The document, from 2010, names Maria Baltazzi as Executive Producer, but the production remains unidentified.
The Alaska Film Office does not disclose specifics about productions seeking tax credits until final approval, so if it is indeed Palin’s show, no one will know whether the taxpayers of Alaska are paying in to the production until after the fact. So far, the show is not among productions that have already been approved by the office.
If the show does get into the tax program, it would mean that that the show, retroactively, was subsidized by the state.
Baltazzi is credited as a Producer in three of the eight episodes of ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’, which as you know was a show featuring the former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice President Nominee. The show was Produced by Mark Burnett of Survivor. The series was cancelled after one season, although it was said by TLC that it always intended to air only one.
Baltazzi, in a statement to AP, would not comment on the tax application, referring all questions about it to Mark Burnett’s office, who has not responded as of yet.
So, if it is retroactively approved, how do you feel about the show being taxpayer funded? Let us know below!