Notes and Thoughts on Money, Politics, Film, Television, Theatre, Fashion, Music & The Arthouse Process
Friday, September 30, 2011
Lansing's Michigan Film Office shouts out proudly that post-production work on an animated documentary called "Actor?" is now approved for a film incentive from the state. The post-production work will be provided by locals who work at Farmington Hills-based Digital Image Studios.
“Post-production work continues to be an important foundation for utilizing existing infrastructure and talent here in Michigan,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. “As an added bonus, this documentary will feature stories and interviews with Michigan actors, among others from across the country.”
"Actor?" was approved an financial gift of $62,520 on $156,000 of projected in-state expenditures. The work will be done by existing employees at Digital Image Studios.The documentary is said to interview actors "across the country to get a glimpse of why actors do what they do and how they work to enhance their careers."
In 2011, 19 projects have been approved with $23,579,819 in incentives being awarded on $56,700,577 of approved production expenditures for the year.
An independent film impresario - Sam Logan Khaleghi’s writing, directing and producing credits include the upcoming character drama APPROACHING MIDNIGHT featuring Jana Kramer (co-star of CW’s ‘One Tree Hill’); His freshman effort into the world of cinema came with his crime-drama LOVE IS A THIEVES' GAME which was shot during college years on location in Detroit, Michigan as well as New York City. In the world of television, Sam served as associate producer on the season finale (8th season) of MTV's Emmy winning series MADE; As thespian he made his television debut with a small role in Lifetime TV Networks PRAYERS FOR BOBBY * starring Sigourney Weaver and appeared in the season finale of Touchstone Pictures' Television's DETROIT 1-8-7. He can currently be seen in television commercials for the national ‘Pure Michigan’ campaign.
Sam is a graduate of the Master of Science in Communication Management program at Northwestern University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and studied at the prestigious Guildhall School of of Music and Drama in London, England.