This May, The Nebraska Coast Connection is receiving The Award of Merit from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Fine Arts. UNL is bringing our Founder Todd Nelson to Lincoln to accept the award. In honor of this event, for the first time ever, The Hollywood Salon will be “Coming Home” to Nebraska, and be hosted at the Carson Center for EMA. This will be a one time only role-reversal where the Nebraskans will have an in-person Salon while those in California and elsewhere will get to stream the Salon. Click the button below to be on the list to receive the streaming information when it becomes available. If you are in Nebraska, join us in person in Lincoln, and if not, join us virtually. Either way, hope to see you on May 8th!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   . 
Monday, May 8th, 2023 at 6:00pm CDT
Hollywood Salon in Lincoln, Nebraska!

30 years. The Nebraska Coast has been connecting people to each other for three decades. Careers have been built, friends have been made, and creativity has blossomed throughout the years as this Nebraska Mafia has grown.  This May, we’re traveling to Lincoln to have a chat with someone who began his career in Hollywood with the help of the NCC. NCCers, join us in person on Monday, May 8th 10th at the Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts in Lincoln, NE. RSVP below to be sent our streaming link!

JON BOKENKAMP created and served as an executive producer on the NBC drama THE BLACKLIST. He currently is the showrunner for a brand-new Apple TV series, which he will be discussing with our group in May! A native of Kearney, Nebraska, Bokenkamp’s feature film work includes the thriller THE CALL, TAKING LIVES, and PERFECT STRANGER. He has collaborated with directors Tony Scott (TOP GUN), William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST) and Joe Carnahan (THE GREY). He also served as a creator and executive producer on NBC’sTHE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, a spinoff of the original series.

Jon attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, before graduating with honors from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to his work in television and feature films, Bokenkamp is the founder and creative director of the World Theater arthouse in Kearney.

The Hollywood Salon

with Jon Bokenkamp, Showrunner

Monday, May 8th at 6pm CDT


1300 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.