Gretchen Libby & Ryan Wiederkehr of Industrial Light & Magic


Gretchen Libby is Executive in Charge of Business Development & Global Strategy at Industrial Light & Magic.  She joined the company in 1997.  Gretchen has worked on a number of films, including "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," "Avatar," "Star Trek" and "Iron Man."

Ryan Wiederkehr is Production Manager at Industrial Light and Magic.  He has traveled around the world working on location for films including "Transformers 1 & 2," "Indiana Jones 4," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Battleship."

For more information on Industrial Light & Magic click here:  INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC


Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.

Amtrak changes Monday evening schedule

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Due to the crash on Monday morning, Amtrak has made changes to the rest of its Monday evening schedule. The changes are as follows:

Amtrak has combined the 5PM and 5:40PM into the 5:40PM, which will go as far as Dover, NH. The train should arrive in Dover around 7:10PM.

Passengers going farther North will be transferred to buses and taken on to the other stops and finally to Portland.

The last train of the night is scheduled to leave Boston at 11:20PM. Amtrak hopes that run will be on schedule.

As for Southbound service, the next train is scheduled for 7:55PM and amtrak is now planning to make that run. It's asking passengers to be at the station by 7:15PM and to anticipate delays. If that 7:55 southbound train doesn't run, passengers will be transferred to buses.

Amtrak asks passengers who aren't already ticketed to find alternative transportation.

Director Alan Myerson


Alan Myerson has directed more than 200 television episodes for shows including Miami Vice, Laverne & Shriely, The Bob Newhart Show, Friends, Boston Public and Ally McBeal.  Myerson was a founding member of the Directors Unit of the Actors Studio.  Alan Myerson was back at Maine Media Workshops in Rockland teaching a course on The Director's Craft.

For more information on Alan Myerson and Maine Media Workshops click here:  MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS


Fashion Photographer David Turner


David Turner began his photography career 20 years ago in Milan, Italy shooting features for some of the world's top fashion magazines. He is famous for his portraits of designers Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Turner frequently contribues to W magazine, Harpers Bazaar, and Seventeen Magazine.

On June 26th, Turner taught a workshop called "The 15-minute Portrait" at the Media Workshops in Rockport.

For more information about David Turner click here: DAVID TURNER

For more information on Maine Media Workshops click here: MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS.


Author James L. Witherell


Maine native James L. Witherell tells the story of the man behind L.L. Bean in his new book "L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company." Witherell's book takes us from Leon Leonwood Bean's first boot and his now famous garantee to give a 100% refund for any faulty product to his death in Flroida in 1967 and the growth of the company under his grandson, Leon Gorman.

James Witherell will be at the following locations this summer to support his book:

July 9 - Maine Summer Book Festival, Boothbay Harbor: Railway Museum 12:30 -3:30pm

July 20 - Kennebooks, Kennebunkport

July 29 - Belfast Bound Book Festival, Belfast

August 3 - Bull Moose, Scarborough

August 17 - Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

August 26 - Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta

Aucust 27 - Books & Things, Norway

Body recovered from water believed to be missing fisherman

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Crews have recovered the body of a man they believe was the fisherman at the center of a water search Sunday evening.

Officials were searching the water for a 38 year old man from Bath.

Authorities say the man and a woman were fishing on a sandbar Sunday when he fell into the water.

The woman jumped in to help him.

Another kayaker in the area saw what happened and was able to get the woman to safety but they were unable to reach the man.

Officials say there was a strong current when the three were in the water.

We will have more on this story tonight on NEWS CENTER at 11.