JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Senate has passed a bill extending a program that offers tax credits to television and film production companies which choose to shoot in Alaska.
The measure, SB 23, sponsored by Sen. Johnny Ellis (D-Anchorage) passed 18-0.
It would extend the current film tax credit program for 10 years and provide an extra $200 million in tax credits.
Supporters of the tax credits say they’ve brought millions of dollars into the state in the form of hotel reservations, car rentals, construction jobs, and catering; as major productions like “Everybody Loves Whales,” spend several weeks filming in Alaska.
The bill now goes on to the House.