Producers plan TV show set filmed in southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — A couple of Los Angeles-based producers are working to develop a TV series that would be set and filmed in southeast Alaska.The Juneau Empire reports Helena Sardinha and Rafael Thomaseto are planning an eight-episode anthology series called “Sitka” through their production company Driven Equation.Sardinha says the theme of the half-hour show would be healing, “where Sitka comes and provides healing to the main characters.”She says the show would be fiction, but they hope to capture a realistic portrayal of the city and its people.She says they aim to begin shooting the pilot episode in the city of about 8,800 people in the spring, pending efforts to finance the project.The stand-alone episode would then be used to try to sell the series.___Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.comThe Associated Press