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Tomorrow’s Salon: Actor Nick D’Agosto

Monday, August 13th, 2012
Hollywood Salon
Our Special Guest:


Are you ready for a hot summer Salon?  We’ve got a great one for you tomorrow night…

Last month we brought you the long-awaited return of Production Designer Sandy Veneziano. She brought along surprise guests Director Dan Petrie, Actress/Author Harley Jane Kozak and Propmaster Blanche Sindelar. You just never know who you’ll meet at the Salon…

And we also got the report on Todd Nelson‘s trip back to Kearney to celebrate Jon Bokenkamp‘s new World Theatre opening with Alexander Payne.

Now…about tomorrow’s August Salon…

Nick D’Agosto is one of the happening young male stars of movies and tv. But he’s also just a kid from Omaha. And he’ll be our guest at the August 13th Hollywood Salon.

Nick got his start on Alexander Payne’s “Election” back in 1999, and soon made the move to Hollywood and shows like “Boston Public,” “ER,” “House” and “The Office.” Film roles include “Rocket Science,” “Dirty Girl,” “Final Destination 5,” and the recent “From Prada to Nada.” He has also signed on to “Masters of Sex,” a new Showtime series coming next year.

Don’t miss this chance to come meet Nick and ask him about his secrets of taking Hollywood by storm. You can say you knew him “back when”…

Hope to see you tomorrow — that’s Monday, August 13th — at the Culver!

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City…Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

Tomorrow’s Salon: South Park Animator Ryan Quincy with his new IFC show

TOMORROW:  Monday, June 11th, 2012
Hollywood Salon
Our Special Guest:
now with his own new IFC show

He was the longtime Emmy-winning Director of Animation for SOUTH PARK.  Now he’s just got his own show on IFC. Come help celebrate the birth of a new Nebraska showrunner!

Ryan Quincy headed the animation team at SOUTH PARK from nearly the beginning of it’s run on Comedy Central.

Last time he visited the Salon in 2008, he had just won one of his Emmys for Best Animated Series, and he showed off some new characters he created based on growing up in Holdrege, NE. Now those very characters are going to star in their own show OUT THERE on the IFC Channel!

Come meet Ryan and hear his tales of how to get your personal show on a major cable network. He’s writing the scripts now, casting the voices, designing the merchandise — and you have the chance to ask him about the whole process.  

It is going to be a fun night, with a creative and funny small-town Nebraska guy who just happens to be doing what he loves in Hollywood with his creative funny talents.

ALSO on Monday…

Ryan Tweedy of Lincoln is making a documentary film, THROUGH THESE GATES, about husker fans and their community. Check it out at: www.huskersfilm.com. Being a Cornhusker is bigger than football, its an identity and this film will explore what it means to be a Nebraskan and to be a Cornhusker. Ryan will be shooting the Salon on Monday and you’ll have the chance to be interviewed for his film!

It all happens TOMORROW NIGHT Monday, June 11th at the Culver!

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City…Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.


Salon Tonight with Producer Terry Anzaldo

Monday, November 14th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Special Guest:  Super-Producer Terry AnzaldoMusic, entertainment and sports are driving forces in Hollywood. Our November guest is a driven super-producer who has his capable hands crafting star careers and projects in all three arenas …

Tonight, the NCC extends a Big Red welcome to Terry Anzaldo! Whether it’s hit records, one-of-a-kind TV productions or celebrity-studded sporting events, Terry has been there and continues to do all of that. Meet him tonight at the Salon and discover what it takes to be an independent producer, content developer, promoter and talent manager at the industry’s highest levels.

A native of Omaha, Terry Anzaldo started his production company Good Guy Entertainment with his twin brother, Anthony, a few years back. Together, they have collaborated with many of the best-known classic and current iconic stars in American pop-culture history.

He previously worked as an executive with Madonna‘s Maverick Records label, where he chiefly was responsible for the on-air radio success of the Alanis Morissette album “Jagged Little Pill.” A taste of Terry’s other diverse accomplishments include managing the career of Barry Williams (Greg Brady of “Brady Bunch” fame), producing TV reunion shows for “Dallas” and “The Brady Bunch,” producing and casting reality TV’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and working with talent on shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Among Terry’s past and present radio productions are shows with Boyz II Men, Eddie Money, Tone Loc, Henry Rollins, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Henry Rollins and actor C. Thomas Howell. His war stories and wisdom about branching out as an indie executive in Los Angeles should prove a riveting night at the Salon.

See you at the Salon TONIGHT: Monday, November 14th.  Tony Moton will be guest hosting.

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

at tonight’s NCC Salon: filmmakers with a summer sneak

Monday, August 8th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
It’s a Summer Salon Sneak Spectacular!A brand new indie film is just coming together, and the entire creative team will be at the Salon to give you a sneak peek.

On August 8th, come meet the cast & crew of the new horror film, CANYON ROAD…

A brainchild of the NCC’s Ivan Lovegren, CANYON ROAD is emerging as one of the hot new movies to watch out for next year. In this original film starring Roxanne Jaeckel and Ivan Lovegren, a young couple trapped in a failing marriage is unexpectedly buried under a mudslide on Malibu Canyon Road. Air running out. Roof collapsing. Water rising. Rescue uncertain. Can they survive?

The film was written/directed by Calix Lewis Reneau & Jennifer Still and produced by Sheri Reeves.

And all of the cast, directors and producers will be on hand at the next Hollywood Salon to tell us about the making of the film, their efforts to market it and find a distributor, as well as their recent promotion at ComicCon last month.

Hope to see you on Monday, August 8th!

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

DEXTER Writer/Producer at Salon Tonight!

