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State Film Commissions Guide: Alaska

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 15, 2013 at 12:59PM

State Film Commissions Guide: Alaska
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Alaska State Film Commission
What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? A very competitive Incentive Program: a Transferable Tax credit with a 30% base rate and uplifts for local hire, rural filming and off-season (Oct-March) filming. Details at www.film.alaska.gov/incentives. There is also no personal income tax in Alaska and many communities don't have a sales tax.

What tax credits are available for productions in your state? A Transferable Tax credit with a 30% base rate and uplifts for local hire, rural filming and off-season (Oct-March) filming. Details at www.film.alaska.gov/incentives.


What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Alaska is known for Mountains, Glaciers and Wildife - but we also have suburban neighborhoods and farming communities.

Alaska has more coastline than the rest of the United States - combined! Beaches, fishing towns, fjords and estuaries are just the tip of the iceberg

Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? Alaska's infrastructure is developing: small soundstages have been built and larger facilities are planned.

What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? The Film office has an online database listing Alaskan Crew, Talent and Support Service Providers - we encourage filmmakers to use it as a resource for the Alaskans who will help make productions a success. www.film.alaska.gov/reelscout/crew-placeholder.html

Are there deals that you have with equipment, craft service or other suppliers to make these services more affordable? Alaska's incentive program covers almost all expenditures that are incurred in the state at at least the base level of 30%


What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? "Big Miracle," "Frozen Ground," "Wildlike" and a variety of non-scripted TV ("Deadliest Catch," "Flying Wild Alaska," "Alaska State Troopers" and many others).

What cities have their own film commissions in your state? Anchorage - www.anchorage.net/film

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Alaska State Film Commission

How many productions shot in your state last year? A variety from feature films to non-scripted TV and documentaries.


What should filmmakers do if they're interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions? Contact the Alaska Film Office: www.film.Alaska.gov
Alaska Film Office
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1770 | Anchorage, Alaska 99501

General Inquiries (907) 269-8190 - phone (907) 269-8147 - fax alaskafilm@alaska.gov



Interested in the incentives offered by other state film commissions? Check out Indiewire's full guide to state film commissions HERE.

This article is related to: Filmmaker Toolkit, State Film Commissions Guide






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