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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 crowd-funding effort through 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.

Contribute to the Atlas Shrugged Kickstarter campaign: (Will be active tomorrow)
Official Trilogy Web Site:
Official Atlas Shrugged Community Forum:

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


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  1. Intellectual Property is Not True Property

    Comment by step back | September 26, 2013 | Reply

  2. Get out of spam jail pass please:-)

    Comment by step back | September 26, 2013 | Reply

  3. Stepback,

    There argument relies on the concept that ideas are not subject to scarcity and therefore cannot be property. This is nonsense that I proved in my nonfiction. It takes huge resources to develop ideas and huge resources to distribute ideas (colleges, marketing, advertising, doctors, engineers, lawyers are all in the business of distribution of ideas). They are wrong even if you grant them that property rights are about scarcity, but property rights are not about scarcity they are about creation.

    Comment by dbhalling | September 26, 2013 | Reply

  4. Dale,

    You already know that we have a gentlemen’s disagreement about the origin of “rights” per se (including IP rights), however, …

    You right on target with your observation that the creation of new and useful ideas consumes resources!

    The most valuable of resources, and one that even money cannot buy, is the inventor’s time.
    For most inventors, they spend a great deal of “their” time going through failed concepts before hitting on the successful one. So you have to “account” (if you are one of these Mises miserlies) for the totality of time spent by the inventor in having kissed all the bad frogs before landing lips on the princely one.

    Moreover, as you point out, there are all of the more “accounted”-for expenditures in materials and paid-for labor in terms of building prototypes, pitching the idea, etc.

    All good points.

    Comment by step back | September 26, 2013 | Reply

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