Yearly Archives: 2009

Chris Klein & Holiday Bash

Monday, December 14th, 2009

A Red Hot Deal on the Red Hot Party of the Year. Santa just heard that you’re not signed up yet for the NCC Holiday Party on Dec 14th. How would $10 bucks off the price of admission suit you?  It’s a SPECIAL DISCOUNT, but you have to act fast. A limited number of tickets are now only $15,
until Dec 12th.  (And yes, volunteers still get $5 off for helping, so you can actually attend for just $10!).  When they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t wait. These SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKETS were provided by one of our Champions, so no one will have to miss this great party.  The discount tickets are designed to help those in our group who might be a little stretched this holiday season.  Unemployed actors and under-appreciated writers deserve a great party, too!  If you can buy your ticket at the regular price of $25, it will help those who wouldn’t make it otherwise.  And to show our gratitude, all $25 tickets come with not just one but TEN raffle tickets, so you are practically guaranteed to win one of our fabulous prizes.

Ticket Prices: SPECIAL Discount – $15.00; Regular Price – (w/10 raffle tickets) $25.00;  SPECIAL Volunteer $10.00.

Hollywood Salon Holiday Bash Culver Hotel on the evening of Monday, December 14th.  Details at nebraskacoast.com. Our elves have been working overtime to make this an amazing night: Gourmet food & special drinks from the Culver Hotel. A LIVE concert by the sensational new band Jen & Abby The best raffle prizes of the year (signed poster from Alexander Payne Husker football collectibles, Omaha Steaks, Big Red shirts & caps & more…) THE NEBRASKA MARKETPLACE, with stuff for sale from our talented musicians, authors & artists:  CDs, books, DVDs, jewelry, coupons for massages or coaching — get all your Christmas shopping done at the party, and help your fellow NCCers in the process!  (Do you have stuff or services you want to sell at the Marketplace? Email claudiacox@msn.com for details. Can you pitch in?  We’ll knock $5 off your admission if you can.  To volunteer to help at the check-in desk or for any other questions email Misa: misamdoi@gmail.com. Invite your friends! This is your party, so come and celebrate with the gang at the Coast Connection…we can’t have a party without you!

…NEWSFLASH…NEWSFLASH…NEWSFLASH…CHRIS KLEIN (Election, American Pie) will be our special guest at the Nebraska Coast Connection Holiday Bash on Monday, Dec 14th. Chris is an Omaha-to-Hollywood success story.  Discovered as a high school student in the halls of Millard West by Director Alexander Payne in 1998, Chris Klein became an overnight sensation in Payne’s movie Election.  He then starred in American Pie (1 & 2), Rollerball, Just Friends, The Long Weekend, The United States of Leland and many more film and tv roles.This will be Chris Klein’s first appearance at a Hollywood Salon.  Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the season with one of Nebraska’s biggest stars. The party starts at 8pm on Monday, Dec
14th at the Culver Hotel in Culver City, California.  Details on our website at www.nebraskacoast.com. Our special $15 discounted tickets are going fast…get yours now here via PayPal or on the NCC website. After Dec 12th, all tickets will be $25.

Tonight’s the night…Chris Klein, Santa and other VIP guests, plus all your NCC friends at the Hollywood Salon Holiday Bash at the Culver Hotel in Culver City. Jam out! The awesome new band — Jen & Abby — will be playing a live concert. Stuff your stockings!  Nebraska Marketplace will offer sales of CDs, books and wearables made or contributed by NCCers. Party Hearty! Gourmet food and drink by the Culver.  Lights and decking of the halls by Kevin McMahon; the Cypress House production team. Win great prizes! Huge raffle of collectibles, autographed items, Husker-abilia, Omaha Steaks, music, books, and more. It all starts at 8pm Tonight, Monday Dec 14th at the Culver Hotel. Get your tickets on the website with PayPal.  Or email us if you plan to pay at the door so we can give the hotel an accurate count.  Hope to see you there!

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Jen & Abby to play NCC Holiday Party

Newsflash! The amazing Jen & Abby will be playing at our Holiday Bash on Dec 14th!

