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Holiday Party 2011

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Please join us at the Hollywood Salon Holiday Party TOMORROW NIGHT:  Monday, December 12th at the Culver Hotel.

It’s the Infamous Annual
Nebraska Coast Connection
Christmas Party!  

Get your tickets NOW if you want to save $10 on the price… Spread the word.  Tell your friends!

Fantastic food and drink in the sexy Mezzanine Lounge at the Culver. Live music from The Tim Kobza Trio. All your glamorous NCC friends in holiday spirits. Super raffle prizes, special celebrity guests, pictures with Santa, and much much more.

We all know there is no place like Nebraska, and there is no party like the Nebraska Coast Connection Holiday Party.

It’s going to be a great evening:  Monday, Dec 12th!

 All the fun only costs $20, if you buy your tickets in advance. (On Monday or at the door it’ll be $10 more).  Couples get a discount.  Volunteers get a discount…ask about volunteering at the party.  Need more help?  Let us know — we want everyone to be there.  (And if Santa’s been good to you this year, we even have a way for you to donate a little extra to help others attend).

Get your ticket here now before the price goes up…

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It’s holiday time at your Home Sweet Home in Hollywood…
See you there!

Date

Monday, December 12th, 2011
from 8:00 PM11:30 PM
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Salon Tonight with Producer Terry Anzaldo

Monday, November 14th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Special Guest:  Super-Producer Terry AnzaldoMusic, entertainment and sports are driving forces in Hollywood. Our November guest is a driven super-producer who has his capable hands crafting star careers and projects in all three arenas …

Tonight, the NCC extends a Big Red welcome to Terry Anzaldo! Whether it’s hit records, one-of-a-kind TV productions or celebrity-studded sporting events, Terry has been there and continues to do all of that. Meet him tonight at the Salon and discover what it takes to be an independent producer, content developer, promoter and talent manager at the industry’s highest levels.

A native of Omaha, Terry Anzaldo started his production company Good Guy Entertainment with his twin brother, Anthony, a few years back. Together, they have collaborated with many of the best-known classic and current iconic stars in American pop-culture history.

He previously worked as an executive with Madonna‘s Maverick Records label, where he chiefly was responsible for the on-air radio success of the Alanis Morissette album “Jagged Little Pill.” A taste of Terry’s other diverse accomplishments include managing the career of Barry Williams (Greg Brady of “Brady Bunch” fame), producing TV reunion shows for “Dallas” and “The Brady Bunch,” producing and casting reality TV’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and working with talent on shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Among Terry’s past and present radio productions are shows with Boyz II Men, Eddie Money, Tone Loc, Henry Rollins, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Henry Rollins and actor C. Thomas Howell. His war stories and wisdom about branching out as an indie executive in Los Angeles should prove a riveting night at the Salon.

See you at the Salon TONIGHT: Monday, November 14th.  Tony Moton will be guest hosting.

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

Tonight’s Nebraska Coast Salon: Actress Abbie Cobb!

Monday, October 10th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Special Guest:  Abbie Cobb

Who says when you get famous you have to forget your roots? Tonight’s Salon guest is a star, but she still drives her Nebraska pickup truck…

October 10th, the NCC welcomes Abbie Cobb. You can watch her every week on ABC’s hit comedy Suburgatory, and you can meet her and hear how she got there at the next Salon.

Abbie Cobb is a Los Angeles actor who is currently in the trenches. She has booked dozens of roles, including a recurring role on CW’s 90210, Disney Channel’s Starstruck, Good Luck Charlie: The Movie, Jonas LA, and Imagination Movers. She has also had roles on CBS’ The Mentalist, CSI: Miami, Medium, and Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush.

All this success aside, she wants us to know she has also not booked hundreds of roles.  And at the October Salon, she wants to share what she has learned from the process.

Abbie is a sought-after keynote speaker at acting conferences and workshops and has just finished her soon-to- be-released book especially for actors just starting out in LA. You can keep posted on her work at  abbiecobb.com

See you at the Salon TONIGHT: Monday, October 10th.

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

 

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Tonight’s Salon: Director/Editor Tom Elkins

Monday, September 12th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Special Guest:  Director/Editor Tom Elkins“What I really want to do is direct.” But how do you get there? One route is through editing…just like our September Salon guest…

Tonight, come meet the Omaha director and editor Tom Elkins. He directed The Haunting in Georgia, the upcoming feature from Lionsgate.

Tom began his career making comedic training videos and TV ads for Godfather’s Pizza. He broke into feature films first as a production assistant on Gattaca, then as a production coordinator with credits that include Mel Gibson’s Payback, and the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski.

Tom moved into feature editing as an assistant for Oscar- winning editors such as Mike Hill and Dan Hanley on The Da Vinci Code and The Missing, and for David Brenner on Wanted. He joined Wes Craven’s team on Cursed and Red Eye White Noise II for Gold Circle Films, giving him his first opportunity as feature film editor. Among other credits, he edited 2009’s hit thriller The Haunting in Connecticut, as well asThe Apparition coming soon from Warner Brothers.

Wouldn’t you love to learn the secrets of one budding director’s climb up the Hollywood ladder? See you at the Salon TONIGHT:  Monday, September 12th.

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

at tonight’s NCC Salon: filmmakers with a summer sneak

Monday, August 8th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
It’s a Summer Salon Sneak Spectacular!A brand new indie film is just coming together, and the entire creative team will be at the Salon to give you a sneak peek.

On August 8th, come meet the cast & crew of the new horror film, CANYON ROAD…

A brainchild of the NCC’s Ivan Lovegren, CANYON ROAD is emerging as one of the hot new movies to watch out for next year. In this original film starring Roxanne Jaeckel and Ivan Lovegren, a young couple trapped in a failing marriage is unexpectedly buried under a mudslide on Malibu Canyon Road. Air running out. Roof collapsing. Water rising. Rescue uncertain. Can they survive?

