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July 1, 2013

The River Why on Showtime

HI All,

Check out The River Why on Showtime this month.  And check out our stars:  Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, Kathleen Quinlan, Dallas Roberts, William Devane and William Hurt.

Enjoy the film!


January 10, 2013

GREENLIT – About the making of The River Why – Now on iTunes

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Miranda Bailey, one of The River Why Executive Producers, directed this wry and insightful documentary about our attempts to make The River Why green.  It’s  now available on Itunes.  Zach Gilford, William Hurt, Amber Heard, Matthew Leutwyler, Kristi Denton Cohen, Tom Cohen and others talk about our efforts in this film.

Facebook the link for your friends and family…but more importantly rate it!!! and have everyone you know RATE IT… rating it is FREE and really helps our films.

You can pre order Greenlit and buy it – that will be a huge help in pushing Itunes to promote it. It also promotes awareness of The River Why, which is on our website, Netflix and other places.

November 19, 2012

Give “The River Why” video and share some beauty

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HI All,

We just reduced the costs of “The River Why” DVD and Blu-ray.  The DVD is now $14.99 and the Blu-ray is now $16.99.  They make great gifts for the holidays!

Thanks and good times to you all.

July 24, 2012


I can’t stop thinking about the Aurora movie theater shootings.  Not just the extreme sadness caused by such senseless violence, but by the fact some of the movie goers thought the tear gas and shootings were part of the special effects.  Scary stuff when we get so used to violence in movies we don’t know when the real thing is happening.  I’m glad for our wonderful audience which has chosen to take a break from all that and allowed themselves The River Why.  Our director, Matt Leutwyler, wanted the movie to (grow and) flow like a river.  It’s a gift.

For those of you wanting some additional inspiration, check out this clip from my new favorite show, “Newsroom”.

“The first step in solving any problems is recognizing there is one….”

April 1, 2011

“The River Why” at University of Puget Sound April 8; River clean up April 9

There will be a special screening of “The River Why” at Rausch Auditorium at the University of Puget Sound on April 8 at 7 pm.  The event will be preceded at 6 pm by a conversation with the producer, Kristi Denton Cohen (me) , and Todd Ambs, the President of River Network, a national organization whose mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain the health of our country.

On April 9, University of Puget Sound students and other volunteers will be  joining members of the Puget Creek Restoration Society to clean up Puget Creek. Those interested in volunteering are welcome to either meet at the President’s House on the University of Puget Sound campus at 8:40am (in order to walk over), or meet at Puget Creek at 9am. Gear will be provided. Signing up ahead of time (by contacting is preferred, though not necessary.

The students at the University are doing exactly what I hope other viewers of the film will be inspired to do: not only enjoy the film, but follow that up with action to protect the rivers and fish it so beautifully portrays.  April 9 is also my birthday, and this is the best present ever!

January 11, 2011

Zach Gilford, star of “The River Why” in “Off the Map”

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HI All,
Watch for Zach’s new series, “Off the Map”, on ABC January 12 at 10 pm. The new drama is about a group of young doctors — “Wonderfalls” favorite Caroline Dhavernas, Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) and our own Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, “The River Why”) — who enlist for work at a medical clinic in the tropics.

Check it out!

September 21, 2010

October Film Festivals in Bend, Oregon and Gig Hargor, Washington

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Hi All,
The Bend Film Festival, in Bend, Oregon, is screening “The River Why” at 3 pm, October 8. I’ll be there, too, so please come say hi and let me know what you think of the film.

There is a second screening of the film on October 10 at 10:am in Bend.

The Gig Harbor Film Festival screens “The River Why” on Friday, October 15 at 7:45. Josh Murphy, our 2nd unit director, fish biologist extraordinaire and one of our co-producers, will be in attendance. Gig Harbor is roughly 30 miles SW of Seattle.


August 24, 2010

Hiding out in some mountains, by some lakes and rivers for a few days

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But hope those of you in New York get a chance to see “The River Why” Friday night, Aug 27, at 7:30 pm at the Tribeca Cinemas.  Also, on Saturday, “Greenlit”  screens – a great/funny documentary about how we tried to make “The River Why” as green as possible on our limited budget.  Produced by our co-production partner, Ambush Entertainment and directed by Miranda Bailey.

I’ll be doing some thinking on my trip and was wondering…..what do you think are the most pressing issues facing river and/or fish conservation these days?  If all of a sudden, you found yourself on a national podium, what would you want to talk about?

Let me know.  I’ll be back sometime next week.

ciao for now,


July 19, 2010

“The River Why” at Rhode Island International Film Festival

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Escape the heat of summer:   “The River Why” screens Saturday, August 14 at 3pm at the VMA Arts and Culture Center in Providence, Rhode Island.  For tickets, go to:

June 18, 2010

Special Benefit screening SOLD OUT!

A special benefit screening of “The River Why” on June 23 at the ILM Premier Theater in the Presidio (San Francisco) is SOLD OUT!!  The screening benefits Friends of The River ( and California Trout (  Special sponsors are Patagonia, Leland and the Orchard Hotel.  Many thanks to all!

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