LANSING — The Michigan Film Office announced the second season of the television series Ask Dr. Nandi has been approved for a film incentive from the state.

The weekly physician talk show will continue to film at Detroit Public Television studios in Wixom.

“Dr. Partha Nandi has remained committed to filming his television show here in Michigan, and viewers will see the series continue to grow in its second season,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. “The show is filmed, produced and edited all here in Michigan, making it a great fit for our incentive program.”

Ask Dr. Nandi Season 2 was awarded an incentive of $972,518 on $3,152,623 of projected in-state expenditures.  The project expects to hire 30 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 39 jobs.

Ask Dr. Nandi Season 2 may include as many as 100 episodes and will again feature actual patients and practitioners that provide information and offer solutions for patients and their families on a range of issues.

“This year, we will go deeper to educate and inform our viewers so their families can live healthy, fulfilled lives,” said host, Dr. Partha Nandi.

Ask Dr. Nandi broadcasts on WADL TV 38 in Detroit and on Stellar Television in Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and Bakersfield.

In fiscal year 2013, seven projects have been awarded a total of $1,779,828 on $5,928,833 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 323 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 56 jobs.

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. Film Review Committee, comprised of senior MEDC staff including the Michigan Film Commissioner, reviews all completed applications using the statute to guide approval decisions.

The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and promote the growth of Michigan’s own film industry. The Film Office also administers the incentive program for film, television and other digital media production in Michigan. For more on the Michigan Film Office, visit:


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