Special Called Meeting For Clarkson City Commissioners
Misty Thomas Reporting
(Clarkson, KY)-In a special called meeting of the Clarkson City Commissioners, all but one agreed to be the source of seed money that will set the wheels in motion for Sam Koltinsky.
Koltinsky made a special presentation to the commissioners after making the same presentation to the Grayson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday.
Mayor Bonnie Henderson and Commissioner Scotty Gore were participants of a presentation Koltinsky made at the Centre on Main for the general public. The Grayson County Historical Society is responsible for finding Koltinsky and asking him to Grayson County.
Koltinsky is the owner of Marvo Entertainment who is working with KET to provide one hour feature films of Kentucky counties and their heritage/history. Koltinsky’s one hour film carries and price tag of $60,000 and he needs $4500 in seed money to begin.
The commissioners agreed to step up and be the source for the seed money. Commissioner Keith Higdon opposed the vote saying he was in favor of the film but did not feel like the city could afford to spend the money.
Koltinsky said he would be in Grayson County to start filming within the next two weeks and will begin his journey in Clarkson gathering footage of the region. He said his steps will include looking for shots that show the community, as well as give the viewer a sense of the community. “While I am filming I like to connect with people, to get a feeling for possible interviewees. I also like to film some of the details on some of the buildings unique to the area,” said Koltinsky.
Koltinsky said the remaining balance due on the film can be paid through many avenues. He said come counties have raised the money through the sale of the videos; sometimes government agencies foot the bill or private donors. The film will play on KET and Koltinsky is predicting a December 2010 debut.