State gives $354,000 in subsidies to Bristol Palin reality show producers

Bristol Palin with son Tripp on "Life's a Tripp."
Lifetime handout photo

The producers of last summer's reality TV show "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" will claim more than $350,000 in transferable Alaska tax credits from the state film subsidy office, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The salaries paid to Alaska residents on the Palin show account for a majority of the total  "Alaska expenses" for the TV show. Palin and the five other Alaska residents who participated as "talent" on the show collected close to a half-million in wages. ...

The document from the Alaska Film Office says the Helping Hands LLC paid $475,598 to "above the line" people from Alaska. "Above the line" is the term used to denote the stars, director, producer and other key figures in a production.

The Lifetime channel broadcast 14 episodes of the show, described as following Palin's "everyday life as a single mother living under intense media scrutiny." Read more from the News-Miner: Bristol Palin TV show draws $354,348 state subsidy