Yearly Archives: 2008

Holiday Party 2008

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Have you heard?  Research has shown that your happiness is tied directly to your social network. Come to your Coast Connection Holiday Party on Monday to increase your happiness, improve your health and add years to your life!  Monday, December 8th.  Culver Hotel.  8 to 11. Go to www.nebraskacoast.com for details.  We’re making it easy…you can buy your tickets right now online.  Get yours by the end of today (Fri) to get double the raffle tickets for great Nebraska prizes.   How about this for your holiday shopping?  Two brand new NCC T-Shirts will be unveiled at the party, and on sale only to party guests.  (Wait till you see these…they are hot!)  Get your tickets now…and see you at the party Monday!  Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon…  Where Glamorous Nebraska

NCC Salon Holiday Party-time.  TONIGHT!  Monday, December 8th. Culver Hotel. 8 to 11.   It‘s not too late to still get your tickets online at www.nebraskacoast.com.    Pay online if you can, but we will not turn away your cash at the door, if you show up tonight.  Just please, please let us know you are planning on coming so we can notify the hotel.  They are making some incredible food and drinks for us all, and we need to give them a headcount and pay for you by noon today!  Those of you who have been to our last few holiday parties know, the December Salon Party is not to be missed.  Great food & libations.  Glamorous atmosphere. Good people, some you only see once a year. Come and get in the holiday spirit with your friends from the Coast Connection Salon.  Santa will be there – we’ll take your picture with him if you want, naughty or nice.  And of course, free raffle tickets for the best Nebraska prizes of the year. How about this for your holiday shopping? Two brand new NCC T-Shirts will be unveiled at the party, and on sale only to party guests. (Wait till you see these…they are hot!)   Get your tickets now…and see you at the party tonight! Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon…  Where Glamorous Nebraska  Meets Down-Home Hollywood (Holiday Version)

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Scott Alvarez

Monday, November 10th, 2008

THE NEXT SALON IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH…  Our special guest Monday night will be Scott Alvarez, producer/writer/director and head of one of Hollywood’s hottest young film production companies, Cinema Revival.  Scott is in post now on his latest project, the feature “Por Vida,” about a Latina gang leader, now in post-production starring Danny Glover, Snoop Dogg and Elizabeth Pena.  Formerly of Gering, NE, Scott earned an electrical engineering degree from Stanford before founding his own commercial advertising and film production company in San Francisco in 1997, Insurgency Pictures. There Scott wrote, produced, and directed television commercials and marketing films for such national brands as Kelly Moore Paints and Books for Dummies.  In 1999, Scott founded Cinema Revival in order to launch his career as a motion picture writer/director/producer.   Come Monday and hear Scott’s take on how to make your dreams come true. We’ll also be putting together our plans for the holiday party in December – come join the team and get the scoop first.  OUR NEW HOME IN CULVER CITY…   Have you heard the news? THE HOLLYWOOD SALON HAS MOVED! Our new Salon home is at the historic Culver Hotel in “The Heart of Screenland,” Culver City! Did you know that Culver City was founded by Nebraskan Harry Culver, and that it was Harry who brought the movie studios there…birthplace of WIZARD OF OZ, GONE WITH THE WIND, CITIZEN KANE, and all the great old MGM musicals? Our Salons are now held in Harry Culver’s old office, rich with Hollywood legends, and likely haunted by Harry himself! If you’ve been to a Salon at the Culver, you know how cool it is.  If you haven’t been there, what are you waiting for? See you Monday, October 10th!

