Economic Benefits of Film Production
The Maryland Film Production Employment Act of 2011 which Governor O’Malley signed in May of 2011 has been a tremendous success. The legislation secured season one and two of the HBO award winning series Veep, the first season of the groundbreaking Netflix series House of Cards, and the Independent Films: Better Living Thru Chemistry, Jamesy Boy and Ping Pong Summer.
These productions are projected to have an economic impact of approximatley $237 million.
Season One of Veep resulted in the local hiring of 978 Maryland crew, cast and extras, and the production purchased or rented goods or services from 1,141 Maryland vendors.
Season One of House of Cards resulted in the local hiring of 2,193 Maryland crew, cast and extras, and the production purchased or rented goods or services from 1,814 Maryland vendors.
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