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Harley Chick CD Launch Party: June 17

NEW RELEASE DURING BIKE WEEK 2015 – Local rock and blues legend Justin Jaymes teams with On Golden Pond Oscar winner Ernest Thompson to create the ultimate love song to Harley-Davidson, summertime and freedom. Bikers and all rock-n-roll lovers are invited to the official launch party of Harley Chick on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm at Tower Hill Tavern, on the main strip in Weirs Beach, where Thompson and Jaymes will be autographing CDs and Jaymes

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BCP: July 10 – Aug 2

Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler have announced that On Golden Pond will be part of the 76th anniversary season for historic Bucks County Playhouse, starring real-life married couple Golden Globe winner Keir Dullea (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) and Mia Dillon (“Law & Order”). Built in 1790 on the site of a former grist mill on the banks of the Delaware River in New Hope, PA, 90 minutes from New York City,

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IRT: Apr 14 – May 10

Located in the beautiful and historic Indiana Theatre, the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis has been delighting audiences for over 40 years. This year’s production of ON GOLDEN POND features the music of Hoosier songstress Carrie Newcomer and runs from April 14 – May 10, 2015. The theatre is also organizing a “Clean Out Your Pond” for the entire run of the play. Patrons can drop off gently used outdoor gear to the ticket office. Items will be

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Writing Workshop Summer 2015

WRITE ON GOLDEN POND June 26-28, 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

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Mike Farrell on Stage: Apr 1 – May 3

Known around the world for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the ever-popular TV series M*A*S*H, Mike Farrell returns to the stage as Norman Thayer, Jr., this time at the Alhambra Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. Performances of ON GOLDEN POND run April 1 – May 3, 2015. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

IMAGINE A MOVIE: Part 9

DON’T STOP BELIEVING by Ernest Thompson ~ Now what? We’ve written a terrific script. Everybody likes it, except for all the people who don’t, but that’s typical. We went to a screening last night at the Directors Guild here in LA; I’m a member. The movie was WHITEY; guess what it’s about. It had great shots of Boston, sexy helicopter approaches to the federal courthouse and driving shots through Southie and the people, the natural-born

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IMAGINE A Movie: Part 8

THE SWEET SPOT by Ernest Thompson ~ We’re in love.  With BEAUTIFUL WOMEN.  All is well with the world.   The script is finished. Pop the champagne.  Call your mother; mine’s dead.   In my movie HEAVENLY ANGLE the filmmaker is asked (by the drunken mayor he’s trying to bilk for a budget), “So now what? Just add water and poof – Academy Awards, People magazine, Ellen?”  The filmmaker, played handsomely and winningly convincingly by

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Political Suicide: October 10-25

PRESENTED BY NEMASKET RIVER PRODUCTIONS Premiering on New Hampshire’s Primary Night 2012, directed by and starring Ernest, POLITICAL SUICIDE went on to productions on both coasts, in partnership with Rock The Vote. It’s another election year and Nemasket River Productions is presenting the four provocative and darkly funny plays that comprise POLITICAL SUICIDE: POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT, which imagines taking the best of each candidate and creating one inspiring one; OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON, featuring a

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IMAGINE A Movie: Part 7

LOVE NOTES FROM LUNATICS by Ernest Thompson ~ How to take other people’s brilliant ideas and call them your own. Also – how to prevent really crappy ones from ruining your script. Or your life.   When’s your happiest time as a writer? When you’ve got the GREATEST CONCEPT for a movie any human brain ever thought of and you can barely contain your excitement and all you’ve got to do is, you know, write

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