Palin Close to Deal With Discovery For Alaska Docudrama
March 23, 2010
(ChattahBox)— Well, that didn’t take long. After pitching her Alaska docudrama for less than a month, it’s being reported that Sarah Palin, the half-term governor of Alaska is close to a deal with the Discovery Communications Network to produce the program. And Palin is not coming cheap. With an asking price of $1.2 million per episode, the documentary could be one of the most expensive nature programs ever produced.
Her latest docudrama venture is just another move by Palin to cash-in on her fame, after quitting as Governor of Alaska only half way into her first term.
The Alaska documentary will feature Palin as host and is being produced by realty show producer Mark Burnett.
According to the Hollywood reporter, the deal with the Discovery Network could be announced within days:
“Sources say Discovery Communications has edged out rival A&E Networks in the bidding for the project, titled “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” An agreement could be announced in the next few days. It’s still undecided which network in the Discovery suite would air “Alaska,” which is being produced by Mark Burnett Productions.”
The Palin documentary series would be based on the popular “Life” and “Planet Earth” programs, with the mavericky and folksy Palin acting as a guide to the Alaskan wilderness.
In addition to the multi-million dollar documentary, Palin is also assisting her ghost writer with a new book on the topic of “American virtues and strengths.”