Zampana at 2010-11-18 13:22:46:
Hey Scott James here - I've mentioned it a couple times, but I have a slightly tangental story to Alaska.
Years ago, when scripts were written in Word, and run through a program called Scriptor (which became Screenwriter), I was a script assistant up here in Vancouver. I did the production formatting for Alaska. I'm assuming, by your story, that I was working on the new writers rewrite. But no mind.
A year ago I did a film called The Thaw, direct to video thing. And we shot (filmed) a big old polar bear who lives on the outskirts of town. She was the cub Mark Weiner trained from birth for Alaska.
She's a lovely bear and Mark has an amazing relationship with her. He'll climb in her pen and roll around with her for hours, snuggling and hugging.
If got in the pen, or even looked her in the eye, she'd ripped me limb from limb. But she's still pretty cute!
Anyway, thought that might be fun for you, even if the film didn't end up being the way you originally envisioned.