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​​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. 

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/

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

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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Celebrity Guests

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
William Wellman
Rob Word

Panel Moderator
Ed Hulse

Friday Night Keynote Film

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Saturday Night Keynote Film

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