Jon Bokenkamp

Monday, March 8th, 2004

Please join us NEXT MONDAY at the Hollywood Salon.  Our guest will be screenwriter and director Jon Bokenkamp, writer of the new Warner Bros thriller, TAKING LIVES, opening nationwide this month.  TAKING LIVES stars Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke and Kiefer Sutherland.  Hailing from Kearney, NE, Jon has had a meteoric rise to the top of the film business, first as director/writer of BAD SEED starring Luke Wilson, and now writing for stars like Julia Roberts and Diane Lane.  Jon also recently became a father — so come meet him and help celebrate both his new babies, his movie and his kid!

Also, three opportunities from your Nebraska Coast Connection to share with you…. Two special events are happening on this Friday night, March 19th…whichever one you choose to do, we hope you’ll join us for a drink afterward — see details below.

Also a great job opportunity from E! Television.  Hope to see some of you on Friday night!


Todd Munson is performing Friday night at The Comedy Union, 5040 W. Pico (just west of La Brea).  Arrive at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.  $8 with two drink minimum.  Big laughs.  Hot chicks.


Screenwriter Jon Bokenkamp’s film, TAKING LIVES, opens Friday night.  This big Warner Bros thriller stars Angela Jolie, Ethan Hawke and Kiefer Sutherland.  An NCC group is going together to see the 7:55 screening at The Grove’s Pacific Theatres (3rd & Fairfax, in LA).  Meet in the lobby between 7:00 and 7:30, the movie starts at 7:55pm.  Tickets are $11.75/person.  To purchase advanced tickets by telephone, please call Pacific Theatres at The Grove (323) 692-0829 (they will charge you a buck extra over the phone).  Or you can just show up, buy your own and take your chances.  The theatre DOES expect this film to sell out, so come early and we’ll brave the lines and try to save seats together.


This Friday night at around 10pm or so, everyone attending either the comedy or movie events (or anyone else) are welcome to join us for drinks at The Whisper Lounge, a new nightspot at The Grove.  We’ve reserved space on the patio for at least 20 — come hang out with us!   This place has drinks and great food.  The Whisper Lounge’s number is 323-931-0202.


For those of you looking for great job opportunities, Scott Tomasso tells us that E! Entertainment TV is holding an Open House on Thursday, April 8th.  See the details below to apply.  Good luck!

E! Entertainment Recruitment Production Open House on Thursday, April 8, 2004 from 5 – 7 pm.  We will be meeting candidates with the hopes of filling the following ongoing, freelance positions: Administrative Assistant, Media Center Assistant, Production Assistant, Logger/Transcriber, Associate Producer, Segment Producer, Production Coordinator, Producer.

Door Prizes, Refreshments, Networking.  Reserve your attendance no later than April 1, 2004 by completing these steps:

Visit our Careers page at  Click on the OPEN HOUSE link to read all job descriptions.  E-mail your name, current telephone number and ONE position of interest to:

PLEASE NOTE : Open House Attendance is limited to candidates who have not interviewed at E! within the past 6 months.  An attendance confirmation including address, parking information and other details will be sent no later than April 5, 2004. Please print this confirmation and bring with you on the day of the event. Respond quickly as space is limited.

RSVP — For admission to CBS, you MUST RSVP on the hotline (213-368-4NCC) NO LATER THAN 3PM on the Monday of the Salon. If you have been to the Salon in the last year, you are already on the security list and do not need to call again.


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Hollywood Salons are always on the SECOND MONDAY of the month.  Mark your new calendars…2004 Salon dates are:  Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9, Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13.

Hollywood Salons are held at CBS Television City on Beverly & Fairfax from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM in the second floor Rehearsal Hall F. Park in the lot off Fairfax south of Beverly and enter at the Artist’s Entrance. Just $5 covers refreshments, parking and your chance at great Nebraska prizes.

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Salons begin around 7:30 with casual schmoozing over a drink and some snacks. Around 8 PM, we’ll do our Show & Tell segment, where you get to meet everyone and we all get to know you. After a break, the main part of the evening begins with our special guest at 8:45. We finish the evening with a raffle of Nebraska surprises, then as much networking & socializing as you want.  Come to the Salon to meet friends. Old ones & new ones.  …to build your career. …to find inspiration. …to share your news and share your dreams. …to have a taste of home.

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