May 15, 2010
by Rhonda McBride Friday, May 14, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Some rare film footage of the late Walter Hickel, former Alaska governor and Interior secretary, has recently surfaced. The film was discovered shortly before Hickel's death last Friday. Some of the film, like clips which turned up at an estate sale in Nevada, probably hasn't been seen in 30 or 40 years. It shows downtown Fairbanks playing host to a parade of child supporters during Hickel's 1966 campaign for governor, known as "Walkers for Wally.
May 14, 2010
by Marcus at the Movies Thursday, May 13, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- 'Tis the summer of sequels, and like most sequels, "Iron Man 2" has some wrinkles. Back is Gwyn "Pepper" Paltrow as new CEO, and enter new notary girl, Scarlett Johansson. A lot of reviews out there say "Iron Man 2" is OK, but not as good as the first. I agree, but how many sequels do you remember being better? Vince Vaughn's good buddy actor Jon Favreau directs this film and cameos himself -- where else but in a scene with Miss Johansson.
April 3, 2010
by Rhonda McBride Friday, April 2, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- It was 46 years ago that the Good Friday earthquake shook Alaska to its core -- but the final draft of history is still being written. A new documentary, "Waves Over Seward," features footage of the disaster that was almost lost. On March 27, 1964, the earthquake ruptured Standard Oil tanks at the Port of Seward, touching off a furious fire captured on film that recently surfaced at an estate sale. "I don't know who shot this film," said "Waves Over Seward" producer Russ Weston.
February 26, 2010
by Ashton Goodell Thursday, February 25, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Most Alaskans have seen images of the moments leading up to the Kennedy assassination and Alaska's Constitutional Convention. But have you ever wondered where those great moments live? The Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association keeps the state's history on video and film, but the institution that sought to save Alaska's moving picture history now can't preserve itself. The irreplaceable thread of history at AMIPA tells the moving story of Alaska.
February 23, 2010
by Ashton Goodell Monday, February 22, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The stars are out in Seward. A Hollywood production crew is set to film a movie in the Kenai Peninsula town, called "Christmas with a capital C. " Producers set the film in Seward because of its small-town feel, but the filmmakers say Alaska's film tax credit also gave them incentive to shoot it there. The brother of actor Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, stars as the antagonist who doesn't believe in the spirit of Christmas.
February 7, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Saturday, February 6, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Native Heritage Center hosted the Indigenous World Film Festival this weekend. The festival kicked off Friday, and showings continued through Saturday evening. The goal of the event is to showcase films from around the world that are directed, produced or written by indigenous people, or are about indigenous issues. The festival also aims to promote the business of filmmaking and inspire young people to get their voice out. "As a young person, I feel it's really important to really have a clear understanding of your history and where you come from in order to have a clear view of the future," said actress Q'Orianka Kilcher.
November 12, 2009
by Channel 2 News staff Wednesday, November 11, 2009 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In a poll conducted by Channel 2 News, respondents were asked if they think an increased film industry presence in Alaska is good for the state. Here is the official question and results of the 386 people who voted. Is an increased film industry presence in Alaska good for the state? Yes 81 % No 19 % All polls conducted by Channel 2 News and KTUU.
November 15, 2006
Marcus was born in Newcastle, Ind., in 1947 and decided to move to Spokane, Washington when he was four years old. He took his mother with him. He went through the Spokane School District, much to his teachers' dismay, but was socially promoted year after year and with much reluctance, was given a high school diploma from Shadle Park High School. From there he went to Eastern Washington University and after changing majors five times (isn't that what everybody does?), graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in journalism in 1970.