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Celebrity Guests

​​Ben Mankiewicz

Ben Mankiewitz 2Ben Mankiewicz is a host of Turner Classic Movies. When he made his TCM debut in September 2003, he became only the second host hired in the network's history. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mankiewicz graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He began his television career as a producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., before starting his on-air work as a news reporter and anchor at WCSC, the CBS affiliate in Charleston, SC. He moved south to Miami in 1998 to become a reporter for Barry Diller's innovative start-up station, WAMI-TV, and in 1999 and 2000 he was named Best TV News Anchor in South Florida by the weekly newspaper New Times. 

Mankiewicz is from a film family himself. His grandfather was screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (“Citizen Kane”) and great uncle Joseph L. Mankiewicz was a producer and director of “All About Eve”) and the type of films you would see on TCM. His father, Frank Mankiewicz, was longtime president of National Public Radio. 

Ben joins us this year to celebrate "Western Directors" bringing his vast film experience and love of movies to our panels and screenings. 

Bob Boze Bell

Bob Boze Bell ImageIn 1999, Bob Boze Bell bought True West magazine (published since 1953) and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, Arizona. Bob has published and illustrated groundbreaking books on Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday and his series on Western gunfights is titled Classic Gunfights. Bob's subjects include but are not limited to commercial illustration, Cowboys, Figure/Figurative, Western Cowboys, Indians, and horses and mediums include gouache, scratchboard, oil and watercolor.

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Wyatt McCrea

Wyatt_McCrea_72dpiWyatt McCrea is the oldest grandchild of the late actor Joel McCrea and his actress wife Frances Dee.  Wyatt is the co-owner of Third Point Productions, which produces primarily television content, commercials and music videos.  He serves as Executive Producer for several television projects currently under development or in pre-production.  Most recently Wyatt was featured as deputy Walt Tyler in the western feature “Canyon Trail”, he has been featured in both print and internet advertising for Uberti/Benelli USA, has appeared on the cable series “Call 911” and on the History channels series “Big History”, as well as various local commercials.  

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Diamond Farnsworth

diamondfarsworthDiamond Farnsworth is an accomplished stuntman, serving as stunt coordinator on the show NCIS, and before that working on JAG and Quantum Leap. Diamond is the son of Academy Award winning actor/stuntman Richard Farnsworth, who was also a one-time guest of the Festival. Diamond began his stunt career in 1968 and has been serving as a stunt coordinator since 1980. He began with Paint Your Wagon and served as a stunt double for Sylvester Stallone in First Blood, Rambo and Rhinestone. He has also doubled Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid and Jeff Bridges. 

Larry Maurice

larry_doorwayLarry Maurice is Lone Pine’s favorite Cowboy Poet and Master of Ceremonies. He has spent the last twenty years as a cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada. Over the last few years, Larry has had to juggle his need to be on horseback with his busy entertainment schedule.  A sought after entertainer, not only for his cowboy poetry that speaks from the heart of the day-to-day cowboy, but also for his ability to breathe life into the history of the American West. From the Thursday Night Museum Gala, to the closing campfire in the park on Sunday, Larry will keep things moving along.

See http://larrymaurice.com/

Poets Writers

Larry's participation in our Festival is underwritten by the  Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation."

Ed Hulse

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Ed Hulse has been a journalist and film historian for over 30 years. His essays, reviews and news stories about the home-video and motion-picture industries have appeared in such mainstream publications as PREMIERE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, THE NEW YORKER, and the NEW YORK TIMES, as well as the trade journals VARIETY, MILLIMETER, VIDEO BUSINESS, and THIS WEEK IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS. During the late 1980s his work was syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. For four years he edited a monthly magazine, VIDEO REVIEW'S PREVIEWS. He co-edited (with Packy Smith) the revised and expanded 1994 version of DON MILLER'S HOLLYWOOD CORRAL and was contributing editor to LEONARD MALTIN'S MOVIE ENCYCLOPEDIA. Between 2000 and 2007 he was the lead critic and celebrity interviewer for the Film/Video section of Barnes&Noble.com. Hulse is the author of THE FILMS OF BETTY GRABLE, FILMING THE WEST OF ZANE GREY, THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO COLLECTING PULPS, and DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS. For nearly four years he hosted MOVIE MANIA, the nation's first public-access cable TV show devoted exclusively to movies. For many years he has participated in the Lone Pine Film Festival and edited its annual journal, LONE PINE IN THE MOVIES. 

Ed will be partipating in a number of panels and presentations. In the Museum, he will join Wyatt McCrea for a discussion on their new book, Francis Dee: A Film History.

Museum Theater
Friday @ 1:00 PM 
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Join Ed in the Museum Theater on Friday @ 3:30 for "Pulp Page to the Silver Screen" as he chronicles  the history of dime novels of the 1890s and their destiny with Hollywood. Admittance by Festival Button Only.

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Cheryl Rogers-Barnett

CherylCheryl Rogers Barnett is the adopted daughter of Roy Rogers and his first wife, Arline, who died of complications following childbirth when Cheryl was six years old. While on a personal appearance tour in Texas, Roy stopped off in Dallas and visited the babies at Hope Cottage. As Roy told it, all the babies in the nursery would cry whenever he leaned over their cribs and tickled them under the chin. All, that is, except Cheryl, who grasped his finger, smiled and cooed. He said it was love at first sight and he couldn't wait to take her home to Arline. A year following Arline's death, Roy married his co-star Dale Evans on New Year's Eve of 1947 and, as they say, the rest is history.

Cheryl's acting career was extremely brief, as a child she was introduced in the film feature "Meet Roy Rogers." Had a line in "Trail of Robin Hood" and in the "Outlaws of Paradise Valley" episode of the Roy Rogers TV Show.

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Rob Word

Rob_Word_72_dpiEmmy nominated Television writer/producer Rob Word has held senior management positions at Pax TV Network, Orion, ITC, Qintex, Hal Roach Studios, Filmways, CST Entertainment and as a senior producer and programming consultant for Columbia TriStar, Lionsgate, MGM-UA, and Starz/Encore Media. 

Rob Moderates
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Rupert Hitzig 

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As one of the founding fathers and producer of the prestigious Golden Boot Awards, Rob's love of the West best describes his work as a producer, writer and artist.  His work reflects his passion and he continues on his quest to capture the beauty of the outdoors on canvas and film!  His Western credits include: writing and producing the top rated CBS movie, Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone; hosting and producing Western Round-Up starring Roy Rogers for PBS; overseeing the marketing of the landmark mini-series Lonesome Dove, producing 13 half-hours of Young Duke: The Series, Executive Producing Roy Rogers: An American Hero for A&E's "Biography" and writing and directing the western short, The Tracker, an Official Selection of the 2010 Lone Pine Film Festival.  

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Diamond Farnsworth
Ben Mankiewicz

Master of Ceremonies

Larry Maurice

Guest Authors & Panelists
Cheryl Rogers Barnett
Bob Boze Bell
Scott Eyman
Paul Andre Hutton
John Lagellier

Wyatt McCrea
Petrine Day Mitchum
Rob Word

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Ed Hulse

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