Hollywood Alaska

The formerly "Everybody Loves Whales," - now called "Big Miracle," the first major, modern movie filmed entirely in Alaska is about to hit theaters. The tale of serial killer Robert Hansen, starring John Cusack and Nicolas Cage, filmed in Anchorage this fall. Other major-studio films are considering an Alaska shoot, even as an army of reality TV camera crews continues to prowl the state. Producers credit the state’s fledgling tax incentive program – one of the most generous such public subsidies in the country – with enticing movie-makers to the Last Frontier. How long will the gold rush last? Is the state getting a big enough return on its investment? Welcome to Hollywood, Alaska.

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'Big Hair Alaska' premieres tonight

From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --

Wanna watch a reality show about Sarah Palin's hair salon in Wasilla? TLC thinks you do.

Behold:

Look for the first episode at 9 p.m., Alaska time. Here's more, from The Atlantic:

Palin had been going to the same beauty salon for years, long before her ascent in politics and tabloids. She and her hair learned a thing or two along the way, and together, tried to be taken seriously. Jessica Steele, the owner of Wasilla's Beehive Beauty Shop, wielded the scissors and comb behind the scenes, sculpting Palin's do as it evolved over the course of her career. Steele will now step out into the spotlight with a reality show to premiere tonight on TLC—the network behind the season-long run of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

Simpler times: Cam Moss checks out a vintage t-shirt at Beehive Beauty Shop and Boutique on Nov. 5, 2005. The salon and clothing store is located near the intersection of Seward-Meridan and the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Tonight, it stars in a new TLC reality show.(Stephen Nowers / Anchorage Daily News)Simpler times: Cam Moss checks out a vintage t-shirt at Beehive Beauty Shop and Boutique on Nov. 5, 2005. The salon and clothing store is located near the intersection of Seward-Meridan and the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Tonight, it stars in a new TLC reality show.(Stephen Nowers / Anchorage Daily News)

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