Author Archives: Bryan McClure

Jim Crotty’s Documentary Preview

Monday, July 7, 2010

July’s Salon will give you a sneak peek at a documentary in progress…and your feedback is needed! Come help shape the making of an exciting new project…

Jim Crotty is an acclaimed writer and media entrepreneur, who NCCers will know from his work with Monk Media ( He is well-underway with a new career as documentary filmmaker, and he is coming to the Salon in July to share his latest work with the NCC.
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Alexander Payne

Monday, June 14, 2010

Alexander Payne is not only an Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, Director and Producer, he is also a Nebraskan, who’s made many of his movies back home.  And, no surprise, one of our most popular Salon guests.

Before he won the Oscar for Sideways, before About Schmidt and Election and Citizen Ruth…there was THE PASSION OF MARTIN.  The story of a photographer who falls in love with one of his subjects, this 50-minute dark comedy was Alexander’s UCLA film thesis.  It became a Sundance Film Festival selection and the film that put him on track to becoming one of Hollywood’s major players.

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Panel of Indie Producers

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The Nebraska Coast Connection is hosting a panel on “GETTING YOUR INDIE UP.” Come and hear from three people who are making independent films for a living. It’s a primer on how to make an indie film today, inside and outside the Hollywood system.

We have lined up two feature producers and an entertainment attorney…all of whom with feature films under their belts and others underway now. These folks know the ins and outs of making movies. And TONIGHT, they will share their secrets of success with all of us.

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Producer John Lynch

Monday, March 8th, 2010

At the March Salon, come meet one of Hollywood’s top producers. John Lynch has worked on hundreds of television and film projects, most as producer or executive producer. His projects have included narrative, documentaries, soaps, variety, music videos and reality, and have aired on CBS, TBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and MTV.

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January Guest – YOU

Monday, January 11th, 2010

This was the first Nebraska Coast Connection Hollywood Salon of 2010, and it was the one where YOU get to show off…It’s the return of SALONFEST, our ever-popular NCC mini-film festival! This has become one of our funnest annual Salons.  It’s the festival where we will show 3 minutes of anything you want to showcase. You get to cue up your latest short, or your reel, or anything you helped to create on DVD, and we’ll show 3 minutes of it at the January Salon. (And yes, as in past years, if you really want to show something longer, someone may loan you their 3 minutes). What did YOU show at SALONFEST 2010?? It was YOUR chance to show us what you got (so make sure you come next year!).  It was an eclectic and fast-paced evening…full of surprises, complete with popcorn.