Jeff McArthur's new novel is now on Amazon
Jeff McArthur's new novel "The Table of Truth" is about the
journey of a young Mexican woman as she struggles to escape
from the life of prostitution, drugs, and alcoholism. Two-
thirds of the sales of the book go toward helping girls and
women of the Baja California region get educations and start
small businesses. Get it now at amazon.com
If you missed it the first time...
The play, LLOYD'S PRAYER, written by Kevin Kling and directed by NCCer Susan
Lee Johnson, returns to the Ark Theatre for
an extended six week run. The play is a dark comedy with a moral, an angel and
a boy raised by raccoons. Tickets are
available online at www.arktheatre.org or (323) 969-1707.
Shenandoah Native Takes Leap of Faith
December 31, 2003
SHENANDOAH - From Iowa to Hollywood, Joy Kurtz has definitely taken a leap of faith, but with the help of others she has landed softly. Check out the article in her proud hometown paper.
Tim Woodward's Short is Screening
Special Private Screening of THE IMPORTANCE OF BLIND DATING, a short film
produced by and starring Tim Woodward. Tuesday, February 21st at 8pm.
The Colony Theatre in Burbank (http://www.colonytheatre.org/
See the trailer at www.blinddatingfilm.com. RSVP with name and number
attending by Monday, Feb. 20th: 818-845-5258 or
Litchfield Native Returns To Film Movie About Pet Cow
To get the lowdown, check out the Lincoln Journal Star/Kearney Hub article
Holly Lewis and Tim Woodward Now Appearing in a Hit Play!
Two of our very own NCC talents are starring in a play at the Matrix Theatre
this month, and their show just was chosen as "Pick of the Week" by the LA
Times. Holly Lewis and Tim Woodward both are appearing in the critically
acclaimed show, OUR LADY OF 121st STREET, called "rip-roaringly funny" by
The show is double-cast, so they only both appear in a few performances,
but they have arranged a Special Group Rate at one of them on THIS
THURSDAY, NOV 30th at 8pm. See the show with both of them that night,
mention "Nebraska" and get $5 off!
OUR LADY OF 121st STREET is at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood, at
7657 Melrose. For tickets or information, call 800-595-4TIX or www.tix.com
Now Playing Thurs-Sun through Dec 30th, with matinees on some weekends.
From the Kearney Hub...
A Holdrege native convinced his friend Alexander
Payne, writer/director of "About Schmidt," to look west of
Lincoln to make a movie. Hmm... could it be our own
Todd Nelson? Check out Amy
Schweitzer's article in the Kearney Hub and read
all about it! See
pictures from About Schmidt's Omaha Premiere as
Kirk Bovill on Hallmark Channel
NCC Actor/Musician Kirk Bovill has his movie of the week debut in January on
Hallmark Channel's MURDER 101 which stars Dick Van Dyke. See this link for
There is a trailer you can run and if you actually pause it on the gun shot,
you'll see Kirk as the shooter.
Would you like to win tickets to the Cornhuskers vs USC game in 2006?
Tim Anderson reports that if you attend the USC Women’s Basketball game
this Sunday, December 11th, you just might win tickets to the September
2006 Nebraska game against USC.
At the USC vs. Ohio State game at 2:30pm on Sunday at the LA Sports Arena,
USC Athletics will be conducting "11th Heaven," giving away 11 pair of tickets
to USC Football's 2006 home opener vs. the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Fans will
be selected at random throughout the basketball game, and must be in
attendance to win and claim their prizes.
If you have any questions, Tim can be reached at 323.309.9649.
Husker Hollywood is Calling YOU!
Wanna be in the movies? Love your Cornhuskers? Put 'em both together and
you get a chance to be in Jim Carrey's next film. Warner Bros is looking for
Nebraska extras to fill USC's Coliseum in red -- it's going to stand in for
Lincoln, where crowd shots were recently shot. THIS IS A PAID EXTRA GIG,
JUST FOR NEBRASKANS (and those who want to play them in the movies!) The
shoot will happen on Wednesday, December 19th.
