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Rising Stars Meet Oscar

YOUNG ACTORS DREAM THE DREAM On May, 19, 2016, Ernest visited theatre students at the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. Sponsored by his company Whitebridge Farm Productions, Ernest conducted a Cross The Bridge workshop for young actors ages seven and up, and he took Oscar with him! “These kids are constantly reminded of their limitations and it really makes a difference for them to hear someone successful believe in them, and encourage them to do what they

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Watch Newly Released Music Video!

BRONTË BROOK Lyrics by Ernest Thompson Composed and performed by Ray Porcell From The Journey Goes On CD, this video, directed and shot by Oscar winner Ernest Thompson, is a love story and who doesn’t like a love story, even a sad one? The song introduces us to a couple who fell in love when they were young. The woman saved the man’s life with her sacred touch, the lyric goes, and he holds her close, long

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New CD Launch: April 17

ONE SHOW ONLY! Ray Porcell and Oscar Winner Ernest Thompson Launch New CD and Premiere New Music Video – Sunday, April 17 | 2:00 pm – Longtime singer-songwriter Ray Porcell and Academy Award-winning writer of ON GOLDEN POND Ernest Thompson will launch their new CD on April 17 at 2:00 pm at the historic Pitman’s Freight Room, in Laconia, NH. Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial and Energysavers of Meredith, this event is a rare opportunity to see

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What It’s Like to Win an Oscar

by Dan Reilly ~ Here, eight winners reflect on the humdrum and the surreal.   ERNEST THOMPSON Best Adapted Screenplay, On Golden Pond (1981) My date that night was Diana Ross. We’d been set up through mutual friends. I called her and said, “What time do you want me to pick you up?” and she said, “In what?” and I said, “The studio gave me a limo,” and she said, “How big?” So my limo

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Free NYC Reading – November 30

Cherry Lane Theatre’s TONGUES: a reading series presents “White People Christmas” – Monday, November 30 | 2:00 pm – From the Academy Award-winning writer of ON GOLDEN POND, Ernest Thompson, WHITE PEOPLE CHRISTMAS is an hilarious satire on all things racist, homophobic and elitist. A family of clinical dysfunctionals gathers at Grandmother’s house to mope through the holiday, only to have their status quo severely upended by the arrival of good St. Nick who turns

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Writing Workshop ~ Fall 2015

WRITE ON GOLDEN POND October 9-11, 2015 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. Do you get stuck on page 6 or find yourself rewriting your first scene over

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Das Haus am See ~ Fall 2015

GERMAN TOUR This highly successful nationwide tour of DAS HAUS AM SEE (ON GOLDEN POND) will resume on September 29 – October 20, 2015 and will run again from March 25 – April 30, 2017. Directed by Dominik Paetzholdt and starring Volker Brandt and Viktoria Brams, with Susanne Meikl, Momme Mommsen and Lukas Ruben Eickholl. Translated by Ella Dietrich. For more information, click here.

En el Estanque Dorado thru 2015

ERNEST THOMPSON: ‘EL TEATRO ES LO MÁS PURO QUE VA A QUEDAR DE ESTA ERA TAN TECNOLÓGICA’ ~ by Esther Alvarado El escritor, actor y director visita España para asistir a la representación de su obra cumbre, protagonizada por Lola Herrera y Héctor Alterio en el Teatro Bellas Artes Va una medio temblando porque se va a encontrar con el hombre que escribió la oscarizada En el estanque dorado (Mejor Actor, Mejor Actriz y Mejor

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FREE Music Video Screening: Sept 20

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ SCREENING MIFF By-the-Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 PM If you haven’t seen the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by Maine’s own Justin Jaymes, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a 60-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” Working with collaborators from Carly Simon to Natalie MacMaster, Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson has

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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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