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Date: Apr 08, 2008
Hofstra Television Students Raise Money For Their Film Major Peer
Hofstra Film Student Remembered Through Annual Telethon
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY –Hofstra’s School of Communication will air “The 7th Annual Friends of Max Kolb Telethon” on April 27, 2008 from 10 p.m. to midnight on Hofstra TV channel’s 34 & 35. The show will also be streamed live over the Internet at www.streamwrhu.net . The telethon, which is produced and directed exclusively by television students, has raised more than $24,000 for scholarships for Hofstra film students.
“It is nice to know that all this hard work is not only contributing to the memory of Max but we are also helping out our fellow students with their final film projects,” said Co-Producer Bridget Matthews.
The money raised from the telethon is the only source of funds for the Max Kolb Scholarship fund. The students who receive the scholarship are given checks to offset the production costs of their junior or senior films. Previous winners, Liliana Candelario and Luis Servera, have gone on to work on films that have aired on the Independent Film Channel.
The telethon and the Max Kolb Scholarship were created to honor Hofstra film student Max Kolb, who died in 2001. The first telethon was a collaboration between Max’s student colleagues and Associate Professor Dr. Peter Gershon. It originally aired with a number of lip- synched, minor acts and has grown to include mainstream musical acts. This year’s telethon features performances by many local bands including Ready in 10, Iridescence, Jake Incao Band, Penguin Revolution, Johnny B. Hive, The Turn, Waiting for Patrick, and Aaron Stoquert.
For more information on the telethon and how to contribute to the Max Kolb Scholarship please visit www.friendsofmaxkolb.com .
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