New Hampshire seems like the perfect set for filmmaking, and it has been featured in classic comedies like “What About Bob?” and dramatic TV shows like “The West Wing.” Problem is, most scenes that feature the Granite State are shot elsewhere — places where Hollywood knows they can recoup some of the money spent in the form of tax incentives. In tax-averse NH, that’s a problem. The main exception to this rule is 1981’s “On
UPCOMING AUDITIONS Ernest’s newest movie, to be shot in its entirety in the state of New Hampshire this fall, is underway. The production is now casting for a myriad of roles and seeking crew members, extras and volunteers to come be a part of the magic. For updated audition information and a list of characters, go to www.parallelamericathemovie.com. You can also follow the production on Facebook and Instagram.
New Hampton writer: Sequel to ‘On Golden Pond’ in the works By JOHN KOZIOL Sunday News Correspondent March 24. 2018 9:20PM Ernest Thompson, in his New Hampton home, stands by his Oscar for “On Golden Pond” and a print of Henry Fonda’s “Three Hats” painting. (John Koziol/Sunday News Correspondent) HOLDERNESS – Ernest Thompson has multiple drafts of a script, a working title and some strong ideas about who should star in a sequel to “On Golden
‘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
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
“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.
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
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
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Don’t miss this rare chance to see two recent movies from ON GOLDEN POND creator Ernest Thompson on Saturday, September 9, at the Red River Theatres in Concord, New Hampshire. TIME AND CHARGES will be shown at 4:00 PM and HEAVENLY ANGLE at 7:30 PM, with a dinner reception in between from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. After each screening, Ernest will talk about his unique approach to community filmmaking, and you’ll have
Don’t miss a rare big-screen showing of this timeless classic on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Ernest will introduce his film at the fabulous Red River Theatres and take questions immediately following. If you’ve always wanted to ask how he created his Academy Award-winning screenplay and what it was like to work with Hollywood legends Katharine Hepburn and Henry and Jane Fonda, here’s your chance. If you’ve heard a rumor about his much-anticipated sequel, he might even talk about