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Sunday Spotlight: Rachel Gwozdz

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Meet Senior Filmmaker and past Max Kolb Scholarship Winner, Rachel Gwozdz! What is the title of your Senior Film? “Toner” What made you take on the subject matter of your film? “As someone with little writing experience, I chose to go off of life experience. It actually started out as an homage to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and slowly, over…

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Sunday Spotlight: Nicholas Stonehouse

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Meet Senior Filmmaker, Nicholas Stonehouse
! What is the title of your Senior Film? The working title is, “D.L. Fitzsimmons presents: The Class Acts!” What was your favorite memory from shooting your senior film? “Thursday was the day of the big snowstorm, when it fell for hours the night before and throughout the day. I got a text at 6 in the morning from the…

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Sunday Spotlight: Tom Cassese

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Meet Senior Filmmaker, Tom Cassese
! What is the title of your Senior Film? “Wanted” (Working Title) What inspires you about the filmmaking process? “What inspires me about the filmmaking process is seeing an idea come to life. This year I brought what started as a simple concept in my head into the real world.

” What originally drew you to film? “What…

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Sunday Spotlight: Mike Cicchetti
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Meet Senior Filmmaker and Past Kolb Scholarship Winner, Mike Cicchetti
! What is the title of your Senior Film? “Half-Way” What Have You Learned From Senior Film? “You can never be ready for what happens on set. When things go wrong, or not according to plan, you have to keep rolling and work something out. If nothing can be resolved, keep trying….

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Meet the 2015 Production Team

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The 14th Annual Friends of Max Kolb Telethon Rose SenaProducerRose Sena is a senior working towards her Bachelor of Science Degree in Video/ Television & Film. Currently, she is co-producer of Thursday Nite Live, Hofstra's hour long sketch comedy show, and a Programming Intern at VH1 Program Planning. When she is not producing, Rose is a Technical/ Teaching Assistant for...
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Dan Slottie Update

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Where or where has past winner and alumni, Dan Slottje, been? Well, read his update to find out! “Since graduating, Dan Slottje has served as a script consultant on ‘Catatonk Blues’ an upcoming Treat Wiliams project now in post-production, and was in production on ‘Family Business’, his own feature film debut as a writer/director, upon the time of this publication….

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Philip Robibero Update

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11 days and counting until the Fourteenth Annual Friends of Max Kolb Telethon! Check out what past winner, Philip Robibero is up to! “Philip Robibero is a video generalist with a focus in motion graphics and design. For the past three years he has directed and edited various videos for clients such as Panasonic, Carat Inc., Pernod Ricard, and Time…

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Francisco Salazar

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The Friends of Max Kolb Telethon is quickly arriving! We know you’re all excited. So, here is another past winner’s update! FRANCISCO SALAZAR Director/Producer, “Next Page”, has directed a number of short films, including “Messenger” and “Conciliation.” Both films were selected into various film festivals including the Long Island International Film Expo, the Sunscreen Film Festival, and Big Apple Film…

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The Newest Telethon Band is… Citris!

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Citris is a four piece rock band out of Purchase, NY featuring Angelina Torreano, Chris Krasnow, Jake Smisloff, and Alex Cote. Citris has joined the line-up for the 13th Annual Max Kolb Telethon and will play the singles off of their new album "Half Smile." Tune in live to watch Citris captivate the audience with their confident lyrics and majorly...
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HaHaHofstra Showcase

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Come out to Haha Hofstra's Showcase this Friday! As a part of the audience you'll get a chance to help this year's Max Kolb Telethon producers choose which comedian will get to perform on this year's telethon! The audience will get to vote for their top 3 favorite performers and from there the producers will choose the winner! This Friday at 8:00pm...
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Sunday Showcase – Becca Meyer

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Meet Senior TV/Film Student, Becca Meyer! ABOUT HER FILM: "Ethan Howell: Private Investigator: is a short film written and directed by Anthony Canavaciol and produced by Becca Meyer. This film is not the typical film noir. Ethan Howell thinks he is a top-notch P.I., and when a beautiful woman comes to him with a case involving her missing husband, he...
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Sunday Showcase – Anthony Zaccone

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Here is our second Facebook Highlight! Meet Senior Film student, Anthony Zaccone . ABOUT HIS FILM: The Worst Day Since Yesterday is about a Sasquatch named Harrison Wallace, who is not content with the 21st Century working environment that he is immersed in. Succumbing to the pressures of a toxic group of peers and a nagging ex wife, he must...
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Sunday Showase – Ben Mehlman

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Hey Everyone! Get ready for the 13th Annual Max Kolb Telethon! This year we're trying something new, check out our first Sunday Spot Light with past Kolb winner Ben Mehlman! Since graduating Hofstra I have been working towards my long term goals of being a director / producer while making my way into the industry. I raised about $30,000 on...
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Premiums are key to the success of the telethon. These items are collected from a large spectrum of local and national organizations and used as Thank You gifts– incentive and reward for those who pledge monetary donations online and during the live broadcast. All kinds of premiums are accepted and can take the form of tickets to events, specialized clothing, restaurant gift certificates, services, experiences, or any other type of gift certificates and consumers goods.