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Aug 12th starts NCC Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA Salons with Costumer Wendy Chuck

The August Salon kicks off our NEBRASKA series, with the first of several months of collaborators from Alexander Payne’s new Paramount movie, opening in November.  Mr. Payne himself will be our guest in September.

Wendy Chuck has costumed ELECTION, ABOUT SCHMIDT, SIDEWAYS, and DESCENDENTS, so she has a long history of being one of Alexander Payne’s “A” List. She’ll be at the Salon in August to tell us about their latest film project, NEBRASKA, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.

An Australian native, Wendy has amassed an impressive list of film, theatre and ballet credits around the world, among them the features TWILIGHT, THE RING TWO, BAD SANTA, and VARSITY BLUES. She has also worked with Jane Campion on her features PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THE PIANO and TWO FRIENDS, and won many awards in the US and Australia.We rarely have had the opportunity at a Salon to host a costume designer of her caliber, and learn about this important collaboration with Nebraska’s top director. Don’t miss the chance to hear her tales of costuming Jack Nicholson, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Neill, Billy Bob Thornton, Dermot Mulroney and so many more.


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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