You can sign up on CastingPedia, via this link:
Harley's New Book
NCCer Harley Jane Kozak's new novel is out now. DATING IS MURDER is the
highly anticipated sequel to DATING DEAD MEN, her first critically acclaimed
novel now out in paperback.
Find out more about Harley and buy the books by visiting her website at harleyjanekozak.com.
Visit Nebraska On Film
I'd like to invite you to visit the NebraskaOnFilm.com
web site at
http://www.nebraskaonfilm.com. The site is dedicated
to the contributions of
Nebraska and Nebraska in film, television, music and
We are committed to promoting Nebraska-related
activities such as film
festivals and events, as well as recognizing the past
contributions of Nebraska(ns) in the film and
We have also started two new features on the site. One
is a "quick news
page" for Nebraska film news, which may be viewed
http://nebraskaonfilm.blogspot.com. The other is a
"calendar of events"
page which may be viewed here: http://
Mary Riepma Ross Director Wins 2004 Sue Tidball Award
Nominators said the winner of the 2004 Sue Tidball Award for Creative Humanity has consistently given minorities a voice through film. Indeed he has, Dan Ladely, the director of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, has made a practice of showing films about minorities, women and gays. In addition to starting the Great Plains Film Festival, he has held Iranian, American Indian, Hispanic and Chinese Film Festivals.
The Sue Tidball award is an annual award presented to individuals from the campus community as a way of recognizing significant contributions to the development of a humane, educationally creative and caring community within UNL.
Click here to find out more...Ladely
Janubia's New CD is on iTunes!
Janubia was the musical guest at the Salon recently -- highlighting her debut CD
"Mother Tongue." The folks at the iTunes Store this month are spotlighting
Janubia on the front page of the World Music section.
If you have an iTunes account, you can go to the iTunes website, download a
couple of her songs and see what everyone is raving about!
EVERY WED NIGHT: Brad Colerick hosts a great evening in SouthPas
Brad Colerick's very successful Wine & Song series in South
Pasadena has moved to the great SoPas restaurant FireFly!
and other amazing musicians in an intimate setting with
wine & food every Wed night. Nice write up
in the Pasadena Weekly.
Brad's third album,
"When I'm Gone" has just been released. Hear
his music on his website...
Laurie Richards Film Wins Festival Award
Laurie Richards' documentary, "MY FRIEND NORMAN: The Man From Aberdeen"
garnered first place at the Omaha Great Plains Theatre Conference, June, 2007.
Excerpts from the film were shown at the April NCC Salon. If you would
like more information, check out the web site flickafilms.com
STARTS JAN 21st: Five Week Voiceover Coaching Workshop with Mari Weiss
Our regular Salon guest Mari Weiss will be teaching for the
Voice Over Workout Lounge in a five-part Thursday night
Bring your best game when the real Voice Over booth
opportunities present themselves and find ways to tell the
story from the copy, and apply it, with instant feedback.
Bring a USB stick to listen to your professionally
engineered recordings every week. Playfulness, with a
Thursday eves Jan 21 thru February 18th in Hollywood.
Normally $600, but NCCers get discount price of $499.
Or $875 for two people.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-439-9036 for details.
WEEKENDS in JANUARY: Improv Extravaganza in Hollywood
Misa Doi's very funny improv troupe, Some Assembly Required,
up with an awesome improv troupe in San Francisco to put on
kind improvised show called Tilted Frame Network, where both
combine their talent and perform together via the
Two troupes. Two cities. One show! First weekend only is
"Pay What You
Can." Located at The Lab at Theatre Asylum (6320 Santa
Jan. 15th-16th at 8pm - Pay What You Can
Jan. 22nd-23rd at 8pm - $20 at the door or $10 via Goldstar
Nebraskans are Rebels
The following Nebraskans took part in the 2nd annual Rebel Planet Short Film
Festival of Hollywood held April 20-22, 2007 in Hollywood.
