Two new reality shows are looking for people interested in being featured on shows set to air on major cable networks. Both productions will shoot over the 2012 summer in Anchorage and the surrounding area.
44 Blue Productions is looking for a military family PCS-ing to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER). The U.S. Army Alaska is supporting this upcoming television series highlighting the lives of Army spouses in Alaska. Airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the series will tell the stories of unsung heroes who must continue their lives while their loved ones are serving our country overseas. Those interested in being a part of the show should contact email@example.com. For more specific information on casting and production contact Hillary Smotherman of 44 Blue Productions at 818-760-4442.
A new show produced by Jupiter Entertainment is looking for real Alaskans with big personalities and a love of the outdoors. People with unique, quirky and amazing stories who love the state will be considered. The series will celebrate the real gun-owning, gold-mining, hunting and fishing, frontiersmen or women of Alaska. Interested individuals, families and couples should contact Deborah Schildt of Piksik, LLC at 907-230-8839 or email stories and photos to Alaskacasting2012@gmail.com.
In recent years Alaska has been the setting for many reality shows, among them: The Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, Bearing Sea Gold, Flying Wild Alaska and Mounted in Alaska. Development of these shows and two feature films are due in part to the state’s film industry tax incentives. Under the plan, film makers can receive up to 44 percent in transferable tax credits for shooting in Alaska.