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Mimi Mayer & Jeff Patterson

Monday, October 8th, 2008

The next Hollywood Salon is coming up on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13th…and it will be something for everyone…  At the October Salon you’ll meet Mimi Mayer, partner of Angel City Talent, and formerly of Grand Island, NE. They cast for commercials, film & tv, stage and print, and have clients running in national campaigns and several series regulars. Come and hear what a real Hollywood casting agent is looking for, how to build your career, how to survive strikes, and more. Mimi will be happy to accept your headshots, so bring your pix & resumes.  Also joining us again will be Jeff Patterson of Seed Coaching. He will help you get out of your own way and visualize your own success, then help you become all you can be to go get it. His work can help you know the keys of making not only your career work, but your whole life!  OUR NEW HOME IN CULVER CITY…  Have you heard the news?  THE HOLLYWOOD SALON HAS MOVED! Our new Salon home is at the historic Culver Hotel in “The Heart of Screenland,” Culver City!  Did you know that Culver City was founded by Nebraskan Harry Culver, and that it was Harry who brought the movie studios there…birthplace of WIZARD OF OZ, GONE WITH THE WIND, CITIZEN KANE, and all the great old MGM musicals?  Our Salons are now held in Harry Culver’s old office, rich with Hollywood legends, and likely haunted by Harry himself!  We had a great first evening there last month…people said this is our best Salon home yet.  It’s going to be another super-sized evening at our new Salon home…Harry Culver’s office in the Culver Hotel.  See you Monday, October 13th! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS, RSVP INFO and MORE… http://www.nebraskacoast.com Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon – in our new home – at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

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Julie Lugo-Cerra, Salon Moves to Culver

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Did you hear…THE HOLLYWOOD SALON IS MOVING!   Our new Salon home will be at the historic CULVER HOTEL in Culver City!  Starting Monday, September 8th, DON’T go to CBS, but instead to downtown Culver City, “The Heart of Screenland.”  Did you know that the founder of Culver City was from Milford, Nebraska? Did you know it was Nebraskan Harry Culver who brought the movie studios there…birthplace of WIZARD OF OZ, GONE WITH THE WIND, CITIZEN KANE, and all the MGM musicals?  Harry Culver’s “skyscraper” hotel was the showplace of his new town when it opened in 1924, and it was the home of many stars, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Rudy Valentino, Ronald Reagan and Joan Crawford among them. Judy Garland and the Munchkins stayed here, too.  Across the street from the hotel is where King Kong roared and where Rhett kissed Scarlett. Where Orson Welles and DW Griffith and CB DeMille all were directing their masterpieces. Down the road is where Fred Astaire was dancing on the ceiling and Gene Kelly was singing in the rain. Lassie, Batman, Andy Griffith, and Lucy all hung out in the neighborhood, too.  Our Salons will be held in Harry Culver’s old office, rich with Hollywood legends, and likely haunted by Harry himself! The first Salon in our new home on September 8th will be a tribute to Harry Culver and his Nebraska-to- Hollywood heritage. Come see our beautiful new digs and hear all about Harry’s romance with a starlet, the secret tunnels to MGM, how John Wayne saved the hotel, and much more!  It will be a grand celebration on Monday, September 8th… as the Hollywood Salon moves to Culver City… and Nebraskan Harry Culver brings us all back to his Home Sweet Home.

NEWSFLASH…NEWSFLASH…NEWSFLASH…  We’ve just uncovered an extremely rare newsreel from the 1920s documenting the history of Nebraskan Harry Culver and his founding of the movie industry in Culver City.  This film has never been screened before – be the first to see it at the Hollywood Salon in our new Culver Hotel location tomorrow night!  (We’re meeting in Harry’s old office, so you never know if the ghost of Harry himself will make an appearance…)  Also joining us at the Salon tomorrow will be Culver City Historian Julie Lugo-Cerra, expert on Harry Culver and the movies made in Culver City.  She’s starting right at 8pm, so don’t be late – you won’t want to miss her presentation and Q&A about our new home and the Nebraskan who founded it all.  Don’t forget, we’ll be at The Culver Hotel tomorrow, starting at 7:30pm…all details on our website:  www.nebraskacoast.com

