FREE Family Movie: July 19

ON GOLDEN POND Shipyard Park, Mattapoisett, MA Meet the creator Ernest Thompson and the Oscar he won for it during the weekend-long Harbor Days celebration sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda. Directed by Mark Rydell. The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea —

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HEAVENLY ANGLE: July 13 & 20

MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF) From Oscar winner, On Golden Pond creator and last year’s guest at MIFF, Ernest Thompson, comes a hoot with a heart. Heavenly Angle follows a has-been Hollywood director as he tries to swindle New Englanders into investing in a film he doesn’t plan to make, only to find out that there may be no better place to make a movie with real people. It’s a riotous follow-up to last year’s

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Audition/Workshop at MIFF: July 12

FOR ACTORS, WRITERS, DIRECTORS, AND THE AUDIENCE! See how Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ernest Thompson created Heavenly Angle, taking the best – and also the worst – of what hundreds of New England actors brought to Whitebridge Farm Productions auditions and turning their remarkable courage, spirit and talent – or discernible lack thereof – into his magical and compelling movie. If you’re an Actor who can act, sing, dance or juggle – or, just as good,

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Acting Workshops: June 7 – August 1

ACTORS ACT NOW! Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ernest Thompson and his company Whitebridge Farm Productions, in partnership with Red River Theatres in Concord, NH, present: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA (JULY 7 – 11) – Learn or review the basics of high quality acting for TV, Film and New Media while connecting with industry professionals who are seeking talent for upcoming films and pilots. ACTING FOR THE STAGE (JULY 14 – 18) – Challenge your on-stage acting skills in a training program designed

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IMAGINE A Movie: Part 5

WAS IT SOMETHING I DIDN’T SAY? by Ernest Thompson ~ I hope so. Movies, by their nature, are studies in economy, in emotions under-expressed, in showing not explaining. The best writing in film is subtext, leaving the audience to fill in the blanks.   Audiences, even if they don’t know it, want to be part of the process. They want to figure things out; they want to be surprised; and they don’t want to be

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