America’s Future: Prominent Hollywood Producers at CPAC 2013 to Address Need for More Traditionalist Themes in Entertainment

March 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced prominent filmmakers who will participate on a panel entitled “Getting Hollywood Right” at CPAC 2013, the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013. The Hollywood panel will take place on Friday, March 15th at 3:00 pm.

“Hollywood has had a long-standing reputation of catering to liberal political ideology instead of making movies that appeal to all Americans,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “But there are some very accomplished players who have fought against that narrative — and have the Oscars and Emmys to prove that the mainstream conservative audience is ignored at Hollywood’s own peril. Their stories from the front lines in Hollywood will inspire you.”

Featured speakers who will discuss the merits of making sure that traditionalist themes are featured in Hollywood films include:

Gerald Molen, Producer, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Hook, Minority Report, and 2016: Obama’s America.

Pat Caddell, Producer, Writer and Consultant, The West Wing and Air Force One

Howie Klausner, Screenwriter, Space Cowboys, Reagan, The Last Ride

John Sullivan, Director and Writer, 2016: Obama’s America

Moderator:  Mark Joseph, Producer, Reagan: The Movie, Max Rose

CPAC will be held March 14-16, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, offering three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values. For additional information, visit our website at conservative.org/cpac/, on Facebook at facebook.com/CPACNews, or on Twitter at @CPACnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) is now open. For those who plan to cover the event, please request credentials at http://cpac2013media.eventbrite.com.

Please note that the schedule has been announced, is updated daily and available on our new CPAC 2013 website under “Program.”

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Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann, former U.S. Representative Ann Marie Beurkle, U.S. Representative Diane Black, U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Dr. Benjamin Carson, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, U.S. Representative Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy, Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner, ACU Board Member Carly Fiorina, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, NRA President and ACU Board Member David Keene, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, Mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT Mia Love, former U.S. Representative Connie Mack, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Representative Tom Price, Radio Host and Breitbart TV Editor in Chief Larry O’Connor, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Texas Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly, U.S. Senator Tim Scott, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, former U.S. Representative Allen West, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.

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