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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IMAGINE A Movie: Part 1

CREATING A SCRIPT FROM SCRATCH by Ernest Thompson ~ It starts with the story. Everybody’s got one. I sure have enough people approaching me with the greatest idea ever and wouldn’t I like to write it for them? No, is my standard answer and it’s not personal. Write it yourself, I always say, then it will be personal. Personal’s good. Not as in we can’t wait to hear the sexy secrets of your shocking biography,

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Passion and Politics

TWO NEW FILMS FROM WHITEBRIDGE FARM PRODUCTIONS by Ernest Thompson ~ ELYSIAN FARM – A complicated young man rescues a little girl from her abusive parents and is instantly suspected of kidnapping. And the chase is on.   PLATO’S PARTY – A college professor is far more interesting, witty and intelligent than the presidential candidates whose debate he’s moderating and is approached to run as a favorite son.   I’ve spent four years scripting and directing, acting

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Films and Plays, Oh, My

PLAYWRIGHT ERNEST THOMPSON PREMIERES NEW FILM by Leigh Sharps ~ NEW HAMPTON — Playwright Ernest Thompson’s name seems to be everywhere this summer, with his Oscar-winning play (and movie) “On Golden Pond” shining brightly on the stage in Laconia. Thompson, for the first time, is playing the mailman, ‘Charlie,’ in his own play, and also directing it at Pitman’s Freight Room theater on New Salem Street in the city. While the ‘Pond’ is certainly of

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17 New Songs

ERNEST THOMPSON TO INTRODUCE SONGS SUNG BY RAY PORCELL THIS SATURDAY BRISTOL—Academy Award-winning writer of “On Golden Pond” Ernest Thompson will introduce 17 new songs in the intimate Back Room at The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 pm. Composed and performed by his close friend Ray Porcell, a local legend in his own right, the songs will be introduced by Thompson, who will talk about their genesis and about

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