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Magic for the Masses

Posted on March 6, 2015 by James Riley

Can little independent companies produce a television channel you’re willing to pay for? A few days ago, my fourteen your old son Gabriel re-discovered the visual wizardry of a young guy who can create glass-shattering car accidents without getting anyone hurt.  He can bring down skyscrapers without real-world tragedy. He can build entire underground command […]Continue Reading »

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1771 — A Day in the Life of a Country Lawyer

Posted on April 11, 2013 by James Riley

More Glorious Times Anon In June of 1771, the travelling attorney, John Adams, then thirty-five years old, had this to record in his journal about a day on the circuit court: Overtook Judge Cushing in his old curricle and two lean horses, and Dick, his negro, at his right hand, driving the curricle. This is the […]Continue Reading »

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A Cable For You II

Posted on February 19, 2013 by James Riley

As I observed in my last blog, the end of the conventional television world is now being predicted with more urgency.   How it will happen, and when, might be anyone’s guess but everyone seems to think major changes will continue to accelerate. What has been happening, for the last few years is a major […]Continue Reading »

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Courage, New Hampshire Production Blog #4: Meet Kathryn Gallagher and the Art Department

Posted on August 26, 2012 by Monique Lewis

“Ambition” is currently in post-production. This episode, chapter 4 of a Courage, New Hampshire miniseries, (otherwise known as “season one”), promises to be a real thriller. You can watch the “Ambition” trailer Here! Before the end of filming, and as I promised, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Kathryn Gallagher, who is […]Continue Reading »

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Introducing, Monique Lewis!

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Monique Lewis

Introducing, Monique Lewis! Monique joins the “Courage” family as an associate producer and marketing coordinator. Monique’s own “Courage” story is a little unique, in that, her family plays a “big part” in the production of the show. She is pumped to be a part of the marketing side of the program, as she believes in […]Continue Reading »

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The Photoshop Syndrome

Posted on April 15, 2012 by James Riley

Three weeks. That’s a big break in the production blog, and it has to do with, well, production. We’re working hard to bring in the next episode by the first week in May. On that front, there are a few cuts and transitions we’re still debating, but it’s pretty much a matter of color and […]Continue Reading »

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Mask Bloopers with Abby and Molly

Posted on February 25, 2012 by James Riley

VIDEO:  Okay, for Colony Bay Members only:  the perils of removing the mask..Continue Reading »

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Schedules, Money, Cameos, Housing

Posted on February 2, 2012 by James Riley

This week, we’ve been trying to juggle the schedules of our many different actors and crew, attempting to match them with the demands of our back lot — Riley’s Farm, where hundreds of students see a kind of live version of Courage, New Hampshire daily.    Frances Romero Mena has it nailed down about 90% […]Continue Reading »

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Reasons to Spread Courage!

Posted on November 18, 2011 by James Riley

Hi, folks.  James Riley here.   I wrote, directed, and acted in “Courage, New Hampshire,” and on behalf of the whole Courage, New Hampshire family (literally hundreds of people help make these episodes), I need to spend some time selling, so pay heed and spread the word. Reason #1 for buying Courage right now: IT […]Continue Reading »

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