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Come to the NCC Salon tonight and meet one of the creatives behind the Showtime hit show DEXTER…What’s a good kid from Kearney, Nebraska doing writing about serial killers on a hit tv show?  For five years, our Salon guest in July has been writing one of the darkest and most complex characters on television.

Tim Schlattman has been a DEXTER Executive Producer and Writer for five years, earning him multiple Emmy and Writer’s Guild award nominations.

A former disc jockey and college professor, Tim’s other writing credits include ABC’s Roseanne, the WB’s Smallville, as well as the feature XCU: Extreme Close-Up. Tim also authored “Dexter Early Cuts: Dark Echo”, an on-going web series for Showtime.

Come to the Salon tonight — Monday, July 11th — and come hang with a Nebraskan who knows his way around writing for the bigtime.

Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

Hope to see you TONIGHT: Monday, July 11th!

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon at The Culver Hotel in Culver City… …Where Glamorous Nebraska Meets Down-Home Hollywood.

NCC Salon is Tonight! Comedian Bob Wiltfong and Filmmaker Mike Montgomery

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
“The World’s Best Spokesperson in the World” is a Nebraskan.  And he’s coming to the June Salon TONIGHT!Just a reminder, we’ve got a big evening planned for you at the Hollywood Salon tonight in Culver City.  Double your pleasure:  A famous funny guy AND a filmmaker with a sneak peek of his new movie.

You’ll likely recognize our first 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. From the U of Kansas, he embarked on a string of legit broadcast journalism jobs around the country. But he’s back to his real love – comedy – and it’s paid off bigtime.

Before his gig with Nationwide, Bob was a regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Chappelle’s Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He’s also been featured in national commercials for AOL, Microsoft, Staples, Domino’s Pizza and many others.

We’re thrilled to have Bob join us as our special guest at the Salon tonight, Monday June 13th. Come learn his secrets of making comedy look easy.

Also tonight, filmmaker Mike Montgomery (who guested after winning his big Coca Cola Filmmaker’s Award last year) will be showing us a sneak peek from his beautiful new film, The Garden.  You’ve never seen anything like his take on the Eden story — it’ll be a great treat to share in it’s debut.  And find out how YOU can help be a part of it.

Don’t miss this great SUPER-SIZED evening, TONIGHT, June 13th!

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

Zanuck’s NCC Salon TONIGHT!

Monday, May 9th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
It’s going to be a big night: Film Producer Dean Zanuck at the Nebraska Coast Connection Salon TONIGHT!
One of the hottest new producers in film just happens to be the grandson of a Nebraskan who had an enormous impact on Hollywood history.  He’s guesting at the Salon tonight.  (Your career may never forgive you for missing this one).

It was ninety years ago that his grandad came out of Wahoo, Nebraska to make his mark in Hollywood. Darryl F. Zanuck, one of the original Nebraska Coast pioneers, went on to great success as executive and producer at Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox. The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, Cleopatra, Planet of the Apes, and The Sound of Music are just a few of the memorable films he brought to the screen.

Darryl’s son Richard Zanuck has also produced acclaimed films like Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy, and Alice in Wonderland.

Now a third generation of Zanucks is adding to the Hollywood tradition. Dean Zanuck recently produced Get Low, a critical hit starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. He also produced Road to Perdition and from P.A. to Exec has worked on many other films such as Yes Man, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Apollo 13.

Almost a century after his famous grandfather left Nebraska for the movie biz, Dean will be coming back to his Nebraska roots. The NCC Salon on May 9th is proud to have Dean as our special guest.

Hope you’ll be joining us — and Dean Zanuck — at the Culver TONIGHT May 9th!

Hollywood Salon TONIGHT: Comic Thor Ramsey

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Hollywood Salon
Need a little humor in your life these days? This Salon is guaranteed to make you laugh.

Comic and author Thor Ramsey will be joining us at the April Salon. Thor is a standup comedian who has played all the major comedy clubs and festivals across the country. He is best known for his best-selling “Thou Shalt Laugh” DVDs and for hosting the comedy series “Bananas” from Sony.

Thor hails from Nebraska, got his start in Des Moines and Chicago, and has since moved to LA. His smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favorite nationwide.

He has made his mark with his brand: “comedy that doesn’t make you feel like you stepped in something.”

Check out his website at thorramsey.com — his “30 Second Comedy Break” will give you a sneak peek of Thor’s comedy.

Come to the Salon on April 11th and meet Thor and hear his story of climbing the comedy ladder of success. Your funny bone will thank you for it.

See you at the Culver on Monday, April 11th.

Filmmaker Nik Fackler at Nebraska Coast TONIGHT

Monday, March 14, 2011
Hollywood Salon
The Nebraska Coast Connection hosts Filmmaker Nik Fackler at the next Salon on Monday night…

Filmmaker, musician, artist, and blogger Nik Fackler will be joining us at the March Salon on Monday. Nik stopped by the NCC holiday party as our special guest, and as promised he’s coming back for a full Salon evening to share more of his tales and talents as the newest young hot filmmaker from Omaha. He’s fresh from the Spirit Awards, where he was nominated for writing and directing his very first feature LOVELY, STILL.LOVELY, STILL stars Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the beautiful city of Omaha, where it was shot!). If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a remarkable first film — we’ll show you a scene or two Monday night. Nik also just directed a new music video for BRIGHT EYES, and has a bunch of other projects in the works to tell us about. See his great blog at nikfackler.com for photos, clips and more.

He’s a real talent, and a real nice guy, too, so come and hang with Nik before he gets any more busy and famous.

See you at the Culver on Monday, March 14th.