The film was written/directed by Calix Lewis Reneau & Jennifer Still and produced by Sheri Reeves.

And all of the cast, directors and producers will be on hand at the next Hollywood Salon to tell us about the making of the film, their efforts to market it and find a distributor, as well as their recent promotion at ComicCon last month.

Hope to see you on Monday, August 8th!

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

DEXTER Writer/Producer at Salon Tonight!

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Come to the NCC Salon tonight and meet one of the creatives behind the Showtime hit show DEXTER…What’s a good kid from Kearney, Nebraska doing writing about serial killers on a hit tv show?  For five years, our Salon guest in July has been writing one of the darkest and most complex characters on television.

Tim Schlattman has been a DEXTER Executive Producer and Writer for five years, earning him multiple Emmy and Writer’s Guild award nominations.

A former disc jockey and college professor, Tim’s other writing credits include ABC’s Roseanne, the WB’s Smallville, as well as the feature XCU: Extreme Close-Up. Tim also authored “Dexter Early Cuts: Dark Echo”, an on-going web series for Showtime.

Come to the Salon tonight — Monday, July 11th — and come hang with a Nebraskan who knows his way around writing for the bigtime.

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Hope to see you TONIGHT: Monday, July 11th!

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

NCC Salon is Tonight! Comedian Bob Wiltfong and Filmmaker Mike Montgomery

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
“The World’s Best Spokesperson in the World” is a Nebraskan.  And he’s coming to the June Salon TONIGHT!Just a reminder, we’ve got a big evening planned for you at the Hollywood Salon tonight in Culver City.  Double your pleasure:  A famous funny guy AND a filmmaker with a sneak peek of his new movie.

You’ll likely recognize our first June Salon guest from his Nationwide Insurance commercials, where he’s known as the “World’s Best Spokesperson in the World.”

Bob Wiltfong started his comedy career in his hometown of Omaha, at Creighton Prep, doing skits for pep rallies. From the U of Kansas, he embarked on a string of legit broadcast journalism jobs around the country. But he’s back to his real love – comedy – and it’s paid off bigtime.

Before his gig with Nationwide, Bob was a regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Chappelle’s Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He’s also been featured in national commercials for AOL, Microsoft, Staples, Domino’s Pizza and many others.

We’re thrilled to have Bob join us as our special guest at the Salon tonight, Monday June 13th. Come learn his secrets of making comedy look easy.

Also tonight, filmmaker Mike Montgomery (who guested after winning his big Coca Cola Filmmaker’s Award last year) will be showing us a sneak peek from his beautiful new film, The Garden.  You’ve never seen anything like his take on the Eden story — it’ll be a great treat to share in it’s debut.  And find out how YOU can help be a part of it.

Don’t miss this great SUPER-SIZED evening, TONIGHT, June 13th!

Bob Wiltfong

Bob Wiltfong, comedian, actor, “World’s best spokesperson in the world.”

He’s probably starring on a commercial on your tv right now. (If not, just wait a minute or two). And he’ll be starring at our Salon on Monday…

You’ll likely recognize our June Salon guest from his Nationwide Insurance commercials, where he’s known as the “World’s Best Spokesperson in the World.”

Bob Wiltfong started his comedy career in his hometown of Omaha, at Creighton Prep, doing skits for pep rallies.  Continue reading

Zanuck’s NCC Salon TONIGHT!

Monday, May 9th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
It’s going to be a big night: Film Producer Dean Zanuck at the Nebraska Coast Connection Salon TONIGHT!
One of the hottest new producers in film just happens to be the grandson of a Nebraskan who had an enormous impact on Hollywood history.  He’s guesting at the Salon tonight.  (Your career may never forgive you for missing this one).

It was ninety years ago that his grandad came out of Wahoo, Nebraska to make his mark in Hollywood. Darryl F. Zanuck, one of the original Nebraska Coast pioneers, went on to great success as executive and producer at Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox. The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, Cleopatra, Planet of the Apes, and The Sound of Music are just a few of the memorable films he brought to the screen.

Darryl’s son Richard Zanuck has also produced acclaimed films like Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy, and Alice in Wonderland.

Now a third generation of Zanucks is adding to the Hollywood tradition. Dean Zanuck recently produced Get Low, a critical hit starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. He also produced Road to Perdition and from P.A. to Exec has worked on many other films such as Yes Man, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Apollo 13.

Almost a century after his famous grandfather left Nebraska for the movie biz, Dean will be coming back to his Nebraska roots. The NCC Salon on May 9th is proud to have Dean as our special guest.

Hope you’ll be joining us — and Dean Zanuck — at the Culver TONIGHT May 9th!

Hollywood Salon TONIGHT: Comic Thor Ramsey

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Need a little humor in your life these days? This Salon is guaranteed to make you laugh.

Comic and author Thor Ramsey will be joining us at the April Salon. Thor is a standup comedian who has played all the major comedy clubs and festivals across the country. He is best known for his best-selling “Thou Shalt Laugh” DVDs and for hosting the comedy series “Bananas” from Sony.

Thor hails from Nebraska, got his start in Des Moines and Chicago, and has since moved to LA. His smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favorite nationwide.

He has made his mark with his brand: “comedy that doesn’t make you feel like you stepped in something.”

Check out his website at thorramsey.com — his “30 Second Comedy Break” will give you a sneak peek of Thor’s comedy.

Come to the Salon on April 11th and meet Thor and hear his story of climbing the comedy ladder of success. Your funny bone will thank you for it.

See you at the Culver on Monday, April 11th.