Left to Right: SEAN COVEL (Producer of "Napoleon Dynamite"), HOLLY LEWIS
(Festival Founder & Actress in "Pirates of Silicon Valley" & "Oscar"), KEVIN
McMAHON, (Writer/Director of "Suspended"). Not pictured were fellow
NCCers RAIDER RHOTENACHER (Writer/Director of "Oscar") and JEFF
PATTERSON (Actor in "Suspended").
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COMEDY SUNDAYS! Calling All Adoring Comedy Fans...
REC ROOM COMEDY is the second SUNDAY of each month (that's always the
night before the Salon!) Are you ready to laugh? Of course you are! There's
no better way to cure what ails you that than to watch internationally-
headlining comedians for FREE!
Every Second Sunday each month @ 7pm at Jennifer's Coffee
& Moorpark in Studio City. http://www.myspace.com/rec_room
July 20th COMEDY NIGHT at the IMPROV
Jen Hendrickson is producing a COMEDY BENEFIT and silent
auction at THE
IMPROV in Hollywood as a fundraiser for READING TO KIDS on
20th. $35 tickets include dinner and a stand-up comedy show
Christopher Titus and many more comics. Hosted by Rachel
Harris. Details and
purchase tickets here:
Production Help and Actor Needed for NUTCRACKER
Looking for a fun way to make some extra cash? Robbin Shahani is producing
the NUTCRACKER BALLET this December in Canoga Park. Seeking backstage
(pay and great networking) and one male actor! Contact 818.298.4386 or
email@example.com. Or just come see the show!
NCCer and Olympic Hopeful on NBC
If you haven't heard already, NCCer Kevin McMahon will be trying out for the a spot on the 2004 U.S. Olympic Diving Team. He has qualified for the 3 meter springboard event and the synchronized 3 meter springboard event with partner Brian Earley. Earley and McMahon are the 1995 World Cup Champions and former world record holders.
The Olympic Trials events will be televised on NBC:
Three meter synchronized final - Wednesday, June 9th @8pm CST.
Individual three meter springboard final - Friday, June 11th @7pm CST.
VOTE for Susan Lee's film on FAMECAST.COM
Susan Lee has a new film on Famecast.com and she needs your vote!
"Weight of the World" is a short she directed for the 48 Hour Film Project.
Sign up at Famecast.com to see it and vote daily until Feb 2. Currently,
"Weight" is 5th out of 342 films - so tell your friends to vote and help keep it
in the top 50! Bookmark her film at famecast.com to vote
CASTING CALL! Now Casting and Crewing for a Feature Film
SAG LIMITED EXHIBITION~~SEEKING CAST & CREW
FOR A 24P HD FEATURE FILM
Written and Directed by Kerry Logan
Produced by: Kerry Logan and Randy Crowder
SHOOTING LATE NOVEMBER/EARLY DECEMBER 2004
Pays SAG Limited Exhibition Rate for SAG members ~$75 -$100/day, SAG and Non-Union Can Submit
“TRUE MEN” – A troubled executive finds himself the victim of a home intruder; a mysterious man seeking solace from the streets. Unable to escape, the man’s panic turns to curiosity, as he becomes transfixed by the stranger’s elaborate web of tales. His interest soon turns to fear, as the stranger begins to open up a psychological door to his past; a dark past that must finally be confronted before more damage is done.
PEDRO – Hispanic. Gold-chain wearing owner of pawn shop. Character actor. Late 30’s+. CAMEO ~~Anyone know Luis Guzman?
PAUL – Thirty-something financial executive. Ivy Leaguer attempting to make his way in a difficult city. Pretentious, emotionally unstable, erratic. Borderline alcoholic. Bursting at the seams. LEAD ~~Name Preferred
SHADY CHARACTER #1 – Twenties plus, menacing thug, Hispanic.
SHADY CHARACTER #2 - Twenties plus, menacing thug, Hispanic.
