Writing Workshop

SCREENWRITER OF ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ LEADS TALK AT WATERVILLE WORKSHOP by Jesse Scardina ~ WATERVILLE — Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson is no stranger to stars. At 32 years old, Thompson worked with Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. He has directed Robert Downey Jr. and acted alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman. On Tuesday afternoon, Thompson shared moments he cherishes the most with 40 guests at the Waterville Public Library. “I wish I could have had someone

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A Valentine to New Hampshire

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING WRITER ERNEST THOMPSON Interview with Rob Caldwell ~ Anchor Rob Caldwell talks Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson, author of “On Golden Pond,” about his latest movie TIME AND CHARGES, premiering at the Maine International Film Festival on July 16. Thompson will also offer a workshop on adapting life into film at the Maine International Film Festival. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 16th from 2:00-4:00 PM at Waterville Public Library. For more

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What’s on Tap?

WHAT’S ON TAP AT THIS YEAR’S WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL by Loren King ~   New England is well represented, on the screen and behind the camera, in the 22d annual Woods Hole Film Festival. Running this Saturday through Aug. 3, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod, which has long championed regional works, again offers an impressive slate of narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from both established and emerging filmmakers. Sherborn native Andrew Mudge’s

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Festival Centerpiece

MAINE FILM FESTIVAL TO RUN GAMUT FROM HOLLYWOOD TO HOMEGROWN by Amy Calder ~ WATERVILLE — The Maine International Film Festival, which starts July 12, draws a flurry of excitement during its 10-day run as thousands of film enthusiasts from all over the world gather at both Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House to view 100 independent American and foreign films. Actors, film directors, writers and producers share their craft with audiences in

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Two Films, Two Festivals

TOO MAGICAL TO MENTION by Ernest Thompson ~ If you made the drive this summer from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where my movie ON GOLDEN POND was shot, across to Waterville, Maine, then down to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, you’d be tracing the mythical journey Whitebridge Farm Productions has been on the last few years; we just took the long way.   Our first movie, TIME AND CHARGES, will have its world premiere at

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Community Filmmaking

DIRECTOR FINDS NEW HAMPSHIRE IS PERFECT SPOT FOR MAKING MOVIE, TEACHING AND FILMMAKING by George Pelletier ~ There are few erudite men who couldn’t be less intrigued by the Hollywood propaganda machine than award-winning writer and director Ernest Thompson.   Huddled in New Hampton with a roster of Boston actors, unknown acting students, crew members and his production company, Whitebridge Farm, Thompson is about as far away from the box-office mentality of Tinseltown as any

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