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ACTING UP at the Nebraska Coast Salon on Monday

If you are an actor or director, you won’t want to miss the next Salon…

ACTING UP is a new studio for actors, directors and other entertainment professionals who want to shift their career into high gear. And their team is coming on Monday to give you a taste of what they can do for you, including an interactive mini-workshop for actors right here at the Salon!

ACTING UP is in the business of helping start careers. As all of us NCCers know, it is all about networking in this business and ACTING UP offer a variety of ways to do that. They have acting classes, casting workshops, agent/manager showcases, career/audition coaching, networking events and seminars that are geared toward getting actors working. They aim to build a community where actors come to get creative and help one another create their own projects and learn from top industry guests. And they have reached out to the Nebraska Coast Connection to offer their services to you!

The two founding partners of ACTING UP will be at the Salon, along with one of their top Acting/Directing Coaches:
Nicole Foster Callahan has been a working actress since 2006, with many TV appearances including How I Met Your Mother, Friday Night Lights, Days of Our Lives and national commercials. After leaving her BFA program, Nicole was faced with the question many actors like herself face…Now what? In pursuit of that answer she trained among the best schools in Los Angeles and made it her business to find out as much as she could about how to navigate the industry. Known by her clients to give “tough love” when needed, she is truly dedicated to helping them achieve their goals, whether to a seasoned veteran or beginner.

Jodie L. Panek moved to Los Angeles in 1999 after working in the corporate world. She soon discovered that her expertise in sales, management, international business and human resources was actually grooming her all along to work with actors. Along with her business sense, Jodie teaches actors how to communicate in a way that is effective and gets results. More than anything, Jodie loves helping other make connections that will enrich their lives both professionally and personally. She has created amazing relationships with actors, agents, casting directors, directors.

Brionne Davis is from Paris Texas. In NYC he studied at the HB Actors Studio under Edward Moorehouse, a student of Uta Hagen. Brionne’s experiences as an actor have taught him many valuable skills. To get work, many times, Brionne had to create it himself. The first of these, A Noble Exile, was a one-man show inspired by the writings of Tennessee Williams. In New York he was a silent producer and starred in True West and Wallenburg. Brionne recently has returned from Cannes where the film in which he stars, El Abrazo de la Serpiente, was named one of the top 10 films to come out of the festival by The Hollywood Reporter. He will also guest star on Showtime’s Ray Donovan this fall.

NOTE TO ACTORS: if you want to work with Brionne in our Salon acting workshop, please prepare a scene or monologue for Monday!

Calling all actors and directors who are looking to turbo-charge their careers…the June Salon is for YOU! 

Also at the June Salon, we’ll have a report and video from the folks behind CALIBRASKA ARTS, a program that takes CalArts alumni back to share their skills and inspiration with students in Western Nebraska. Their 3rd annual Arts and Animation Workshop is coming this summer with multigenerational classes in animation, creative writing and drawing. CalArts Professor Erica Larsen-Dockray and some of her team will be here at the Salon to give us the scoop on this great program. Check out calibraska.org for more details.

Hope to see you Monday, June 8th at the Culver. Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.

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