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Jim Crotty

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Big Salon News…THE HOLLYWOOD SALON IS MOVING!  As of this month, the Salons will no longer be held at CBS TV City. In August, we will be meeting at the Farmer’s Market community room. Stay tuned for new developments as the NCC finds its new Salon home in the months to come.  The big topic for the August Salon will be the future of The Hollywood Salon. After many years, CBS policy has forced us to find a new Salon location. We want to use the opportunity to make the Salon bigger and better than ever. Do you have ideas on where we should meet? When? How often? This is your chance to be heard and help make the Salon what you want it to be. For this month only, we’ll be meeting in the Farmer’s Market, right next door to CBS…see details on our website, and be sure to RSVP.  CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS, RSVP INFO and MORE… http://www.nebraskacoast.com   Our special guest on Monday is an old Salon favorite, Jim Crotty of Monk Media. Jim hails from Omaha, and has made his mark as a published author, blogger, media maven, teacher and filmmaker. He is the co-founder of Monk Media, a national design and web company that specializes in helping to create a brand.  What is YOUR personal or company brand? Do you have one and is it working for you? Jim can help steer you toward content, design and marketing that will take you to the next level.  www.monk.com and www.crottyfarmreport.com  It is time for a make-over, and Jim’s the guy to help you…and the Salon…do it. See you at our temporary home on August 11th at the Farmer’s Market.   Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon at CBS-TV…  …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

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Jon Kelley

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Looking forward to seeing you at the next Hollywood Salon on July 14th…we’ll be starting a little earlier than normal, so get there by 8 if you can.  Our guest will be the NCC’s own Host of Hollywood, JON KELLEY of THE MOLE and EXTRA.  Since he last guested with us, Jon has taken over the hosting duties at THE MOLE from CNN‘s Anderson Cooper. This hit ABC reality show is playing now, and keeping America guessing all summer. (You can see the latest episodes and read Jon’s host blog on the abc.com website).  For six years, Jon was the weekend anchor and reporter for EXTRA at Warner Bros. Before that were gigs for many FOX Sports shows and as a player for the Denver Broncos. But before all his illustrious Hollywood career, he was a Cornhusker football player, a UNL broadcast journalism student, and a native of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Come help us celebrate Jon’s new job, and maybe get a few secrets of making it in the biz from a great Nebraskan and a classy guy. The Salon is Monday, July 14th.   CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS, RSVP INFO and MORE… http://www.nebraskacoast.com   While you’re there, don’t miss the upcoming events on the NCC website Bulletin Board.  This month, The Midwest Entertainment Connection invites all NCCers to their SUMMER BBQ PICNIC on July 27th.   Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon at CBS-TV…  …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

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Mari Weiss

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Welcome to summer at the Hollywood Salon on June 9th.  Longtime Salon-favorite Mari Weiss returns with other special voiceover guests to help you start or kickstart your voice career.  Mari is a William Morris talent and has been a working voice actor for over 17 years. She’s done hundreds of commercials you’ve heard including Blue Cross, Hometown Buffet, Public Storage and the latest McDonald’s campaign. Her promo work includes ABC and the Oxygen network.  Animation credits include Happy Feet, HBO??s Crashbox, Duckman and many others.  Don’t miss this chance to hear Mari’s secrets of success, and get your own voice working for you.  She’s coached many actors to successful careers of their own.  She’ll be bringing friends to give you their take on it also — stay tuned for info on her special guests from the voiceover business.  We’ll also have our annual visit from Jay Skovec and Janelle Frese who will fill us in on this summer’s PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS in Laguna.  Plus, awesome Husker and Pageant raffle prizes, refreshments, and all the schmoozing you can handle.  The Salon is Monday, June 9th at CBS-TV.  See you there! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS, RSVP INFO and MORE… http://www.nebraskacoast.com   While you’re there, check out the new PHOTO GALLERY of the April and May Salons, including shots of you with our guests CHARLIE TUNA and RYAN QUINCY (and his Emmy!)  Plus, don’t miss these upcoming events on the website Bulletin Board:  +++Jen Hendrickson’s REC ROOM COMEDY on Sunday, June 8th in North Hollywood  +++Justin Baker’s COMEDY & MUSIC FUNDRAISER fighting arthritis on Wednesday, June 11th in LA   Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon at CBS-TV…  …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

