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2014-08-05 05:21:36 PM  
Today the film incentives are housed in the revenue department, which argues that the same confidentiality laws that apply to the film credits as oil and gas production credits also apply to details of the film incentives.

Want to know how your tax money is being spent? Tough shiat, citizen.
 
2014-08-05 05:29:54 PM  
So Sarah Palin was getting free taxpayer money for her stupid reality show?

Man, those Alaskans are suckers all of the time.
 
2014-08-05 06:07:38 PM  
Alaskan Rednecks: We Somehow Became the Deep South
 
2014-08-05 06:14:47 PM  
i edit reality tv shows, everyones going up to alaska cause of tax breaks. also, no one has any good f-in ideas for any shows anymore. its just people doing stupid stuff and its all scripted.
 
2014-08-05 06:22:09 PM  
I want more of Olivia Wilde's breastfeeding adventures
 
2014-08-05 06:44:06 PM  

AirForceVet: So Sarah Palin was getting free taxpayer money for her stupid reality show?

Man, those Alaskans are suckers all of the time.


Care to wager whether they'd elect her to governor again?  Maybe the Senate?
 
2014-08-05 06:52:08 PM  

born_yesterday: AirForceVet: So Sarah Palin was getting free taxpayer money for her stupid reality show?

Man, those Alaskans are suckers all of the time.

Care to wager whether they'd elect her to governor again?  Maybe the Senate?


Nope. I don't gamble except for my lottery 401k retirement plan.

/ If you don't play, you can't win!
 
2014-08-05 06:52:21 PM  
How much will they give me to film a reality show with a midget gay transvestite Amish couple who have adopted 23 kids who harvest medical marijuana while naked?
 
2014-08-05 06:55:53 PM  

born_yesterday: Care to wager whether they'd elect her to governor again?  Maybe the Senate?


http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2014/05/alaskans-down-on-pal in -as-presidential-candidate.html#more

Q7 If the candidates for President next time were
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb
Bush, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 41%
Jeb Bush......................................................... 47%
Not sure .......................................................... 12%

Q8 If the candidates for President next time were
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris
Christie, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 41%
Chris Christie .................................................. 44%
Not sure .......................................................... 15%

Q9 If the candidates for President next time were
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Mike
Huckabee, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 42%
Mike Huckabee ............................................... 43%
Not sure .......................................................... 14%

Q10 If the candidates for President next time were
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Sarah
Palin, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 44%
Sarah Palin ..................................................... 41%
Not sure .......................................................... 15%

lol
 
2014-08-05 06:58:22 PM  

gittlebass: i edit reality tv shows, everyones going up to alaska cause of tax breaks. also, no one has any good f-in ideas for any shows anymore. its just people doing stupid stuff and its all scripted.


Everybody goes everywhere for tax credits money.  The Hunger Games shot in North Carolina because of tax credits and then moved to Georgia for the second movie for the same reason.  The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries both shoot in Georgia for the money.  House of Cards films in Maryland because of tax credits.

It's not even just tax credits.  How many movies have filmed in Russia, China, and South Korea recently, thinking it will help boost the foreign box office?

Hell, one of the main reasons Vancouver became such a popular film and television destination decades ago was because of tax breaks.  People will always follow the money.
 
2014-08-05 07:02:36 PM  
My wife is from Alaska and we visited some of her family in Anchorage a couple years ago.

They were telling us about a friend of theirs who was the "star" of a Taxidermy show and the pilot had just aired. The show revolved around a "stranger" who came in and was trying to barter & causing contention. As the customer left, the owner told the camera "I have a feeling I'll be seeing more of that guy!"

Well, he'd been friends with the guy for 10 years, so of course he would.

/Never saw the show
//Don't know what is was called
///Maybe "Honey Boo Boo"?
 
2014-08-05 07:10:11 PM  
So that's why they keep filming the gold rush series...
 
2014-08-05 07:15:55 PM  

marcre3363: My wife is from Alaska and we visited some of her family in Anchorage a couple years ago.

They were telling us about a friend of theirs who was the "star" of a Taxidermy show and the pilot had just aired. The show revolved around a "stranger" who came in and was trying to barter & causing contention. As the customer left, the owner told the camera "I have a feeling I'll be seeing more of that guy!"

Well, he'd been friends with the guy for 10 years, so of course he would.

/Never saw the show
//Don't know what is was called
///Maybe "Honey Boo Boo"?


images.ctvdigital.com

Just a guess. Though there are apparently no less than THREE reality shows about taxidermy.

upload.wikimedia.org

t1.gstatic.com

WTF America?
 
2014-08-05 07:58:37 PM  
I think every human being has a moral responsibility to do everything they can to discourage the production and distribution of any reality TV show that has been made or will be made. If cutting these subsidies helps kill reality TV, then by all means cut them immediately.
 
2014-08-05 07:58:54 PM  

LesserEvil: How much will they give me to film a reality show with a midget gay transvestite Amish couple who have adopted 23 kids who harvest medical marijuana while naked?


Add in ice roads, catfish, failing restaurants, and custom motorcycles and maybe you're onto something.
 
2014-08-05 08:37:35 PM  
Reality Czechs?

eclectikrelaxation.com
 
2014-08-05 09:39:14 PM  

Old Man Winter: Alaskan Rednecks: We Somehow Became the Deep South


Sad but slowly turning true. "If you aren't from around these parts, go home. You people are not welcome here."
 
2014-08-05 10:11:32 PM  
That Alaskan Bush People show is farking awful. And those people have the weirdest accents. What the fark accents are those, or are they just retarded?
 
2014-08-05 10:39:31 PM  

born_yesterday: Care to wager whether they'd elect her to governor again? Maybe the Senate?


Counter with Marion Berry and Kwame K.
 
2014-08-06 02:45:29 AM  
Taxes
To finance state government operations, Alaska depends primarily on petroleum revenues and federal subsidies. This allows it to have the lowest individual tax burden in the United States. It is one of five states with no state reports regularly on the state's revenue sources. The Department also issues an annual summary of its operations, including new state laws that directly affect the tax division.
While Alaska has no state sales tax, 89 municipalities collect a local sales tax, from 1.0-7.5%, typically 3-5%. Other local taxes levied include raw fish taxes, hotel, motel, and bed-and-breakfast 'bed' taxes,

In 2014 the



They make it up in baggage fees and airplane landing fees.  Oh, and taxes on tuna or boat docking or some income taxes.
 
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