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Natural Born Storyteller

Sunday, October 10 | 5:00 PM at The Farmstand in Tamworth, NH Celebrated around the world as the author of On Golden Pond—and we’ve got big news coming on that shorefront and bigger news, too—as most of you know, Ernest has written innumerable other FILMS and TV PROJECTS, more than three dozen PLAYS as well as a few NOVELS. And a whole lotta SONGS. Come join Ernest and one of his favorite collaborators, local legend

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“Please Put On Your Mask” – NEW RELEASE

Oscar winner Ernest Thompson, award-winning composer Joe Deleault and Boston’s hottest singer-songwriter Samantha Farrell have done it again. Their newest collaboration—”Please Put On Your Mask”—will make you want to move to the groove and put it on (watch video below). Masks are more important than ever. Please spread the word. Share the video. Or make your own. A song for our times, now available at Bandcamp and coming soon to iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

What’s Your Story? – SOLD OUT

WEEKEND WRITING WORKSHOP – SOLD OUT| NOVEMBER 6 – 8, 2020 |Got a story you want to tell? Write it with an Oscar winner. Unlike other master classes, where you listen to legendary artists talk about their craft, at Ernest Thompson’s hands-on, total-immersion weekend writing workshop you’ll create your own masterpiece, online this year. The Academy Award winning author of the iconic film On Golden Pond, Ernest has encouraged hundreds of writers to finesse their storytelling

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Ernest Live Online with John Davidson!

NOW STREAMING—Ernest joins good friend and host Steve Jackson, husband of Ernest’s frequent costar Lisa Bostnar (on stage in On Golden Pond and on film in the upcoming feature Parallel America) for Tuesday’s episode of Jaffrey’s popular Park Theatre interview show Monadnock Tonight! Ernest and Steve will be discussing several new songs and videos Ernest is about to release as well as Ernest’s movies Time And Charges and Heavenly Angle. Both shot extensively in New Hampshire and offered as On Location Training to anyone

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Acting Your Age: Ernest Thompson

One of a three-piece series from stars of the entertainment industry who live in our Lakes Region and still shine brightly in their “retirement” years January 16, 2020  Ernest Thompson, Bruce Luetters, Photographer Creativity is incurable — and that’s a good thing BY ERNEST THOMPSON What’s the hurry, honey, anyway? is a lyric from a song I wrote titled “Harley Chick,” composed and performed by the amazing Justin Jaymes, but it’s a fair question. I get it

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You’re Invited to Ernest’s Birthday Concert!

IT’S MY PARTY AND I’LL RAISE MONEY IF I WANT TO. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 2:00 PM—Join Ernest and his extraordinary composing partners, along with some very special guests, for this once-in-a-lifetime concert to support the effort to Rescind Recidivism. All profits from ticket sales will go towards developing programs that help those who’ve stumbled find their footing. In 2018, Ernest and Kerrin started a writing program at the Belknap County Community Corrections Center and

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Got a Song You Want to Write?

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 2-5 PM Don’t miss your chance to hear two prolific professional songwriters share their process. Oscar winner Ernest Thompson and award-winning composer Joe Deleault have collaborated with legends, including Carly Simon and world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster. Their work has been recorded by luminaries such as multi-Grammy nominee Joan Osborne, SNL’s resident singer Christine Ohlman and the one and only Mighty Sam McClain. The alchemy of Ernest Thompson’s lyrics turned into musical

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Amos Fortune Forum: What’s Your Story?

On Friday, August 16 at 8:00 PM, Oscar winning-writer Ernest Thompson will answer that question. Everybody has one. Or two or two thousand. In Ernest’s nearly 50-year career, he has created, give or take, 40 plays of varying lengths, 30 or so screenplays, six manuscripts and more songs than he can count. Which adds up to a lot of characters. Where do they come from? And how does he get to know them so well?

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One Night Only! Special Screening & Talkback

AUGUST 22 at 7:00 PM—SOLD OUT! Half a century from that landmark year, don’t miss a rare chance to see this cinematic gem on the big screen and to hear the Academy Award winning author of ON GOLDEN POND, Ernest Thompson, talk about his directorial debut and what it was like working with Oscar nominees Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder and Bruce Dern, as well as Kiefer Sutherland, Mariette Hartley and Joanna Cassidy. Written by

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Ernest Thompson to star in playhouse adaptation of ‘On Golden Pond’

By JAKE SHERIDANMonitor StaffPublished: 6/12/2019 5:20:27 PM Four decades after writing On Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson is finally ready to star in it. Thompson’s classic On Golden Pond opens the Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s professional season and returns to the state on Wednesday where its film adaptation was shot. In the play adaptation, Thompson will take the role of Norman, the aging curmudgeon at the center of the play, for the first time. “I’ve had a lot

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