Submit to tw2cast@AOL.com OR NowCasting.com
ALSO SEEKING VARIOUS CREW POSITIONS
Including PA's Runners, etc. ...leave crew message for Randy at 818-225-9851
Jacqueline Rose shot in Nebraska
Jaqueline Rose is the debut feature film for Nebraska
Indie Producers Two by the Tree Productions. Director
Paul Christian Glenn has written the screenplay, and
the picture is being lensed by cinematographer and art
director Chad M. Leahy.
A fresh young cast kindles this poignant comedy about
a group of old friends who aren’t quite ready to let go of
their youth. Lance (Terry James Glenn) was once a
promising young folk musician who dreamed of
escaping the midwest and making a name for himself,
but lately he can’t seem to focus. He spends his days
moving furniture with his best friend Casey (Nate
Haden), and his nights drinking and dreaming with
straight-talking Trip (Ja'le Youngblood).
Lance is wandering toward oblivion until his high-
school sweetheart Jackie (Janell Wolford) moves back
to town and he suddenly remembers what inspiration
feels like. As life pulls the gang in different directions,
Lance makes a last, desperate gamble to recapture the
past—and unravel life’s greatest mystery.
Check out their website at www.jaquelinerose.com
Tony Moton wins 2nd place!!!
For Close to Half a Century, the Samuel Goldwyn
Writing Awards Have Been the Key for Hundreds of
Aspiring Writers; 82% of Winners Have Achieved
Successful Writing Careers
Paul J. da Silva, graduate student in screenwriting at
the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, has
won first prize in the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn
Writing Awards for his screenplay "Deep South."
Tony Moton, a former columnist at the Omaha World-
Herald and 1998 graduate of the University of
Nebraska's Lincoln master's program in journalism,
took second for his script "All Bets Are On", the story of
the relationship between a 12-year-old Little League
baseball player and his philandering grandfather, set
during the summer of 1969 in Chicago.
Commonly known to be an entree to a successful
writing career, previous Goldwyn winners include such
outstanding film directors and writers as Allison
Anders, Francis Ford Coppola, Pamela Gray, Colin
Higgins, Eric Roth and novelist Jonathan Kellerman.
Script Analysis by Michael Ray Brown...
Find out more about Story Sense at www.storysense.com and at the Hollywood Salon
Payne is Oscar Winner!
Congratulations to Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for their win of the
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay! The cast and crew of
SIDEWAYS was nominated for 5 Oscars, and have won Golden Globes,
Independent Spirit Awards and many more, plus the most glowing reviews of
any picture this year. Check out the official site for Fox
Watch for news here on nebraskacoast.com or in your NCC
emails...Alexander will be appearing soon at an
upcoming Hollywood Salon, with his Oscar and Golden Globes for our
show and tell.
Christine Conradt's March Movie Madness
One of the NCC's most prolific and successful screenwriters, Christine
Conradt, has a bunch of her projects airing on Lifetime and LMN throughout
March, including THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, THE PERFECT NANNY, A LOVER"S
REVENGE and many more. Her feature HOTEL CALIFORNIA is coming out on
new interview with Christine, info
on her webinars and a schedule of many of her upcoming airings.
CreatorUp Lab Invitation to NCC: Dan Williams - Asylum Creator
Mike Tringe at CreatorUp would like to offer you
access to join their upcoming live online sci-fi writing lab
via Google Hangout with teacher Dan Williams, the
creator of the award winning web series Asylum on Hulu.
Let him know if you'd be interested in learning more about
it, as the spots are limited!
Mike Tringe, Co-founder of CreatorUp
@creatorup firstname.lastname@example.org 310.570.6104
One Word... VOGUE
Kevin McMahon, our friend, our fellow NCCer, our Olympic hopeful, and our Japanese cosmetics model is in the April issue of VOGUE Magazine!
You have to see this - get the mag, skip Gwen Stefani and go to page 319. Its true, he really is a diver!
HAROLD LLOYD's Classic SAFETY LAST to screen with live orchestra at Egyptian on Saturday, APRIL 24th!
