By Indiewire | Indiewire July 15, 2013 at 12:42PM
What tax credits are available for productions in your state? 25% refundable tax credit
What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Maryland has been called "America in Minature". A variety of looks in close proximity include the roliing country side of "Runaway Bride", the inner city of "The Wire", the waterfront estates of "Wedding Crashers", the urban hipness of "Step Up" and "Step Up 2", the historical sites of "Gods and Generals", and the doubling of Washington DC in "House of Cards", "VEEP", "Live Free or Die Hard", "Enemy of the State" and "Head of State"
Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? Most productions rent warehouse space to buld sets and use as a soundstage
What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? Experienced IATSE crew base, large SAG actor base.
Are there deals that you have with equipment, craft service or other suppliers to make these services more affordable? Vendors experienced working with productions, large and small
What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? "House of Cards"/ NETFLIX , "VEEP"/HBO ,
INDIE FILMS:"Ping Pong Summer", "Better Living Thru Chemistry", "Jamesy Boy"
What cities have their own film commissions in your state? Baltimore City, Frederick County, Prince Georges County
What should filmmakers do if they're interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions? Contact the Maryland Film Office 1-800-333-6632, www.marylandfilm.org
Interested in the incentives offered by other state film commissions? Check out Indiewire's full guide to state film commissions HERE.