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Deadliest Catch Cornelia Marie Leaves The Big Screen.. Goes Fishing... / Alaska tax credits lure movies

Deadliest Catch Cornelia Marie Leaves The Big Screen.. Goes Fishing...

Cornelia Marie is once again out of the pictute as boats and crew make their way to Dutch Harbor Alaska to partake in the "Deadliest Catch" opilio crab season where the fishermen are featured braving the rough waters of the Bering Sea ....

State tax credits lure movies -- and money

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Published: January 2nd, 2012 06:18 PM Last Modified: January 2nd, 2012 06:19 PM

This fall, I put 672 Alaskans to work in jobs they'll talk about for the rest of their lives.

I did the casting for "The Frozen Ground," the second major motion picture filmed in Alaska since the state Legislature passed the film incentive program in 2008. While most of the Alaskans I cast worked as background talent, 32 had speaking roles, earning some their Screen Actors Guild cards. Hundreds of other Alaskans provided support and technical services for the movie, which stars John Cusack and Nicolas Cage. Film incentives really work, which is why 39 states and Puerto Rico offer them. They bring millions of new dollars into the state, create jobs and business opportunities for thousands of Alaskans and bring relief to Alaska taxpayers. Plus, completed films attract......