Union Leader – March 24

New Hampton writer: Sequel to ‘On Golden Pond’ in the works By JOHN KOZIOL Sunday News Correspondent March 24. 2018 9:20PM Ernest Thompson, in his New Hampton home, stands by his Oscar for “On Golden Pond” and a print of Henry Fonda’s “Three Hats” painting. (John Koziol/Sunday News Correspondent) HOLDERNESS – Ernest Thompson has multiple drafts of a script, a working title and some strong ideas about who should star in a sequel to “On Golden

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90th Academy Awards

‘On Golden Pond’ Screenwriter Working on Sequel to Iconic Film Ernest Thompson discusses film’s impact HOLDERNESS, N.H. — In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, take a look back at New Hampshire’s role as a backdrop to the iconic film On Golden Pond. The film was shot on Squam Lake in Holderness, and the area still draws fans and film enthusiasts who want to soak in the atmosphere. News 9’s Cherise Leclerc sat down with

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NH Business Review – December 2017

Q&A with Writer-Director Ernest Thompson By Mike Morin  Published: December 21, 2017 Ernest Thompson says New Hampshire is missing the boat by not offering incentives to the film industry. New Hampshire Magazine photo Writer, director and actor Ernest Thompson, a New Hampshire native, would like nothing more than to grow a budding local film community into a full-fledged movie industry by encouraging state lawmakers to consider offering tax breaks that would bring in job-generating film

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Community Film Award and More

“FIRST ANNUAL ERNEST THOMPSON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD” AND A KEY TO THE CITY OF CLINTON, N.J. When Ernest was invited to screen his film HEAVENLY ANGLE at the inaugural River Town Film Festival, he had no idea he would be the inspiration for the festival’s theme: community. Co-founded by Mayor Janice Kovach and writer/producer Kee Kee Buckley, festival organizers transformed the historic and breathtakingly charming Clinton, New Jersey into a hub of art, film and music.

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Film Fest ~ November 11

KEYNOTE FEATURE FILM  Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm HEAVENLY ANGLE, written and directed by and starring Ernest Thompson, will be featured at the first-ever River Town Film Festival, in Clinton, New Jersey. Immediately following the screening, Lakeshore Entertainment CFO Marc Reid will conduct a Q&A with Ernest, who will discuss his unique approach to community filmmaking. With his partners in Whitebridge Farm Productions, Morgan Murphy and Lori Gigliotti Murphy, Ernest offered both HEAVENLY

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WFMZ-TV Interview

Oscar winner to judge at River Town Film Festival CLINTON, N.J. – The River Town Film Festival in Clinton, New Jersey is underway. The first annual festival will screen 26 different movies, many of them made by local film makers. Mayor Janice Kovach helped organize the festival and said it incorporates art, music, and film with a focus on community. “We thought it was going to be this little small-day event in one room but

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Double Feature ~ September 9

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Don’t miss this rare chance to see two recent movies from ON GOLDEN POND creator Ernest Thompson on Saturday, September 9, at the Red River Theatres in Concord, New Hampshire. TIME AND CHARGES will be shown at 4:00 PM and HEAVENLY ANGLE at 7:30 PM, with a dinner reception in between from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. After each screening, Ernest will talk about his unique approach to community filmmaking, and you’ll have

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Special Screening ~ One Night Only!

Don’t miss a rare big-screen showing of this timeless classic on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Ernest will introduce his film at the fabulous Red River Theatres and take questions immediately following. If you’ve always wanted to ask how he created his Academy Award-winning screenplay and what it was like to work with Hollywood legends Katharine Hepburn and Henry and Jane Fonda, here’s your chance. If you’ve heard a rumor about his much-anticipated sequel, he might even talk about

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Midsummer Film Festival: July 17-18

TWO GREAT MOVIES: One Unforgettable Weekend! Reserve your tickets pronto. As a benefit for The Little Church Theater, in Holderness, New Hampshire, Whitebridge Farm Productions presents our two recent movies TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, both written and directed by Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson. If you haven’t seen TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, shot (almost) in their entirety in the Lakes Region, as was, you may recall, Ernest Thompson’s ON GOLDEN POND,

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‘Golden’ Writer to Highlight MIFF

by Rob Levin BAR HARBOR — Nearly 25 years ago, a simple little movie starring Kathryn Hepburn and Henry Fonda caught the attention of millions of Americans. “On Golden Pond,” a drama of love and redemption, would go on to win several Academy Awards in 1981, including one for its author, a young writer from a small town in Vermont named Ernest Thompson. Decades later, “On Golden Pond” remains one of the most staged theater

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