Yearly Archives: 2020

Nebraskan’s movie dreams coming true Saturday with release of ‘Timecrafters: The Treasure of …

... and Carol O'Keefe, Laurie Richards of the Nebraska Film Office and the Nebraska Coast Connection, a group of Nebraskans in the movie industry.
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Monday, December 14th, 2020 
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom! 
Special Guest: GABRIELLE UNION – Actress / Producer 

The holidays are right around the corner! This year, we are gathering on Zoom for our biggest event of the year – the NCC Hollywood Salon Holiday Party! We look forward to celebrating with you, toasting the end of one of the most interesting years of our lives.

Joining us is a very special Hollywood Cornhusker. Though she lives in LA, she’s not forgotten her roots, nor her football loyalties! Come hear how this powerhouse creative has developed a career by honoring her passions and living her truth. 


GABRIELLE UNION is an actress, producer, activist, and a 2020 Time 100 cover honoree. Gabrielle is a leader and advocate for inclusion in the Entertainment industry, and formed her production shingle, I’LL HAVE ANOTHER, in 2018 with the goal of authentically telling stories of marginalized voices. She is also a champion of breast health and combating sexual violence.

Notably, she relaunched her haircare brand, FLAWLESS BY GABRIELLE UNIONfor women with textured hair. Prior to relaunch, Union joined BITSY’S as a cofounder with the goal of making healthy, allergen-friendly, school-safe snacks. She also partners with New York & Company to create the GABRIELLE UNION COLLECTION. In 2017, she became a New York Times bestselling author with the release of her book WE’RE GOINGTO NEED MORE WINE: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True


This is Gabrielle’s first Salon – we hope you’ll be there to give her a hearty NCC welcome! 

THE HOLIDAY HOLLYWOOD SALON
7:30-9:30PM Monday, December 14th


ENTERTAINMENT
: We have so much talent in this group! We are excited to announce that some of the NCC’s stand-up comedians and musicians will be sharing special sets throughout the evening! 

RAFFLE: We have many exciting prizes coming to you from Nebraska-based businesses including VIC’s POPCORN, DOROTHY LYNCH, THE HENRY DOORLY ZOO, LOTUS HOUSE OF YOGA, and RUNZA

RSVP & DONATE: Because we’ll be on Zoom, there’s no caterers, bartenders, or fancy space to rent. But if you can, we would appreciate a donation  so we can continue bringing the Salons to you month after month, year after year. Be sure to RSVP for entry and donate if you can – we would be very grateful. But more importantly, we want you there! 

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family. Let’s Zoom Party together!

 

 
Save The Date: The Holiday Hollywood Salon
December 14th from 7:30-9:30 PM – on Zoom!

You are cordially invited to the 28th Annual (First Time Virtual) Hollywood Salon Holiday Zoom Party! We want to celebrate with YOU and our Hollywood Nebraska family. Join us on Monday, December 14th for laughs, music, & our special guest…
 
Actress, Producer, and Omaha Native
Gabrielle Union

 
You won’t want to miss Gabrielle and all the NCC gang from Hollywood to Omaha – or wherever in the world you are. We’ll all gather, remotely on Zoom, on Monday night, December 14th from 7:30-9:30pm for our 28th Holiday Party. We’re starting a little earlier so folks joining us from Nebraska and beyond can make it!

Know that we are putting together a great show for you – TWO HOURS of schmoozingmusiccomedySanta,  and a very special conversation with Omaha-born actress Gabrielle Union, joining us for her first Salon! Tickets will be available this week via our website…stay tuned!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!
From the Nebraska Coast Connection
 
 
On this day of gratitude, we would like to thank YOU. You have helped make the Nebraska Coast Connection possible these 28 years, with 25 of them hosting monthly Salons! We couldn’t have done it without you. In the spirit of thanks, enjoy a compilation of your 25th Birthday year toasts here!

We are so grateful to connect with new and familiar faces each month, near and far, on Zoom. Seeing you has helped us remain positive through this time. Though 2020 has been unique, it’s still got love to share! Come closer for our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT… 


 


Actress, Producer, and Omaha Native Gabrielle Union will be our Special Guest at the December 14th Holiday Salon! 

You won’t want to miss Gabrielle and all the NCC gang from Hollywood to Omaha – or wherever in the world you are. We’ll all gather, remotely on Zoom, on Monday night, December 14th from 7:30-9:30pm for our 28th Holiday Party. We’re starting a little earlier so folks joining us from Nebraska and beyond can make it!

Know that we are putting together a great show for you – TWO HOURS of socializingmusiccomedySanta, and a very special conversation with Omaha-born actress Gabrielle Union, joining us for her first Salon! Tickets will be available soon…stay tuned!
 
Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you and yours all the best on this day!

-Todd & the NCC

 

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Monday, November 9th, 2020 
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom! 
MICHAEL TUSHAUS – Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Composer

Who ever said you can’t do it all? This month’s guest has talents which run the gamut from technical to artistic, and he wants to share with you how he has made a lifetime career by doing exactly what interested him.

On Monday, drop into Zoom to hear his inspirational story, and about the fellow Nebraskans who have encouraged his creative career along the way. See you then! 


MICHAEL TUSHAUS is a native of Nebraska and received his bachelor’s degrees in both theatre and music from Hastings College. As of 2019 he has been inducted in the Hall of Fame at Hastings, and is now based in Las Vegas and has been making films and videos for over 30 years as a director, cinematographer/videographer, editor and composer. In 2013, Michael formed his production company, Digisphere Productions, which he owns, manages and provides many forms of production resources including, Cinematography, Directing, Producing, Editing, Music Score Composing, and 5.1 Surround Sound Design/Mixing.

Digisphere Productions’ inaugural production, three commercials for Michael’s parents’ bookstore, Prairie Books & Gifts, received two regional Emmy® nominations for Commercial Campaign and Musical Composition/Arrangement and Michael received his first Emmy® Award win for the latter. He received his 2nd Emmy® for his Commercial Campaign for the same bookstore in 2017. In total, his talents have garnered him 5 Emmys® and 17 Emmy® nominations from 2014-2019 for multiple commercial campaigns he has filmed and directed in the Heartland and Pacific Southwest Regional NATAS Chapter regions.

Michael’s love of filmmaking and entertainment started while growing up in Nebraska. He directed his first feature at age 17, and while at Hastings College, he was cast in TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR. After graduating with honors, he moved to the LA area where he worked as a theatrical set and lighting designer, master carpenter, and technical director. He also built a robust acting career landing roles in film, TV, commercials, and stage.

Notably, he was the lead in TERRITORY 8 for which he also scored the original soundtrack, and his two latest feature film releases in 2020, for which he was Cinematographer and Producer, ABIGAIL HAUNTING and AN IRISH STORY: THIS IS MY HOME, can be found on Amazon.

Michael has garnered dozens of film festival awards and nominations including nods for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Sound Design, and Overall Excellence awards for his films. Clients include Cirque Du SoleilHuffington PostNBC, & UFC.

You can find out more about Michael’s work at his website www.MichaelTushaus.com and via social media.


Check in with your worldwide NCC Family. Let’s have some fun together!