Creating a Family-Friendly Film Industry in North Dakota


Dr. Rich Melheim

Co-author of “Young Four Eyes” and Princebury Advisory Board Member


Ruth Melheim Brubakken

Presidential Historian, 2009 Horace Mann Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Recipient, Senior Researcher of “Young Four Eyes”, co-author of the novel, ND teacher who retired in 2013 after 38 years at Jamestown Middle School.

Event 1: North Dakota Film Fund Initiative Banquet

July 3, Fort Lincoln in Mandan, ND

  • 5:30 Reception with welcome by Governor Jack Dalrymple
  • 6:30 Banquet
    • MC: Congressman Kevin Cramer
    • Invocation: Dr. Rich Melheim
    • Keynote: Dr. Ted Baehr
  • 8:00 Panel Discussion: Integrity, Politics and the Bully Spirit for the 21st Century. Panel Members: Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Clay Jenkinson, Dr. Sarah-Jane Murray, Christopher Williams, Chad Robert Stewart, David Peters, Ruth Melheim Brubakken, Darhweet Choi, Scott Davis, Gen Funkunaga
  • 9:00 Concert: Dance the night away with music under the North Dakota star with North Dakota’s own Jessie Veeder

The event is limited to 150 guests. We value your insight and look forward to gaining wisdom from your experiance as we bein exploring this “Bully” endeavor.

Event 2: Film Fund “Nuts and Bolts” Working Brunch and Press Conference

Thursday, July 4, The Bismarck Radisson

  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Keynote: “America: The Bully Spirit,” Theodore Roosevelt Malloch
  • 9:45 Presentation: The Big Picture. What would it take to build the infrastructure to turn North Dakota into the family-friendly film capitol of the world? The Princebury Team will unveil the details and invite questions as the vision-to-action planning begins.
  • 11:00 Press Conference

Space is limited to 40.

Event 3: The Medora Experience

Friday, July 5, Medora

The Princebury Team, Dr. Rich Melheim, and Clay Jenkinson will trek to Medora to scout Theodore Roosevelt scenes with Valerie J. Naylor, Superintendent of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, visit the Chateau de Mores, and enjoy the hospitality of Randy Hatzenbuhler, CEO of the TR Medora Foundation with the Pitch Fork Fondu and the Medora Musical.

This event is by invitation only, but you are welcome to join us at the Pitch Fork Fondue and the Medora Musical. Get your tickets at


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