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Channel 2 NewsA co-chair of the House Finance Committee has proposed repealing Alaska's film production tax credit. Rep. Bill Stoltze of Chugiak introduced HB112 on Monday. A sponsor statement was not immediately available, and Stoltze was not immediately available...
Tags: Credit and Debt
Channel 2 NewsTaco Bell's recent run to Bethel to serve 10,000 tacos has put Alaska’s film tax credit program back in the public eye, after a production company from California that filmed a commercial based on the visitapplied for tax credits from the state....
Tags: Taxation, Business, Politics, Credit and Debt, Tax Credits
Channel 2 NewsThe first Alaskan feature film created by an Inuit writer and director, and featuring an entirely Inuit cast, may never make it onto the silver screen unless the creators raise enough money for distribution. On the Ice is a dramatic thriller set in...
Tags: Alaska, Sundance Film Festival
Channel 2 NewsThe Legislature is considering a bill to extend Alaska's film tax credits program, which has attracted Hollywood productions like Everybody Loves Whales. The current film tax break program is set to expire in 2013 and the House Special Committee on...
Jill Bernheimer is the proprietor of the sweet little wine shop Domaine LA. After working many years in the film business for producers and then as an independent producer, she says laughingly, the film business drove her to drink. “Wine was...
Predictability and the arts-and-entertainment world have an uneasy relationship. Predictability is a given — like the mouthfeel of a Big Mac — when it comes to, say, the punch lines on "Two and a Half Men" or the beats of your average...
— It's been 42 years since I first covered the Cannes Film Festival. Arriving on the French Riviera this week, I was struck by how Cannes has remained the quintessential place for film, despite enormous changes in the cinema landscape. Cannes...
Sony Corp. stock soared in afternoon trading after New York hedge fund Third Point proposed that the electronics and media giant make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm. That unit, known as Sony Entertainment Inc.,...
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in. Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to temporarily lower filming fees at their newly opened Grand Park downtown. Movie and television crews previously had to pay $20,000 a day per block of park space they used. Many entertainment executives...
Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Netflix series "House of Cards" brought $140 million into the state's economy ("'Cards' a good deal, Md. Says," April 30). Where have we heard this before? In 2010 the Detroit Free Press reported that "Michigan's bid to...
The reason the bike lane on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles is bright fluorescent green is so drivers and bicyclists alike can see it easily and avoid running into one another. However, the very conspicuousness of that color has brought on a...
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