Economic Benefits of Film Production
The Maryland Film Production Activity Tax Credit, which Governor O’Malley signed, has been a tremendous success. The legislation secured the first four seasons of the award-winning HBO series Veep, the first three seasons of the groundbreaking Netflix series House of Cards, as well as the Independent Films: Better Living Thru Chemistry, Jamesy Boy and Ping Pong Summer.
These productions are projected to have an economic impact of over $500 million.
Season 2 of Veep resulted in the local hiring of 1079 Maryland crew, cast and extras, and the production purchased or rented goods or services from 1,033 Maryland vendors.
Season 2 of House of Cards resulted in the local hiring of 1,621 Maryland crew, cast and extras, and the production purchased or rented goods or services from 3,085 Maryland vendors.
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