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Bill proposed to establish Maryland film production tax credit

Senator Alex Mooney
  Senator Alex X. Mooney

As reported in the Frederick News-Post, Sen. Alex Mooney, a Republican representing Frederick and Washington counties, has proposed a new film production tax credit with the goal of attracting more Hollywood films to Maryland.

Currently, Maryland encourages film producing through a rebate system, but that creates too much uncertainty, Mooney said, because it relies on the governor to fund it and administration officials approve the rebate.

"This is what other states do, and it's working," Mooney said. "We're losing the industry. They're going to New Orleans, they're going to Philadelphia, they're going out of Maryland."

Proponents of the credit point to the film Annapolis, which was filmed in 2004 in Philadelphia.

The choice not to film in Annapolis was in part because Pennsylvania and Philadelphia offered between $2 million and $3 million in subsidies, according to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services."

The hearing on Senate Bill 98 will be held at 1:30 p.m., February 2nd, during the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in the Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis.

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