25 May 2023
NCC’s Hollywood Salon returned home to Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Coast Connection held The Hollywood Salon Comes Home event on May 8 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The event was part of a celebration of 30 years of the Nebraska Coast Connection and The Hollywood Salon.
The event featured a Q&A with two Nebraska friends who made their careers in Hollywood: Kearney native Jon Bokenkamp (creator, writer/producer of NBC’s “The Blacklist”) and UNL Theatre and Journalism alumnus Todd Nelson (CBS/Paramount producer and founder of the Nebraska Coast Connection).
25 May 2023
EMA senior traveling to London for ‘Can You See How I See’
Lincoln, Neb.--Trystan Nord, a senior emerging media arts student from Gretna, Nebraska, is traveling to London in June for the opening of “Can You See How I See,” a graduate thesis project for Central St. Martens student Yoni Chepisheva. Nord has served as technical artist for the project.
15 May 2023
First four-year EMA students graduate
Lincoln, Neb.--Among the 123 May graduates from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts were 18 students receiving their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Emerging Media Arts.
These graduates are the first to complete four years in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.
05 May 2023
Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff awards announced
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announced the 2023 recipients of the Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards.
This ongoing awards program for faculty and staff recognizes outstanding performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching; research and creative activity; faculty servce, outreach and engagement; outstanding lecturer; and staff service.
The following faculty and staff awards were presented at the college’s Honors Day celebration on May 5.
• College Distinguished Teaching Award:
02 May 2023
Evans receives national Charlene Gordon Arts Impact Award
Lincoln, Neb.--Brannon Evans, a senior theatre performance major in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, is one of two recipients nationally of the Charlene Gordon Arts Impact Award.
The recipients of this award are selected from the ASPIRE Arts Leadership program with the sponsorship of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival National Committee and the College of Fellows of the American Theatre.
19 Apr 2023
Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon Comes Home May 8
Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon Comes Home on Monday, May 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
It will also be live streamed for viewers in California and worldwide. Visit https://nebraskacoast.com for streaming details. The event is part of the celebration of 30 years of Nebraska Coast Connection and The Hollywood Salon.
14 Apr 2023
2 Carson Center professors have work at WOW Festival 2023
Lincoln, Neb.--Assistant Professors of Emerging Media Arts Ash Eliza Smith and Robert Twomey will have their work, “CLEANING THE STABLES” included in the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls (WOW) Festival on April 27 in San Diego.
14 Apr 2023
Submissions open for Black Public Media residency at Carson Center
Lincoln, Neb.--Black Public Media (BPM) and the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts are continuing a collaboration for the second year on a new residency for Black filmmakers, creative technologists and artists who need access to emerging technology, studio time or work space.
The in-person residency was launched at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln during the summer of 2022.
31 Mar 2023
AI+Creative Filmmaking Design Hackathon is April 15
Lincoln, Neb.--A one-day, intensive AI filmmaking hackathon will be held on Saturday, April 15, where creatives will offer up speculative visions of the future and emergent system designs to offer us clues and strategies of ways that we can shape an interspecies future.
The event is co-hosted by The Nebraska Technology and Governance Center, Cinema 16 and the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.
16 Mar 2023
Weiss returning as 2023 Alumni Master for Hixson-Lied College
Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumna Mari Weiss (M.F.A. 1988) is one of nine alumni named to the 2023 class of Alumni Masters by the Nebraska Alumni Association.
Weiss will be on campus March 23-24 for Masters Week and will be honored March 24 at the Nebraska Medallion Dinner.
Since 1964, more than 400 alumni have participated in the Alumni Masters. Selection of the Alumni Masters is competitive. Candidates are alumni who have shown great promise, success and leadership in their fields.