Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SNEAK PEAK: "I am John Galt." DVD Special Feature

On March 25th, 2011, I asked you to get in front of you camera and simply state "I am John Galt." for a chance at being on the DVD. You did and now, you are. This is just a sneak peak of the more than 1400 videos included on the upcoming DVD.

- Scott

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"I am John Galt." Video Wall

Within the next week or so, we'll have a real sneak peak of the "I am John Galt." DVD special feature to show off but first, a little primer...

No, this is not taken directly from the DVD - it's just a web plug-in displaying everyone's responses. Stay tuned for the real thing soon.

Also, please note that while the vast majority of the videos presented on this wall did in fact make it to the DVD, there were a few that didn't make it due to some technical gotchas. If you were cut, we'll make it up to you on the next one.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A is A. The Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Blog is here.

Welcome to the new OFFICIAL Atlas Shrugged Movie Blog. We've been extremely busy since the theatrical release of Part 1 and have much to discuss but, before we get started, a word from our sponsor...

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
- Ayn Rand

A New Domain - THE Domain

AtlasShruggedMovie.com. Ahhhh. Feels better right? Say it out loud: "ATLAS SHRUGGED MOVIE DOT COM." FINALLY. After many months of wrangling, we got it - our domain is finally our domain. If that doesn't make any sense, don't worry too much about it. If it does make sense, please first make your way to a semi-isolated area before throwing your hands up, jumping in the air for joy, and screaming at the top of your lungs - we Randians have an image to uphold.

A New Blog - THE Blog

When putting together our online presence for Part 1, we had to prioritize, build quick and get the fundamentals done without hesitation. We did. Now that we can take a breather... a blog is born.

As AtlasShruggedPart1.com took some time to evolve, so will this blog - give us a minute before you start throwing the tomatoes. ;)

Note: We added all of the old press releases for the sake of posterity and to give the blog a little foundational content so, don't expect to find too much you haven't seen already. Stay tuned - new stuff is on the way.

The new DVD is here! The new DVD is here!

Well... almost here. But, you know what? Our friends over at 20th Century Fox gave us one more HUGE reason to smile with the signing of our brand new shiny DVD/Blu-Ray distribution deal. Can distribution deals be shiny? Yes. Yes they can.

Request a Screening

Looking to host a screening of Atlas for your group or organization? Fill out our Screening Request Form and we'll be in touch shortly.

Note: This is for USA based groups and organizations only. More information on international screenings soon - really.

September 2nd

September 2nd? Did someone say something about September 2nd? I'm sure they did. This September 2nd? It must have been important because I have a note right here that says... that says... "Who is John Galt?"


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