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Repost: From Shannyn Moore

April 1, 2010

So as I’m sure that everyone on earth has head now – Palin is going to have her own TLC reality show creatively called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”

Shannyn Moore immediately posted this on her site http://www.ShannynMoore.com

When Alaska Senator Johnny Ellis introduced a bill to subsidize film and television production in Alaska, no one thought then Sarah Palin could be a recipient. On June 4, 2008, she signed the film subsidy in to law.

The Anchorage Press reported this week:

Initial reports last week said Palin’s appearance fee for a soft-documentary TV show featuring Alaska stories could be between $1 million and $1.5 million, per episode. Zoinks!

It’s not quite as expensive as it sounds. The state of Alaska’s film subsidy program would allow Burnett, or anyone who hires an Alaska resident as a talking head, to get back 40 percent of those wages, or $400,000. Production companies that shoot between October and March qualify for an additional two percent, and there’s a two-percent rural shooting bonus. So if a company pays an Alaska politician—or an Alaska fifth grader—$1 million to travel to Barrow and chatter in front of cameras about the first sunrise of 2011 next January, the production can qualify for $442,000 in state tax credits. Hedges the bet a just little, eh?

It boggles the mind when you think how Alaska has been used as Sarah Palin’s personal ATM.

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