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Saturday, June 30 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Special Plenary Session: An Inside Look into Atlas Shrugged Part 2

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Atlas Shrugged Part 2, starring Samantha Mathis as Dagny Taggart and Jason Beghe as Hank Rearden, has completed primary filming. Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will be the second in a projected trilogy of movies bringing to life Ayn Rand's nightmare vision of economic and cultural collapse and her heroic vision of the ideals required to fight it.

This special session will be moderated by David Kelley, who was a script consultant for the film. Producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, along with co-screenwriter Duncan Scott, will offer early looks at key scenes and possibly behind-the-scenes footage, and they will share insights into the methods and approaches that they have chosen for this landmark motion picture. Stars Jason Beghe and Samantha Mathis will join the others to answer questions from the audience at the end of the session.

[Part of this session may not be broadcast via live streaming.]

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John Aglialoro

John Aglialoro optioned the film rights to Atlas Shrugged in 1992. After numerous prior efforts to adapt the novel, he produced Atlas Shrugged Part 1 and now Part 2. He is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated a variety of businesses for the past 30 years as chairman and co-founder... Read More →
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Jason Beghe

Jason Beghe stars as Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged Part 2. He has been active in film and television in leading and supporting roles since 1988. He is also notable for standing up for reason as a critic of Scientology.
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Harmon Kaslow

Harmon Kaslow is a producer for Atlas Shrugged Part 2 and well as Part 1. A California native, he graduated from the University of California, Davis and received a law degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Originally an entertainment attorney at the international... Read More →
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David Kelley

Chief Intellectual Officer, The Atlas Society
David Kelley is the founder and Chief Intellectual Officer of The Atlas Society. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as... Read More →
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Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis stars as Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged Part 2. She had her first breakthrough role in Pump Up the Volume (1990). She has had an extensive, active career in television and film. She was nominated in 1995 for a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Best... Read More →
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Duncan Scott

Duncan has filmed throughout the world, from Siberia to Argentina and worked with director Woody Allen, anthropologist Margaret Mead, musician Eric Clapton, actor Michael Caine, and novelist... Read More →

Saturday June 30, 2012 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Renaissance Ballroom West Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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