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Film Day in Annapolis

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FILM DAY IN ANNAPOLIS  – MARCH 2nd – 10am-3pm

House Office Building  – 6 Bladen Street – Annapolis, MD 21401

Join us in Annapolis to take the message directly to your legislators on the importance of the Film and television Industry in Maryland! It makes a difference when your representatives in the Senate and House of Delegates hear directly from their constituents as to how we are affected by the state’s current incentive program.

We need you to tell them how having these productions have positively affected your life and what it would mean to have more work in the State.

There will be “helpers” in the lobby of the House Office Building who will be able to direct you to your legislators with flyers you can leave when you visit their office. To find out who your delegates and senators are, go to www.mdelect.net

At 1:00pm, the Education and Economic Development Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Commerce budget will take place in the same building. We will have the ability to attend and show that we care about our industry.

Even if you’re only able to attend for a few hours, your presence will make a difference!

Please join us in Annapolis on March 2nd and show your support for the industry that supports us!

For a list of public parking options, go to http://annapolisparking.com/parking-locations/garages-and-lots

UPDATE: Jan 20, 2017

The Hogan administration’s budget has proposed decreasing funding for the film incentive program by more than half, sending a message that the film industry is not an important industry to Maryland.  This is a tremendous disappointment, not only to the thousands of trained professionals in the industry with careers in jeopardy, but also to the small businesses that rely on income from this industry on a daily basis. This program does not benefit the “Hollywood Fat Cats” but carpenters, caterers, lumber companies and thousands of others that receive their paychecks due to this unique industry.  Due to our skilled base of workers, past history of film production and wide range of sites, Maryland is always looked upon nationally as a desired location. In the past year, over 20 production companies considered Maryland for their projects but looked elsewhere because of a lack of incentives. This budget reduction will guarantee that those opportunities for salaries and sales in Maryland are now lost.

The Maryland Film Industry Coalition has been working for years to support film production in the State and this budget proposal is a major blow to the industry. While we understand this year’s economic challenges, it is clear that the film industry took one of the the biggest cuts of the Department of Commerce’s incentive programs. We will continue to work against this to once again allow Maryland to be a premier film industry destination.

 

UPDATE: Jan 26, 2016

Governor Hogan’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget includes $11.5 million for the Film Production Activity Credit.  The Maryland Film Industry Coalition and supporters of the film industry must make sure this proposed amount is adopted by the Maryland General Assembly this session.  We are grateful for the Governor’s support and are dedicated to show the Governor, his administration and the legislature the financial benefits of the film industry. Email us at info@mdfilm.com with any questions and thanks for your support!

6th Annual REEL to REAL Fundraiser Event

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The Maryland Film Industry Coalition

6th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

7PM-11PM

The Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Highway

Baltimore MD 21230

Come celebrate the Maryland Film Industry

Live & Silent Auction

Live Music

$85 per person

Tables of ten for $850

By check, make payable to: MFIC

PO Box 384, Simpsonville, MD 21150

Buy tickets online here

For More Information, e-mail us at: info@mdfilm.org

Maryland Film Production Incentives are Vital (Op Ed) – Baltimore Sun, December 8, 2014

http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-82209775/

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