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Bob Wiltfong

Bob Wiltfong, comedian, actor, “World’s best spokesperson in the world.”

He’s probably starring on a commercial on your tv right now. (If not, just wait a minute or two). And he’ll be starring at our Salon on Monday…

You’ll likely recognize our June Salon guest from his Nationwide Insurance commercials, where he’s known as the “World’s Best Spokesperson in the World.”

Bob Wiltfong started his comedy career in his hometown of Omaha, at Creighton Prep, doing skits for pep rallies.  Continue reading

Holt McCallany in the role of boxer Patrick “Lights” Leary

Holt McCallany stars in FX’s Lights Out

Creighton Prep grad and Nebraska native Holt McCallany stars in a new boxing drama Lights Out, which premiers on the FX Network Tuesday night, January 9, 2011, co-staring Stacy Keach.

From the Omaha World-Hearald, January 8, 2011, By Bob Fischbach.

Lights Out is the story of a struggling former heavyweight champion tempted to return to the ring to support his wife and daughters, a part McCallany says he was born to play–as a kid in Omaha McCallany took up boxing with his younger brother, now-deceased Golden Gloves champ Michael McAloney and as the son of show biz parents McCallany was drawn to acting at an early age.

Among his inspirations: “Alexander Payne was a year ahead of me at Prep,” McCallany said of the Oscar-winning director-screenwriter. “He was an honors student, considered brilliant. I was considered a juvenile delinquent who would amount to nothing.”

McCallany is the son of legendary actress and cabaret singer Julie Wilson, an Omaha native, and the late Broadway actor and Tony-winning producer Michael McAloney (“Borstal Boy”).

Holt McCallany on IMDB

Author/Actor Harley Jane Kozak

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Our Salon guest tonight is not only one of the best mystery writers around, but she also was the on-screen wife of Rick Moranis, sister of Steve Martin, and ex-wife of Billy Crystal.

Before she re-invented herself as an author, and won a slew of Best Mystery Awards, she starred in some big classic movies for Directors Ron Howard, Rob Reiner, Frank Marshall and Producer Steven Spielberg.
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Chris Klein & Holiday Bash

Monday, December 14th, 2009

A Red Hot Deal on the Red Hot Party of the Year. Santa just heard that you’re not signed up yet for the NCC Holiday Party on Dec 14th. How would $10 bucks off the price of admission suit you?  It’s a SPECIAL DISCOUNT, but you have to act fast. A limited number of tickets are now only $15,
until Dec 12th.  (And yes, volunteers still get $5 off for helping, so you can actually attend for just $10!).  When they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t wait. These SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKETS were provided by one of our Champions, so no one will have to miss this great party.  The discount tickets are designed to help those in our group who might be a little stretched this holiday season.  Unemployed actors and under-appreciated writers deserve a great party, too!  If you can buy your ticket at the regular price of $25, it will help those who wouldn’t make it otherwise.  And to show our gratitude, all $25 tickets come with not just one but TEN raffle tickets, so you are practically guaranteed to win one of our fabulous prizes.

Ticket Prices: SPECIAL Discount – $15.00; Regular Price – (w/10 raffle tickets) $25.00;  SPECIAL Volunteer $10.00.

Hollywood Salon Holiday Bash Culver Hotel on the evening of Monday, December 14th.  Details at nebraskacoast.com. Our elves have been working overtime to make this an amazing night: Gourmet food & special drinks from the Culver Hotel. A LIVE concert by the sensational new band Jen & Abby The best raffle prizes of the year (signed poster from Alexander Payne Husker football collectibles, Omaha Steaks, Big Red shirts & caps & more…) THE NEBRASKA MARKETPLACE, with stuff for sale from our talented musicians, authors & artists:  CDs, books, DVDs, jewelry, coupons for massages or coaching — get all your Christmas shopping done at the party, and help your fellow NCCers in the process!  (Do you have stuff or services you want to sell at the Marketplace? Email claudiacox@msn.com for details. Can you pitch in?  We’ll knock $5 off your admission if you can.  To volunteer to help at the check-in desk or for any other questions email Misa: misamdoi@gmail.com. Invite your friends! This is your party, so come and celebrate with the gang at the Coast Connection…we can’t have a party without you!

…NEWSFLASH…NEWSFLASH…NEWSFLASH…CHRIS KLEIN (Election, American Pie) will be our special guest at the Nebraska Coast Connection Holiday Bash on Monday, Dec 14th. Chris is an Omaha-to-Hollywood success story.  Discovered as a high school student in the halls of Millard West by Director Alexander Payne in 1998, Chris Klein became an overnight sensation in Payne’s movie Election.  He then starred in American Pie (1 & 2), Rollerball, Just Friends, The Long Weekend, The United States of Leland and many more film and tv roles.This will be Chris Klein’s first appearance at a Hollywood Salon.  Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the season with one of Nebraska’s biggest stars. The party starts at 8pm on Monday, Dec
14th at the Culver Hotel in Culver City, California.  Details on our website at www.nebraskacoast.com. Our special $15 discounted tickets are going fast…get yours now here via PayPal or on the NCC website. After Dec 12th, all tickets will be $25.

Tonight’s the night…Chris Klein, Santa and other VIP guests, plus all your NCC friends at the Hollywood Salon Holiday Bash at the Culver Hotel in Culver City. Jam out! The awesome new band — Jen & Abby — will be playing a live concert. Stuff your stockings!  Nebraska Marketplace will offer sales of CDs, books and wearables made or contributed by NCCers. Party Hearty! Gourmet food and drink by the Culver.  Lights and decking of the halls by Kevin McMahon; the Cypress House production team. Win great prizes! Huge raffle of collectibles, autographed items, Husker-abilia, Omaha Steaks, music, books, and more. It all starts at 8pm Tonight, Monday Dec 14th at the Culver Hotel. Get your tickets on the website with PayPal.  Or email us if you plan to pay at the door so we can give the hotel an accurate count.  Hope to see you there!

Crystal Carson

Monday, September 14th, 2009

At the Salon on Monday, Sept 14th, we’ll host one of the industry’s top Acting Coaches (and one of our most popular NCC guests!), Crystal Carson.  Creator of the “Auditioning by Heart” method, Crystal has been helping actors hone their craft and book jobs — in tv, film and on stage since 1993.  Monday, she’ll be working with participants in an acting workshop, live and projected for everyone on the bigscreen.  ACTORS: you can have a chance to get coaching and show your stuff. (Go to www.CrystalCarson.com to download the pages in advance if you want to be considered to be a part of the workshop).  DIRECTORS & PRODUCERS: you’ll learn valuable techniques for getting what you want from your actors.  Crystal is originally from Lincoln, NE, and has an extensive background in tv and film, including a major role on General Hospital. Come learn her secrets for success and kick your career into high gear. See you at the Culver Hotel…at the next Coast Connection Hollywood Salon…Monday, September 14th. Please RSVP on the Hotline or by replying to this email so we will have room for everyone.   DETAILS, DIRECTIONS AND RSVP INFO:  www.nebraskacoast.com    DID YOU KNOW THE NCC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK?!!?  Check it out and become a ‘Fan’ here:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Coast-Connection/61348913197?ref=mf Nebraska Coast Connection presents  The Hollywood Salon – in our new home – at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood. 9 2009