Braska Films Monday’s Salon on Zoom marks 25 years of monthly Hollywood Salons – a total of 300 in a row! What has kept them going? You! Join us as we gather to celebrate the Hollywood Salon’s 25th Birthday and hear from a special FIRST TIME guest who finally agreed to sit in the chair on this occasion – the NCC founder himself!
TODD WILLIAM NELSON is a Producer/Director with over 35 years experience in documentary filmmaking, television & feature production and broadcast journalism.
For the last 15 years, his company Braska Films has produced all the international promos for CBS-TV, now ViacomCBS Global. Previously he was a freelance producer for CBS and Fox Television, and before that for five years was a Special Projects executive at Walt Disney Studios.
Todd grew up in Holdrege, NE where he was a magician with his own local TV show. He put himself through school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a reporter for KETV in Omaha, and graduated with honors from UNL with a double major in Broadcast Journalism & Theater Arts. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Internship program selected him as one of top 15 college 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 mini-series, pilots and movies, including NUTCRACKER with Lee Remick and TALES FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS with Michelle Pfeiffer.
He directed and produced the award-winning documentary film, SURVIVING FRIENDLY FIRE: THE MAKING OF A STREET KIDS THEATRE PROJECT, which screened at over 50 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.
In addition to his work for NBC Productions, ABC, and PBS, his other films include the documentary HAITI’S HELPING HANDS (about an American medical missionary team in Haiti), Blaise LANDSCAPE WITH WAITRESS, 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. For 25 years, the NCC has hosted The Hollywood Salon in Culver City on the second Monday of every month with celebrity & industry guests from all areas of entertainment & the arts.
* If you’d like to share a toast at Monday’s Salon, find instructions HERE , and see how to send a video if you can’t make the Zoom live. Bring your drinks!*
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