MIFF By-the-Sea 2013

SCREENING IN BAR HARBOR How about a weekend on the Maine coast and a great movie? Ernest Thompson’s film TIME AND CHARGES has been chosen as an official selection for the MIFF By-the-Sea Film Festival. The movie premiered at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) in July, where it played to a very enthusiastic audience. Ernest will be in Bar Harbor to introduce the movie and host a Q&A after each screening. Friday, September 13 at

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Film Premiere

MIFF WEAVES FESTIVAL WITH THREADS OF REFLECTION, RESTORATION AND THE FRESHEST MATERIALS TO BE FOUND by Carol Patton ~ This year once again the Maine International Film Festival created a giant interwoven puzzle to be enjoyed piece by piece by everyone who made the trek to Waterville. For ten days in July Festival Director Shannon Haines and Festival Programmer Ken Eisen created a mix of screenings and events that offered universal appeal and were extremely

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Writing Workshop

SCREENWRITER OF ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ LEADS TALK AT WATERVILLE WORKSHOP by Jesse Scardina ~ WATERVILLE — Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson is no stranger to stars. At 32 years old, Thompson worked with Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. He has directed Robert Downey Jr. and acted alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman. On Tuesday afternoon, Thompson shared moments he cherishes the most with 40 guests at the Waterville Public Library. “I wish I could have had someone

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A Valentine to New Hampshire

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING WRITER ERNEST THOMPSON Interview with Rob Caldwell ~ Anchor Rob Caldwell talks Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson, author of “On Golden Pond,” about his latest movie TIME AND CHARGES, premiering at the Maine International Film Festival on July 16. Thompson will also offer a workshop on adapting life into film at the Maine International Film Festival. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 16th from 2:00-4:00 PM at Waterville Public Library. For more

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Festival Centerpiece

MAINE FILM FESTIVAL TO RUN GAMUT FROM HOLLYWOOD TO HOMEGROWN by Amy Calder ~ WATERVILLE — The Maine International Film Festival, which starts July 12, draws a flurry of excitement during its 10-day run as thousands of film enthusiasts from all over the world gather at both Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House to view 100 independent American and foreign films. Actors, film directors, writers and producers share their craft with audiences in

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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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Community Filmmaking

DIRECTOR FINDS NEW HAMPSHIRE IS PERFECT SPOT FOR MAKING MOVIE, TEACHING AND FILMMAKING by George Pelletier ~ There are few erudite men who couldn’t be less intrigued by the Hollywood propaganda machine than award-winning writer and director Ernest Thompson.   Huddled in New Hampton with a roster of Boston actors, unknown acting students, crew members and his production company, Whitebridge Farm, Thompson is about as far away from the box-office mentality of Tinseltown as any

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