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75 F A L L Q 4 I S S U E F E L L O W S H I P A W A R D W hen he was starting out, Mar- tin Cohen did not have his sights set on Hollywood. He entered Queens College in the early 1970s as a geology science major. But when he saw William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973), Cohen was seized with a realization. "All of a sudden, it dawned on me," he said. "You can have a career making movies!" H e c h a n ge d h i s c o l l e ge m a j o r to Communications Arts and Sciences, took film history classes, and made short THE QUEENS NATIVE BECAME A POST-PRODUCTION GIANT – AND THE RECIPIENT OF MPEG'S FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD P H O T O : W M . S T E T Z Marty Cohen By Edward Landler

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