Please join us on Saturday, APRIL 24th, at 4pm for a
screening of Harold
Lloyd's beloved classic "Safety Last" (yes, this is the one
where Harold hangs
from the clock!). Part of the TCM Classic Film Festival,
with live orchestral
accompaniment, playing at the Egyptian Theatre in
A great opportunity to see Harold's most famous film the way
it is meant to be seen, and with all your
NCC friends. NOT TO BE MISSED! Harold's granddaughter
Suzanne Lloyd will be special guest, along with Leonard
We'll meet at the Egyptian box office at 3:15pm, and will
get priority seating for NCC. Tickets are $20/person (or
50% off with student ID). We have Harold-style glasses for
everybody in our group and will take photos together, so
don't be late! After the screening, at 6pm, we'll be
gathering at Pig & Whistle next door for Happy Hour.
Nebraska Screen Legend ROBERT TAYLOR is TCM's star of the month in April!
Nebraskan Robert Taylor, one of Hollywood's biggest leading men in the 40s,
will be TCM's Star of the Month in April. All his classic films will be seen
throughout the month.
For schedule and details, see tcm.com for details.
Behind The Mic VOICEOVER CLASS on Saturday, February 23rd
A one day intensive that will get you started in Voice Over
with practical, on-the-mic experience in a professional
studio with two working industry pros, Mari Weiss and
Sat, Feb 23rd 10am-4pm at Tree Falls Post on Cahuenga
$225 (includes lunch)
*mention Nebraska Coast Connection and get a $25 discount!
Only 10 spots are available on a first come, first serve
basis so let us know soon at: email@example.com
NU vs USC Game Tickets on Sale for Sept 16!
David Max of HuskerPedia.com and Californians For Nebraska attended a
recent Salon and told us he has tickets for sale to the Husker/USC game to be
played September 16th here in LA. Most are package deals, with pre-game
dinners, tailgate parties and even a cruise on John Wayne's yacht. Some
single tickets may become available at a later date. Check out
HuskerPedia.com for details. David can be reached in Irvine at
949-623-8425 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell him you are
with the NCC.
Nebraska Writer's Film on Lifetime
Christine Conradt, originally from Lincoln, wrote the teleplay for A KILLER
UPSTAIRS, which premiered May 16th on Lifetime TV, and starring Bruce
Boxleitner and Tracy Nelson.
LAST WEEK!! 'An Elephant's Eye' Presents NEBRASKOBLIVION
Don't miss this fantastic production by our fellow NCCers!!
'An Elephant's Eye Theatre Company Presents: Joe Whyte's NEBRASKOBLIVION by Chris Conry. Four of the five cast members are from our beautiful state!
WHERE: The Ruby Theater at The Complex,
6470 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood
WHEN: May 20th through June 6th
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm...
Sundays at 7pm "Industry Night"
TICKETS Thursday through Saturday: $15
TICKETS Sunday: TICKETS ARE ONLY $7, $5 WITH HEADSHOT!!
Please come and support our fellow NCCers!
Info/Reservations (310) 562-2968 or contact Abby at email@example.com or 323-308-7078!
An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein with Ben Wilson
Shel Silverstein has this warning for you...
"...He just had a stress test, and he was fine
His cholesterol was down to 209
He saved up his money, retired to the tropic sea
There he was resting contentedly underneath a tall palm tree
When he was...killed by a coconut
Killed by a coconut
Just when things were lookin' up
He happened to be lookin' down..."
Now it's not a prophecy, not a curse, it's just a "might-be" and the point of it is, you can't always control the way you go when you go.
So it's important to do what you can while you can.
AN ADULT EVENING OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Directed by Monica Himmelheber & Ida Darvish
Starring Andy Allen, Kris Allen, Kalimba Bennett, Ida Darvish, Rosa Graziano, Dennis Gubbins, Merritt Hicks, Tyler Moore, Stacey Moseley, Jen Ray, Josie Romero, Brigid Ryan, Rob Thain, Meredith Thomas, and Ben Wilson (..ilson...ilson......ilson)
***Featuring pre-show music and poetry at 7:45pm by: Steve Connell,
Anita Coats, Danielle Bisutti, Rob Thain and more...
