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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Community Film Award and More

“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.

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New CD Launch: April 17

ONE SHOW ONLY! Ray Porcell and Oscar Winner Ernest Thompson Launch New CD and Premiere New Music Video – Sunday, April 17 | 2:00 pm – Longtime singer-songwriter Ray Porcell and Academy Award-winning writer of ON GOLDEN POND Ernest Thompson will launch their new CD on April 17 at 2:00 pm at the historic Pitman’s Freight Room, in Laconia, NH. Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial and Energysavers of Meredith, this event is a rare opportunity to see

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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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“Heavenly Angle” Movie Trailer

I COULD BE YOUR ANGEL After a riotous premiere at the Woods Hole Film Festival, HEAVENLY ANGLE played to nonstop laughter at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) and to more laughs at MIFF By-the-Sea in Bar Harbor. We had a gratifying homecoming at Plymouth’s fabulous Flying Monkey Theatre and other screenings are in the works, as well, so stay tuned. Like TIME AND CHARGES, HEAVENLY ANGLE was offered by Whitebridge Farm Productions as On Location Training but this

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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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Two Films, Two Festivals

TOO MAGICAL TO MENTION by Ernest Thompson ~ If you made the drive this summer from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where my movie ON GOLDEN POND was shot, across to Waterville, Maine, then down to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, you’d be tracing the mythical journey Whitebridge Farm Productions has been on the last few years; we just took the long way.   Our first movie, TIME AND CHARGES, will have its world premiere at

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Joan Osborne Takes a Look Around Heavenly Angle

OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW FILM A hundred or so characters in HEAVENLY ANGLE sing their version of “Look Around,” as part of their audition in the movie within the movie. “Of all the scenes in all the films I’ve directed, this is one of my favorites,” Ernest said. “There’s such a sensation of the joy of performing. The enthusiasm is incredible, in spite of the poignancy of the lyric. The lyric is saying, ‘before

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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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