From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage –
The state pre-approved five film and TV projects this month, including features by a Disneynature documentary-maker and the producers of the psychological thriller “Villain.”
Alastair Fothergill, a director of the slickly produced animal docs “Chimpanzees” and "African Cats," successfully applied to shoot a feature here under the name Grizzly Bear Productions. (I wonder what animal they could be interested in?)
I picture this, but with bears:
We've asked the applicants to describe the project. Is it another title for Disneynature, which is a Disney company film label.
Wayfare Entertainment, the production company behind “Villain,” was pre-approved for a feature earlier in the month. That doesn’t necessarily mean the movie will actually film here. But it doesn’t hurt.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" director David Slade is attached.
Also receiving pre-approval this month was the usual gaggle of reality shows:
-- Zonk! Productions, the company behind “Napa’s North to Alaska” starring Larry Csonka, pre-qualified June 19.
-- Real Route Productions, a New York state-based production company that lists the DIY home improvement show “Brothers on Call” among recent credits. (June 19)
-- Reality TV heavyweight Original Productions (“Ice Road Truckers,” “Ax Men,” “Deadliest Catch”) qualified June 20 for it’s 13th project under the Alaska state subsidy program.