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“You Are Loved” Music Video Review

FUSE FILM REVIEW: AT THE MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST ~ by Paul Dervis Sunday was Richard Gere day at this year’s Maine International Film Festival (through July 19): the prolific actor starred in two decidedly atypical Gere movies. Wedged in between these showcases was a new, locally filmed music video written and directed by MIFF favorite Ernest Thompson, the writer of On Golden Pond as well as West Side Waltz. Thompson has been running an

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Tonight! Interview on 207: July 9

ERNEST THOMPSON – “YOU ARE LOVED” Interview with Rob Caldwell ~ When Ernest Thompson was writing a play about a family at a summer cottage, he was inspired by Maine’s Belgrade Lakes. That play, “On Golden Pond,” was later turned into an Academy Award-winning movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. Thompson now lives in New Hampshire, but he comes to Maine regularly and he’ll be at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville at

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FREE Music Video Premiere: July 12

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ PREMIERE Maine International Film Festival ~ Sunday, July 12 at Noon We’re going back to MIFF! You’re invited to be part of the lucky audience seeing — for the first time anywhere — the video Ernest has directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by the legendary Justin Jaymes. The screening is on Sunday, July 12 at noon, followed by a 90-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” “You Are Loved” is an

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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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