Category Archives: Media coverage

Kaslow: “2016” movie and Paul Ryan nomination bode well for release of new Part II

Big Hollywood has a new article with updates from producer Harmon Kaslow. It begins: The “Atlas Shrugged” films were designed to celebrate Ayn Rand’s core political philosophies, says franchise producer Harmon Kaslow. What Kaslow couldn’t foresee as the second film … Continue reading

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New movie: Oct 12 release date, with 10x bigger marketing budget

A new article about Atlas Shrugged – Part 2 in the Hollywood Reporter begins: The production hires Bill Lewis, who worked on distribution for the “Twilight” movies, and Russell Schwartz, who helped market the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Atlas … Continue reading

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Politico: Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will have fuller marketing campaign

From Politico: Part 2 is due to hit theaters in October and producer Harmon Kaslow anticipates a broader, and more aggressive, marketing effort this time around. Kaslow says that, despite the buzz generated online for the first film, “we realized … Continue reading

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Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist plays wino in Atlas Shrugged Part 2

From a new article in the Washington Post: Norquist, the president of Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform, first shot an office scene, handing a three-ring binder to heroine Dagny Taggart’s assistant. Easy enough, it sounds. Then producers suggested a second … Continue reading

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Is Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged scenario coming true?

John F. Floyd writes in the Gadsden Times: Are we in the early death throes of this wonderful country? This question would not have entered my mind five years ago. The United States had its problems in 2007, but the … Continue reading

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Hollywood Reporter: Atlas Shrugged Part II fully funded, to hit theaters just before presidential election

A new article in today’s Hollywood Reporter begins: Despite a lackluster performance for the first installment, a politically charged sequel will hit theaters just before the presidential election. The producers behind Atlas Shrugged Part 1 have made their intention to … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Part II: Longer, new actors, bigger budget, more advertising

A new story in Politico includes fresh information about the second installment of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy, from producer Harmon Kaslow. Excerpts: “Right now, it’ll probably be 30 to 40 minutes longer than the first movie. The first one was … Continue reading

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Breaking News on “Atlas Shrugged” Parts 1 & 2

An exclusive interview in an L.A. Times movie blog reveals that the producers of 2011′s most controversial independent film, Atlas Shrugged: Part 1, have secured distribution through 20th Century Fox for DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and video on demand releases. The … Continue reading

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Glen Beck discovers Ayn Rand was ‘selfish’

Eric Sapp, Executive Director of American Values Network has been warning Christians, Democrats, and the GOP alike that Ayn Rand was an atheist and that she was selfish. Apparently Glen Beck has just gotten the message after the AVN produced … Continue reading

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Lisa Benson: Obama Shrugged

With a conservative nod to Atlas–the man who held the weight of the world on his shoulders–Lisa Benson, a freelance cartoonist publishing in The Washington Post, has created a must see cartoon to post on your fridge. You can purchase … Continue reading

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