Item

Error on Atlas Shrugged DVD and Blu-Ray slips through cracks, ends up on retail shelves.

(Santa Monica), November 11, 2011 - Atlas Productions LLC announced today its plan to replace more than 100,000 title sheets appearing on the Atlas Shrugged Part 1 DVD and Blu-ray versions sold through major retail outlets. These retail versions were packaged with an inaccurate synopsis of Atlas Shrugged. Not affected were the “Special Edition” versions sold online at AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

The 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged, is known in philosophical and political circles for presenting a cogent argument advocating a society driven by rational self-interest. On the back of the film's retail DVD and Blu-ray however, the movie’s synopsis contradictorily states “AYN RAND’s timeless novel of courage and self-sacrifice comes to life...

“It’s embarrassing for sure and of course, regardless of how or why it happened, we’re all feeling responsible right now.” says Scott DeSapio, Atlas Productions’ COO and Communications Director “You can imagine how mortified we all were when we saw the DVD but, it was simply too late - the product was already on shelves all over the Country. It was certainly no surprise when the incredulous emails ensued. The irony is inescapable.”

DeSapio continued “Ultimately, the responsibility falls on us, Atlas Productions. We are putting policies in place now to ensure we avoid these types of unforced errors in the future.”

Harmon Kaslow, CEO of Atlas Productions and Producer of the film stated “As we all well know, the ideas brought to life in Atlas Shrugged are entirely antithetical to the idea of ‘self-sacrifice’ as a virtue. Atlas is quite literally a story about the dangers of self-sacrifice. The error was an unfortunate one and fans of Ayn Rand and Atlas have every right to be upset... and we have every intention of making it right.”

John Aglialoro, Chairman and owner of Atlas Productions stated, “We needed to quickly correct this mistake and I’m pleased we did.”

Kaslow added, “To those that purchased the flawed cover, congratulations are in order. You’ve inadvertently got yourself a real collector’s item there."

Atlas Productions has setup a web page for consumers of the DVD to request a replacement title sheet free of charge: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com/title-sheet. The new title sheet will more accurately read “AYN RAND’s timeless novel of rational self-interest comes to life...

Rand’s 1,100 page bestselling book is being produced by Atlas Productions as a trilogy which follows the three part structure of the novel. Part 1 was released theatrically in USA on April 15, 2011. Part 2 is expected to follow in 2012.

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About Atlas Productions: Atlas Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute films including those based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Atlas Shrugged 'Part 1' Coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this Fall

Atlas Productions signs DVD deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 - Atlas Productions, LLC announced today it has signed a distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for the release of ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 1 on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand.

ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 1 is set in a dystopian United States where leading innovators, from industrialists to artists, mysteriously disappear at an alarming rate resulting in "stopping the motor of the world."

“For years, people inspired and influenced by Atlas Shrugged have been clamoring for a film adaptation. We’re extremely excited to finally release the first part of the trilogy to the home entertainment market and we now look forward to getting into the production of Part 2.” stated Producer Harmon Kaslow.

Ayn Rand’s 1,100 page novel is being produced by Atlas Productions as a trilogy following the three part structure outlined in the bestselling book. Part 1 was released theatrically on April 15, 2011 and Part 2 is expected to follow in 2012.

About Atlas Productions, LLC
Atlas Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute films including those based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Atlas Shrugged ‘Part 2’ Hits the Web

New Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Movie Teaser Site Launched

Culver City, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2011 - Atlas Productions, LLC announced today the launch of its official Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Movie Website: AtlasShruggedPart2.com.


Producer Harmon Kaslow stated “The level of community involvement on the Atlas Shrugged Part 1 Website was tremendous. Site traffic leading up to release day was consistently high - in the 300,000 pageviews per day range. On April 15, 2011, however, the day the movie was released, we amazingly served up over 1.6 million.”

“While this new site is a fun first stop for hardcore fans, what we’re really looking forward to is introducing a whole new level of interaction to the entire fan base with what we have in store. It’s a huge plus having the extra time to build something truly special to really connect with fans.” said Communications Director Scott DeSapio.

Producer John Aglialoro added, “It’s time to get focused on Part Two. We’re all very excited about the prospect of communicating more directly with the fan base this time around. It was incredible to witness the community enthusiasm for Part 1 and we can’t wait to fully engage with the fans for Part 2.”

The producers have set a tentative theatrical release date of Fall 2012.

Atlas Shrugged Part 1, a wholly independent film, opened in theaters on April 15, 2011. According to Box Office Mojo, the film stands at #61 of the top 100 money-making films released in 2011. Negotiations are under way with a major studio to release Atlas Shrugged Part 1 on video in the 4th Quarter of this year.

Ayn Rand’s 1100 page novel is being produced by Atlas Productions as a trilogy and follows the three part structure outlined in the book.

About Atlas Productions, LLC:
Atlas Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute films including those based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

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/.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Takes it to Capitol Hill

Members of Congress gather in Sam Rayburn Building for Private Screening

Culver City, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011 - Today on Capitol Hill, at 9:00 am (EST) sharp, “The Strike” Productions’ Harmon Kaslow hosted a private screening of the upcoming political drama ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I open exclusively to members of Congress and their staff.

“Even though Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is more than 50 years old, the film is hauntingly relevant to what’s happening today.” says producer Harmon Kaslow.


“I can’t think of a more perfect venue than the Rayburn Building where its main entrance is guarded by two ten foot marble statutes symbolizing Spirit of Justice and Majesty of Law.” Continued Kaslow, “Given the current political climate, screening the movie right in the middle of where the U.S. House of Representatives operates brings the movie directly to the audience that needs to see it most - the U.S. Congress.”

The Strike is hosting a number of invitation only screenings of Atlas Shrugged prior to its theatrical release on April 15, 2011 in eleven US cities including a screening in D.C. later today and New York City on March 3, 2011.

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I, a movie adapted from Part I of Ayn Rand’s epic novel "Atlas Shrugged", is scheduled to open in limited release in the USA on April 15, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com.

About “The Strike” Productions:
“The Strike” Productions, Inc. was created by producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow as a new production company for the sole purpose of producing a trilogy of films based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged." For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ATLAS SHRUGGED Pulls Into Eleven Markets on April 15th

Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and NYC Among First to Screen Film

Culver City, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 - The Strike Productions, Inc. and Rocky Mountain Pictures today announced the eleven markets ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1 will premiere on April 15, 2011.

The initial markets include Los Angeles (Orange County), San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City, South Florida, Boston, Denver, Dallas and Chicago.

“We are rapidly booking theaters and look forward to announcing more over the next several weeks. We’re off to a great start.” said Randy Slaughter of Rocky Mountain Pictures.

“Each of these initial markets have huge fan bases for Ayn Rand’s novel, and we’re thrilled to bring our film to them first,” according to Harmon Kaslow, the film’s producer.

“Fans will also be very excited to know they will have the opportunity to pre-purchase tickets very soon at our web site.” affirmed Kaslow.

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I, a movie based on the Part I of Ayn Rand’s epic novel "Atlas Shrugged", is scheduled to open in limited release on April 15, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com.

About “The Strike” Productions:
“The Strike” Productions, Inc. was created by producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow as a new production company for the sole purpose of producing a trilogy of films based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged." For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com

About Rocky Mountain Pictures
Rocky Mountain Pictures is a “distributor for hire” who acts as a liaison between the independent producer/distributor and the exhibitors. For more information, visit http://www.rockymtnpictures.com/upcomingreleases.htm