“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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Music Video Needs Extras

YOU ARE LOVED BAR HARBOR — While “On Golden Pond” author Ernest Thompson is best known for being an accomplished writer, actor, producer and director, he also has a decidedly musical side. Thompson has written songs all of his life and has over the years teamed up with many composing partners to produce rock, folk, cabaret and pop-style songs. His latest piece, “You are Loved,” written with singer Justin Jaymes, is an upbeat, energetic anthem

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Thompson|Jaymes on Stage: August 16-17

JUSTIN JAYMES RETURNING TO MEADOWBROOK THIS WEEKEND WITH OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON Gilford, NH — Lakes Region favorite Justin Jaymes, who played the Magic Hat Stage before and after Zac Brown’s concert last summer, returns for the Acoustic After-Show, Saturday and Sunday nights, August 16 and 17, starting at 11:00 pm. An in-demand singer/songwriter who has played up and down the East Coast, Jaymes will feature songs from a new album written with Academy Award

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On Golden Pond Music

LICENSING AVAILABLE Now theatres have an opportunity to heighten the emotional experience with music written by Ernest, along with the legendary Carly Simon, world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster, and internationally-acclaimed composer Joe Deleault. Ernest is forever gratified to have theatres give his American classic “On Golden Pond” a home and hopes your time on the lake will be as meaningful as it continues to be for audiences around the world.   ON GOLDEN POND*  5:26 Lyrics by Ernest

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We’re All “Boston Strong“

NEW RELEASE FROM THOMPSON|DELEAULT Ernest Thompson, whose Boston roots began with his Somerville grandfather, an engineer on the Boston-Maine Railroad, and extend to Boston University’s Mugar Library, where Thompson’s papers are collected in the Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center, felt, like millions of others, a personal connection to the horrors of the Boston Marathon bombing. A lifelong storyteller (he won an Academy Award for his “On Golden Pond” screenplay), his first instinct was to write about

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Thompson|Porcell Live

ERNEST THOMPSON AND RAY PORCELL AT FUDGE FACTORY SATURDAY NIGHT Bristol—Academy Award-winning writer of “On Golden Pond” Ernest Thompson and local legend Ray Porcell return to the Lakes Region’s best-kept secret venue, The Back Room at The Mill Fudge Factory on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include saxophonist extraordinaire Marc “Sparky” Elbaum and, filling in for the hobbled Randy Roos, local guitar phenom and Berklee grad Jarrod Taylor. A lot has happened

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More Words, More Music

ONE NIGHT ONLY! After last year’s sold-out success, the boys return on Saturday, June 15 for another evening at The Back Room at the Mill, 2 Central St., in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Hear brand new songs Thompson has written with his longtime friend and local legend Ray Porcell as well as favorites from last year, including “Wishes” from Ernest Thompson’s movie “Time and Charges,” premiering at its first international film festival this summer, and “No

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