WHERE: The Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood
WHEN: March 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, & 26th
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm
HOW: Tickets $15 - Industry comps and Student Discounts Available
Lew Hunter's Superior Screenwriting Colony Wants YOU!
Lew Hunter, Chair Emeritus of the renowned UCLA MFA Screenwriting
Program, and one of Hollywood's most respected mentors, is currently
accepting applications to his unique 2-week intensive Superior Screenwriting
Colony in his Victorian mansion in Superior, Nebraska. It happens twice a
year, in the spring and fall.
For more information, please visit: www.lewhunter.com
31st Annual Caroling Festivities
Join in the 31st Annual Los Angeles Holiday Caroling
Festivities on Sunday,
December 2nd. From 4pm to 7:15, come caroling at four
Canoga Park nursing homes, followed by a wrap party.
community service project, originated in Nebraska, provides
a very rewarding and enjoyable opportunity for you to impact
the world to
make it a better place!
See www.ReachfortheStars.com/caroling/ or call Vince Leinen
342-9336 for further details.
Kevin McMahon's TV Festival Screening
NCCer Kevin McMahon teamed up with writer/actor Nelson Ascencio from
TV to create a television pilot called "Hola Vision." It's a slightly latin themed
explotation sketch comedy show and it's really funny. It will be screening
Saturday, July 28th at the 2007 independent television festival. (If you miss
the screening on Saturday there is also a screeing on Sunday the 29th at 2pm
in the Pickford Screening Room). Tickets are $10.00. Information: (323)
931-4846 or www.itvfest.org
RESCHEDULED: Voiceover Workshop with Mari Weiss
Lots of classes and books teach you about the business of voice-over, but to
really build a career, you have to hone your craft. Whether you're starting out
or sharpening your skills, Mari can help you be the best you can be.
Find your voice (and maybe things you didn't know it could do!). Know your
strengths. Stretch your range. Connect to copy so it pops.
Workshop will be held at a well known studio with a seasoned engineer who
can add invaluable feedback on mic technique and booth etiquette.
NEW DATE: Saturday, October 29th - 9am to 4pm. $150/person. To make a
reservation, contact Mari at: (323) 931-5931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Series from Nebraska Debuts
The online web series "EvansAmerica" is being shot by Nebraska filmmakers
in the state, according to Daniel Iske of Omaha.
It is an episodic ongoing show where each episode can be downloaded for
free from the show's website at www.evansamerica.com.The first episode is
already up and the second is set to launch soon.
Nebraskan is Sundance Star
Mike Bruner (Brainard, NE) starred in EATING, a short film that just premiered
at the Sundance Film Festival. Check it out: www.eatingthemovie.com
BELOW THE BELT Starts Friday!
Chad and Lisa Siebert's LCN Productions presents a three man comedy, BELOW THE BELT, by Richard Dresser. A comedy about three men who “check work” in an off-country plant, the play raises the issues of isolation, companionship, freedom and industry through hilarious dialogue and circumstances.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday nights @ 8pm June 4 - 26
WHERE: Gardner Stages I, 1501 N Gardner (just a few blocks east of Fairfax, off Sunset)
TICKETS: $12.00 at the door
Also, check our website for more information www.lcnproduction.com
COMEDY & MUSIC RIDE FOR ARTHRITIS FUNDRAISER on June 11th
The NCC's Justin Baker invites you to his fundraiser on Wednesday, June 11th
from 7 to midnight: COMEDY....MUSIC....IMPROV....OPEN BAR...and all for a
good cause: fighting arthritis. Justin will be riding in an arthritis awareness
bike ride from San Francisco to LA in September; proceeds from the event will
go towards this epic journey.
Celebrate & support Justin with a night of comedy and entertainment. All that
is asked of you is to bring a love of comedy, socializing, and an open heart.