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Ryan Quincy

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Want to get your hands on an Emmy Award?  Ryan Quincy just won one.  And he and his Emmy will be joining us at the next Hollywood Salon on Monday, May 12th.    Ryan is the Director of Animation for Comedy Central’s SOUTH PARK.  He started drawing in his hometown of Holdrege, Nebraska, and right through school at UNK.  Soon after coming to Hollywood, he got his start on animated shorts for MAD TV, and then work for his neighbors from Colorado, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who were making a movie based on SOUTH PARK.  They asked him to join them on the series, and Ryan’s been with them ever since.    He won the Emmy with the show last fall, and we’ve been trying to help him celebrate at the Salon ever since.  This is the first break he’s had to come and join us, and considering his crazy hours on SP, it may be awhile before he can make it back again.  The NCC has a new video projection system for the Salons.  We’ll be showing some of Ryan’s favorite work from the show, as well as some of his own incredible (completely beautiful and totally wacked-out) animation, including some recent music videos.  And, yes, you can even get your picture taken with his Emmy.  See you Monday at the Salon.  Full details & RSVP info on our website: http://www.nebraskacoast.com    HAVE YOU MARKED YOUR 2008 CALENDAR YET?  The Hollywood Salon is always on the Second Monday of each month. Here are the dates for 2008…  May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8    Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon at CBS-TV…  …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

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Charlie Tuna

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Coming to the Hollywood Salon on Monday, April 14th, will be a legend in radio and television…Charlie Tuna.  Charlie has been at the top of radio in Los Angeles and around the country for decades: KHJ, KROQ, KIIS and now K-EARTH. As morning drive personality and DJ for many of the biggest music stations, and as the announcer on TV games shows, commercials, the Mike Douglas Show, Casey Kasem and many more, millions have known his voice. Now you will meet the man behind the voice.  He started out as Art Ferguson in Kearney, Nebraska, emceeing the local dances in high school. Today he ‘s at the top of showbiz, with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He ‘s an indelible part of the history of radio, rock & roll and Hollywood. And a pioneering showbiz hero and favorite son of Nebraska.  You can see photos of Charlie with tons of stars, hear archives of his interviews with the tops in music and entertainment at www.charlietuna.com.  Don ‘t miss this chance to meet Charlie in person and hear his stories of 40 years of broadcasting. It ‘s all at The Hollywood Salon on Monday, April 14th!   Full details & RSVP info on our website: http://www.nebraskacoast.com    HAVE YOU MARKED YOUR 2008 CALENDAR YET?  The Hollywood Salon is always on the Second Monday of each month. Here are the dates for 2008…  April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8    Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon at CBS-TV…  …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

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Richard Yannich

Monday, March 10th is the next Hollywood Salon…We’re going to throw open the executive offices and give you a chance to meet a bigwig studio “suit.” Our special guest will be one of the top executives at CBS/Paramount, Richard Yannich.  Do you watch CSI, Survivor, Medium and NCIS? So do millions of people in Australia, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world, thanks to the man who is our guest tonight. Richard heads a team that sells and distributes top CBS/Paramount television shows internationally.  He’s the Senior Vice President for CBS TV Distribution International Operations, and he’ll be at the March Salon to share with you the ins and outs of making it as a Hollywood executive. He has a long history of working in features and television at the studios and for major networks. He’s also a family man who knows how to juggle the demands of a high-pressure career with quality life. And his staff says he’s one of the funnest bosses anybody could have.  Don’t miss the chance to meet Richard and get a leg up on your executive ladder. See you TONIGHT!  Full details & RSVP info on our website: http://www.nebraskacoast.com  The Hollywood Salon at CBS-TV Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

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