Colony Bay TV

The Press

July 7, 2011 by James Riley

Like any profession, the media has its share of rogues and whores.   A few years ago, a production company came out here (Riley’s Farm) and promised us they intended to film a simple reality show featuring a family who loved visiting our farm.   That was just about the last true statement they made in our brief history […]

When Evil Wears Good Manners

July 6, 2011 by James Riley

If Courage, New Hampshire, were, well, Courage, Virginia, we might have a more flamboyant royal governor for the show, but this being New Hampshire in 1770, we have one John Wentworth (right) to study, and he’s just that — an interesting study.  The enemies of the Wentworth family, in New Hampshire, called his extended kin “The […]

Executions and Hangings 1769

July 3, 2011 by James Riley

A trip through the New Hampshire Gazette, starting with December, 1768, including a report, in some detail, on the hanging and burning of Susannah Lott “..Last week a Court-Martial was held on board His Majesty’s Ship Mermaid, for the Trial of some Sailors for Desertion;  two were sentenced to be flogged from Ship to Ship, & another […]


June 30, 2011 by James Riley

What a week — lots of DVDs loaded up in big postal containers, a media storm from both friendly and hostile voices, and a lot of talk, by everyone about something called “distribution.”

History is alive and redemptive

June 29, 2011 by Randy Gibson

In 1968 my parents took my younger brother Dave and I on a six week adventure in a truck and camper.  I was 11 years old and my brother was 9. We traversed the United States across it’s mid section and headed up the historic east coast and into French Canada visiting Montreal. We then […]

At the Premiere

June 29, 2011 by James Riley

Update:  a presidential news conference bumped us on Fox News this morning, so we’ll be on same time, same channel tomorrow. If you’ve known this particular Colony Bay correspondent for any length of time, you know I can be a tad cynical about the little rituals of Hollywood, but we had a fantastic time the other night […]

Heah, New England is our franchise..

June 26, 2011 by James Riley

Just one of the many indications of British troops deserting to New Hampshire. You think they hung out in Portsmouth, next to the rest of the regiment? Hmmm…  New Hampshire Gazette, May 5, 1769.  (Click Graphic for a larger version of the image.) The dirty little secret about a few history lovers is that they treat their […]

Courage Meets the Nation..

June 24, 2011 by James Riley

I felt a tad silly yesterday, and the day before, waiting for a phone interview from The Hollywood Reporter, but I’m glad I hung around and waited for their call.   The story, which just started running yesterday at about 5:00 PM almost instantly mushroomed

Production Update June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011 by James Riley

Mary, Mallory, Wilhemina and I drove out to Glendale to monitor the final audio mix of episode 1 yesterday.  This step involves watching dialogue against lip-synch, approving foley art, (which was great), and checking to make the score (beautifully composed by

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