4414 West 2nd Street in LA 90004. $20. 310-897-3449 or
email@example.com for details.
Chett's MP3s Posted at MP3.com and see Chett at Jennifer's
Chett Gunhus here! I have recently posted 3 songs on
the mp3 website. Have a listen at www.mp3.com/
Chett_Gunhus. If you are not an mp3.com
member, they may request that you submit your first
and last name and an email address. I'd love to hear
any feedback. Send any comments to
I'll also be hosting Tuesday evenings at Jennifer's
Coffee Connection (4397 Tujunga Ave. #D
on the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark) for the next few
months. I'll be playing some folk, pop and jazz
standards and would love to see you there.
I'll have the stage from 7-9pm and although I am a
stage hog, it's just a bit more than I care to take on by
myself. Soooo, if you are of an artistic bent and would
like to show off your tailfeathers a bit on stage, let me
know and I'll fit you in in the near future.
I would love to see you there and have you participate in
MECONN BBQ on July 27th
NCCers are cordially invited to attend the Midwest Entertainment
Connection's annual summer BBQ Party on Saturday, July 27th.
This year it's at Pan Pacific Park (right near CBS & The Grove) from 2 to 6pm.
MECONN (formerly the Kansas Connection) will provide meat, chips & sodas
for only $5. Bring a side dish to share. And a frisbee, if you want. Details at
Script Reading Series with Aaron Sawyer's new script
The Midwest Entertainment Connection is hosting their free Script Reading
Series on Wednesday, March 19th at 7:30pm in Pacific Palisades. Aaron
Sawyer's new script "Mount" will be read by actors, with a discussion and
networking after. "Mount" is about Yesu, a boy who proclaims himself the
second coming of Christ, but through his first love realizes the truth about
love, nature, and his own role in the universe. Details at: http://meconn.org
Lincoln v. Bush... One of Top 5 Most Popular Shorts on iFilm.com!
Abe IS getting the word out! The great Bush vs. Lincoln debate is the 4TH MOST POPULAR SHORT FILM on IFILM.COM this week.
If you haven't seen it already, now is your chance to see our NCC'ers in action. Lincoln 2004!
If you would like more information on Bush vs. Lincoln, please contact Tom at 818-785-5755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gina Venturini launches website
Www.ginaventurini.com is live and available for viewing
and listening. A huge Thank you goes out to Amy
Dullard and Jeff Venturini for all of their hard work in
putting this together.
Gina Venturini is a vocalist in the classic sense of the
term. She sings from the soul and loves every note
with all of her heart. From classic jazz to classical
chorale, a television audience or a Saturday night
crowd, Gina is right at home. Her delicate, crystal clear
and beautiful voice cuts to the raw emotion of a song
and deeply touches the listener every time. You will feel
her motto, “Let the music from your soul touch
another’s heart.” www.ginaventurini.com
Photos Now Available of the 2006 NCC Holiday Party!
If you attended the 2006 NCC Holiday Party, then you will know how much
fun we all had. You might have won one of the big raffle prizes. You might
even have had your photo snapped in a compromising position with
To see it all in living color,
see this link. And you can even download copies of these
shots just by dragging them to your desktop.
Tom Osborne & Willa Cather at the CFN Banquet on January 10th
Our friends, Californians For Nebraska, will be hosting their annual Founder's
Day Banquet on Thursday, January 10th in Long Beach. Guest speakers include
Tom Osborne and Willa Cather (yep, you read that right...it's the famous writer's
niece with the same name!) Details: http://cal4ne.com/2008foundersday.html
OSCAR Chosen for Hot Shops Film Festival at the Jocelyn
Holly Lewis' short film, OSCAR, was chosen for the 2nd Annual Hot Shops Film Festival at the Jocelyn Art Museum in Omaha.
For more information please contact Holly at HLEWIS@bear.com or go to the Hot Shops website at www.hotshopsartcenter.com/filmfest/index.html.