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John Weller

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Come meet first-time Salon guest John Weller from Sony Pictures. John is the Senior Manager of Creative for Imageworks Interactive, a full service digital marketing agency within Sony Pictures Entertainment. His group provides creative campaign design and development for a diverse  roster of clients, including theatrical, home entertainment and television brands across Sony Pictures Entertainment. John’s latest campaigns include Casino Royale, Spider-Man 3, 2012, Zombieland and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. A native of St. Louis, MO, John graduated from UCLA’s prestigious Producers Program. He’s also worked for LA Opera. (And most importantly, he married a Nebraskan!) Come meet a major studio-insider who knows how to package and market in Hollywood. A new batch of the coolest Nebraska raffle prizes. Great food & drinks. Gorgeous new NCC T-Shirts for sale. Plus all the Hollywood Husker schmoozing you can handle. See you Monday, November 9th at the Hollywood Salon in Culver City! DETAILS, DIRECTIONS, RSVP INFO and more: www.nebraskacoast.com

THE 2009 NCC SALON HOLIDAY BASH IS DEC 14th!! Save the date: Monday, Dec 14th! That’s our annual NCC Salon Holiday Bash. And it’s going to be the best holiday party we’ve ever had. Music by the amazing ABBY & JEN…special surprise guests…Santa…great food & drinks…awesome raffle prizes. 8pm in the mezzanine at the Culver Hotel. We need volunteers for set-up, sign-ins, etc…let us know if you can help out. More details soon. DID YOU KNOW THE NCC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK?!!? Check it out and become a ‘Fan’ here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Coast-Connection/61348913197. 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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Brad Colerick to release new album

Brad Colerick will preform songs from “When I’m Gone,” his 3rd, soon to be be released album, with Lincoln musician Steve Hanson at the Hollywood Salon, May 11, 2009 at the Culver Hotel. Also catch them at The Falcon, May 13, Hollywood, Luna Playhouse, May 15, Glendale, and at Living Tradition, May 16, Anaheim Downtown Community Center. Audio Link: Will You Be There, from the new album.

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Controversial filmmaker Robert E. A. Lee dies at 87

Controversial filmmaker Robert E. A. Lee producer of A Time for Burning, the 1966 documentary that brought Omaha civil rights leader and Nebraska’s longest serving state legislator Ernest (Ernie) Chambers to national prominence, died February 22nd, 2009, at his home in New York. He was 87. From the New York Times, Robert E. A. Lee, Who Made ‘A Time for Burning,’ Dies at 87.

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Harrison Ford visits UNL’s Othmer Hall

Harrison Ford visits UNL in preparation for an upcoming role in “The Untitled Crowley Project”, also staring Brendan Fraser. From the “Daily Nebraskan”,Harrison Ford visits UNL’s Othmer Hall.

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November 2009: John Weller, Sony Pictures

John is the Senior Manager of Creative for Imageworks Interactive, a full service digital marketing agency within Sony Pictures Entertainment. His group provides creative campaign design and development for a diverse roster of clients, including theatrical, home entertainment and television brands across Sony Pictures Entertainment.

John’s latest campaigns include Casino Royale, Spider-Man 3, 2012, Zombieland and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

A native of St. Louis, MO, John graduated from UCLA’s prestigious Producers Program. He’s also worked for LA Opera. (And most importantly, he married a Nebraskan!)

Come meet a major studio-insider who knows how to package and market in Hollywood.

See you Monday, November 9th at the Hollywood Salon in Culver City!

