Meet the Team
The Hollywood Salon Team
Founder | Producer
TODD WILLIAM NELSON is a Producer/Director with over 40 years’ experience in television, documentary & feature filmmaking.
Since 2008, Todd’s company Braska Films, Inc has been part of Paramount Global producing the international promos and marketing for CBS Television, Paramount+, MTV, Showtime and Paramount Pictures. Previously he was a freelance producer for CBS Studios and Fox Television, and before that for five years was an executive at Walt Disney Studios.
Todd grew up in Holdrege, NE where he was active in theatre, drum major of the award winning band, editor of the school yearbook & newspaper, and a magician with his own local TV show.
He put himself through school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a reporter for KETV News in Omaha, and graduated with honors from UNL in 1984 with a double major in Broadcast Journalism & Theatre Arts. In his four years at UNL, he starred in many productions at the Temple Building, including Light Up the Sky, The Passion of Dracula, Major Barbara, and The Diviners, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor award.
He was one of 13 seniors selected to the Chancellor’s Honorary, The Innocents Society. His honors thesis project was directing the stage play Landscape With Waitress as a live lunch theatre for an audience in downtown Lincoln, and then as a teleplay produced on-location and at NETV for PBS.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Internship program selected him as one of the top 15 broadcasting students in the country and brought him to Hollywood where he was an intern on Days of Our Lives. He was a post-production assistant on the first season of The Golden Girls, then for several years was personal assistant to Director Paul Bogart on multiple miniseries, pilots and movies, including Nutcracker with Lee Remick and Tales From the Hollywood Hills with Michelle Pfieffer.
Todd directed and produced the award-winning documentary film, Surviving Friendly Fire: The Making of a Street Kids Theatre Project, which screened at over 55 film festivals worldwide. Narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, this film follows a group of homeless LGTBQ runaways as they create a stage play that forever changed their lives.
His other films include the documentary Haiti’s Helping Hands about an American medical missionary team in Haiti, and Disney’s People Behind the Magic.
In 1992, he founded The Nebraska Coast Connection, a networking alliance of over a thousand showbiz professionals with ties to Nebraska. Now celebrating their 30th anniversary, the NCC hosts The Hollywood Salon in Los Angeles on the second Monday of every month with celebrity & industry guests from all areas of entertainment & the arts.
Roslin T. Real
Admin | Actor
ROSLIN REAL is an LA-based artist and actor from Iowa. Previously, she worked as a correspondent in the U.S. Senate & utilizes her knowledge to bridge the gap between policy and human experience through storytelling. She sees storytelling as the most powerful tool to spread compassion, empathy, and truth.
In this spirit, she co-wrote and starred in a theatrical piece about women in the stripping industry, The Sacred Obscene, which premiered in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was a lead in the all-Native cast of But I Love Him, which addressed the systemic problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women on U.S. reservations.
Currently, she is developing a one-woman show about being a transracial adoptee and is producing and directing a documentary about the sacred plant medicines of Peru titled, Medicina. She holds an MFA in Acting from East 15 Acting School, London.
A dancer since age three, Roslin continues to embody her lifelong enjoyment of movement in the form of fire spinning. She performed with the Essence Fire Conclave at Burning Man in 2022, and is continuing the tradition for 2023. Her props of choice are palm torches, fire fans, and dragon staff. For more information and to connect, follow her socials at @roslinreal.
Host | Entrepreneur
MARC ERICKSON was born in Superior, NE and grew up in Aurora, NE. He attended Hastings College and received a degree in Theater Arts and Psychology. After college Marc worked for a popcorn research company. He had their product showcased on QVC which became a consistent top seller during the life of the product. Marc then moved to Los Angeles in 2001. He worked in production with ABC Sports and was often working the College Football and PGA tour schedule.
For the next seven years, Marc worked as Director of Operations for a national fitness equipment distributor. He then began his own distribution company called Total Body Experts. Total Body Experts is a nationally known brand that was the #1 dealer in North America for StairMaster, Schwinn, StarTrac and Nautilus in 2017 then became the #1 dealer in the world in 2020 for the same brands. Today the company is expanding and growing its marketplace beyond those past successes.
Owning his own company has allowed Marc to enter back into the acting world. Marc has held many different roles in theater and film. Marc was nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance by LA Weekly and received praise from the LA Times for his acting in Hollywood. He was cast by Stephen King in the original stage production of The Shining.
Marc is currently recording his first album, Animals & Angels. Marc also founded We Are The Medicine events which are monthly gatherings that bring people together to share music, art, biohacking technologies, and other modalities intended to better humanity. Please reach out to Marc directly at his email of firstname.lastname@example.org.