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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Jon Voight's "Beyond" set for private screening next month at Bear Tooth (UPDATED)

From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --

"Beyond," the low-budget detective thriller that Jon Voight filmed a year ago in Anchorage, will get an Alaska premiere Nov. 17 at the Bear Tooth.

The screening is invitation only, with local cast and crew joined by Alaska politicians and other muckety-mucks, according to organizers. Meantime, mailers announcing the event include a first look at the movie poster:

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Attire for the premiere is described as "Alaskan Semiformal." (Does that mean black bunny boots only?)

Producers on Beyond reported spending about $6.6 million and received more than $2.1 million back in state tax incentive subsidies, according to the Alaska Film Office.

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