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Mari Weiss & Susan Balboni

Monday, October 12th, 2009

We’ve got not one but two terrific guests at the Hollywood Salon next Monday, October 12th.  And you won’t want to miss what they have to say to you about making your voice heard in showbiz. Want to find out who they are?  Get all the info at:  www.nebraskacoast.com And while you’re there, check out the Billboard notices on Brad Colerick’s new CD release and Jeff McArthur’s new novel. Two of the biggest voices in Hollywood are coming to the next Salon on Monday, October 12th. Voiceover artist Mari Weiss makes a return Salon visit, and she’s bringing her equally talented and successful voiceover artist friend Susan Balboni. Mari is a William Morris talent and has been a working voice actor for over 18 years. You’ve heard her on hundreds of commercials including Blue Cross, Yoplait, Hometown Buffet and, most recently, McDonalds and Public Storage. Mari often teaches voiceover master classes, and she’s coached many actors to successful careers of their own. Susan is an Abrams Artist Talent starring as Little Miss Scary on Cartoon Network’s The Mr. Men Show, now in its second season, as well as the teacher Mrs. Hogenmuller on Nickelodeon’s animated series Olivia. Her promo work includes ABC, Game Show Network, and the female promo voice for E! Entertainment Television. If your career goals include commercials, promos or animation, come hear Mari & Susan’s secrets of success, and get your own voice working for you. A new batch of the coolest Nebraska raffle prizes. Great food & drinks. Gorgeous new NCC T-Shirts  for sale. Plus all the Hollywood Husker schmoozing you can handle. You won’t want to miss the Hollywood Salon in Culver City on Monday, October 12th! Get all the info at: www.nebraskacoast.com And while you’re there, be sure to check out the Billboard notices on Brad Colerick’s new CD release and Jeff McArthur’s new novel. DID YOU KNOW THE NCC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK?!!? Check it out and become a ‘Fan’ here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Coast-Connection/61348913197?ref=mf 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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Crystal Carson

Monday, September 14th, 2009

At the Salon on Monday, Sept 14th, we’ll host one of the industry’s top Acting Coaches (and one of our most popular NCC guests!), Crystal Carson.  Creator of the “Auditioning by Heart” method, Crystal has been helping actors hone their craft and book jobs — in tv, film and on stage since 1993.  Monday, she’ll be working with participants in an acting workshop, live and projected for everyone on the bigscreen.  ACTORS: you can have a chance to get coaching and show your stuff. (Go to www.CrystalCarson.com to download the pages in advance if you want to be considered to be a part of the workshop).  DIRECTORS & PRODUCERS: you’ll learn valuable techniques for getting what you want from your actors.  Crystal is originally from Lincoln, NE, and has an extensive background in tv and film, including a major role on General Hospital. Come learn her secrets for success and kick your career into high gear. See you at the Culver Hotel…at the next Coast Connection Hollywood Salon…Monday, September 14th. Please RSVP on the Hotline or by replying to this email so we will have room for everyone.   DETAILS, DIRECTIONS AND RSVP INFO:  www.nebraskacoast.com    DID YOU KNOW THE NCC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK?!!?  Check it out and become a ‘Fan’ here:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Coast-Connection/61348913197?ref=mf 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. 9 2009

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Kevin McMahon & Tom Hejda

Monday, July 13th, 2009

From film to HD video, Hollywood couldn’t exist without the cinematographers who put it all on camera. We’ll have two of the best DPs at our Salon on Monday…Kevin McMahon and Tom Hejda.  Using 35mm to the latest in HD, Kevin and Tom have shot and lit and DP’d features, reality tv (NBC, CBS, Fox, Spike TV, Comedy Central) commercials (Bud Lite, Cadillac, Nascar), docs, music videos, sports and shorts.  Kevin often directs as well, and just completed production on his first feature,  Military Husband. Kevin hails from Fremont and UNL, and though he’s a familiar face at Salons, we’ve never had the chance to see all his work and hear his stories of making it in Hollywood. This is an important Salon for anyone wanting to work in production–many NCCers have gotten work on Kevin and Tom’s projects, and you might be next!  Whether you are directing or acting or any other showbiz career, you can’t afford not to know about cinematography. What the camera sees, and the format and lighting used, will make or break your project. Come and brush up on your tech skills, see some of the cutting edge HD camera gear, and ask questions from a pair of working DPs who can help your project look its best.  See you at the Culver Hotel…at the next Coast Connection Hollywood Salon…Monday, July 13th.  Please RSVP on the Hotline or by replying to this email so we will have room for everyone. 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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