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LabTV announces call for video submissions

LabTV, a new web-based video channel seeking to profile the best and brightest young biomedical lab researchers at universities across the country, has announced a call for video submissions from budding student journalists and filmmakers. Participating students will have the chance to add to their sample reel as they have their bios and video work hosted on the LabTV website.

Emmy award-winning filmmaker David Hoffman, with over 50 years of experience in filmmaking and more than 150 PBS specials to his credit, has signed onto the project and will mentor selected students on their videos projects. Top student submissions will also be included in a tentative special event with the Tribeca Film Festival in April, when a panel of judges will select the best video submissions for prizes totaling $10,000.

Interested student filmmakers and journalists should submit a short application. Students can also email David Hoffman with questions about the program, for information about what resources are available to participants, and to learn more about the process of creating LabTV profile videos.

LabTV is the first web-based video channel specifically designed to showcase young scientists and researchers. The program will publicly launch in early 2014 with support from TEDMED, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Google. Learn more about LabTV at www.lab-tv.org.