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Writing Workshop ~ March 2018

WRITE ON GOLDEN POND March 16-18, 2018 Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson offers his exclusive Write On Golden Pond workshop at his home in the idyllic Lakes Region of New Hampshire, close to where his classic movie ON GOLDEN POND was filmed. Open to eight writers only — of any age, experience or background — this weekend is all about process and getting in touch with your creative confidence, in an inspiring, safe and distraction-free

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National Tour ~ 2018

Under the direction of Greg Johnson, Montana Repertory Theatre has selected ON GOLDEN POND for its 2018 tour. The Rep will bring this American treasure to audiences throughout the United States. Now one of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, Montana Rep assembles principle actors, directors and designers with prestigious credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows, and major regional theatre credits. For the tour itinerary, click here. To learn more about Montana

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Squam Lake Boat Tour ~ 2018

Take a boat ride with Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson and Captain Cindy O’Leary and see ON GOLDEN POND through the writer’s eyes. Ernest has a wealth of stories about Katharine Hepburn and the Fondas and will add his personal spin to the iconic film locations included in Captain O’Leary’s tour and, if you want, Oscar will be along for the ride. People have come from all over the world for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to

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Gouden Vijver ~ Spring 2018

Don’t miss this Belgium production of Gouden Vijver (ON GOLDEN POND) at EWT-Theater, opening March 9 – April 22, 2018. Directed by Van Boeckel, translated by Mary Dresselhuys, and starring Monique Truyens, Theo Van Baarle, Daisy Thys, Michaël Sanders, Ben Bervoets, Tristan Stienlet, Emre Özyer, and Matteo Heyrman. Translated into thirty languages, produced in over forty countries, ON GOLDEN POND is a classic all over the world. For more information and to buy tickets, click

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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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Carroll County Times – December 2017

Westminster Grad Ernest Thompson an Oscar-Winning Storyteller Westminster High School graduate Ernest Thompson went on to write “On Golden Pond.” by Jacob deNobel, Reporter Carroll County Times For playwright Ernest Thompson, life has always been the greatest inspiration and source of material. For his best-known work, “On Golden Pond,” Thompson pulled from his own family history, with “Golden Pond” created directly from his summers in Maine. Despite spending his formative years here, Carroll County barely features

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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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