Where glamorous nebraska meets down home hollywood
Monday, May 8th, 2023
at 6:00pm CDT
Hollywood Salon in Lincoln, Nebraska!
This May, The Nebraska Coast Connection is receiving The Award of Merit from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Fine Arts. UNL is bringing our Founder Todd Nelson to Lincoln to accept the award. In honor of this event, for the first time ever, The Hollywood Salon will be “Coming Home” to Nebraska, and be hosted at the Carson Center for EMA. This will be a one time only role-reversal where the Nebraskans will have an in-person Salon while those in California and elsewhere will get to stream the Salon. Click the button below to be on the list to receive the streaming information when it becomes available. If you are in Nebraska, join us in person in Lincoln, and if not, join us virtually. Either way, hope to see you on May 8th!
Most Recent Past Salon
Monday, April 10th, 2023 at 8:00pm PDT
The Hollywood Salon at Priscilla’s Cafe in Burbank
Casting / Actress
Four decades. Multiple production companies. Numerous unions. Stage, TV, behind the camera and in front. Join us Monday as our guest discusses a career spanning forty years, with insights to share from every part of the business! Come on by in-person, or online. Our Salon promises to be full of inspiration.
Join us in person on Monday, April 10th at PRISCILLA’S in the Toluca Lake area of Burbank. Let’s connect in person and/or online via Zoom!
MAURA SODEN has worn many hats throughout her 40-year career in the entertainment industry. She currently works in development for Hollywood legend George Hamilton, and also as a freelance commercial producer, casting director, and actress. She gained experience as assistant to director, Paul Bogart, on GOLDEN GIRLS where she met Todd Nelson and helped to shape the beginning of the Nebraska Coast Connection.
Salons are on the 2nd Monday of every month.
Check out some of our old salons in our archives!
Nebraska. Hollywood. The two places couldn’t be more different. But there’s no doubt that Hollywood just wouldn’t be the Hollywood we know today without the accomplishments of Nebraskans who made their mark here. What will be your contribution? How will you make your mark in entertainment? Welcome home, future Hollywood Nebraskan.
“A place where you can meet and greet and relate to people who are from Nebraska or even not Nebraska.”
UCLA Screenwriting Professor
“I’ve met some of my best friends at the Salon.”
Christina Marie Leonard
“Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. Are you ready?”
Talk Show Host
“It just felt like home when I moved to Los Angeles years ago.”
“I would not be where I am now had it not been for the NCC.”
“I’ve been very proud to be a part of it.”
“The kindest bunch of people – I had a wonderful time.”
Harley Jane Kozak
“It was that home away from Home. It was such a community.”
Senior Manager of Hulu
“I treasure NCC.”
“Traveling across the country, you look for people who feel like home…Todd makes it easy to meet those people.”
“There’s a lot of my life that has come out of this group…it’s been really appreciated.”