Ask Dr. Nandi Show Receives $1.5 Million From Michigan Film Office
Dr. Partha Nandi’s hour-long television show has just been awarded $1.5 million from the Michigan Film Office, according to the Associated Press.
Many projects were under review for $58 million in awards, and Dr. Nandi’s show, known as “Ask Dr. Nandi,” was one of 14 to receive funding for the 2014 fiscal year. Nandi’s show investigates various medical claims and discusses a wide range of health issues — everything from pill overdose to acupuncture. It airs every weekday at 1 p.m. on the Impact Network, as well as Diya TV network and Doctor Television Channel.
“We’re not just another talking head show,” explains Nandi in a promotional video for the program. “We challenge ideas, investigate, and we’ll get the answers for people.” The aim of the program is to help patients and their families develop solutions for better care.
Currently, Dr. Nandi is a practicing gastroenterologist in Troy, Michigan, and the show itself is being shot in Farmington Hills, so that it is shot, produced and edited entirely in Michigan. For projects to qualify for the Michigan Film Office awards, the must meet a variety of qualifications, including having to spend at least $100,000 in Michigan, and hiring 32% of personal from the state.