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  • Harford leaders hope 'House of Cards' -- and its money -- don't leave town

    Harford leaders hope 'House of Cards' -- and its money -- don't leave town
    If "House of Cards" folds in Maryland, will Harford County businesses feel a slump? A number of county officials believe the hit Netflix series has brought an economic boost, not to mention free publicity, to Harford since cameras first started...
  • House of tax incentives [Editorial]

    House of tax incentives  [Editorial]
    From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards." The producers threatened to leave,...
  • Legislators find ways and means to attend Spacey event

    Legislators find ways and means to attend Spacey event
    Dozens of star-struck lawmakers flocked to an Annapolis wine bar Friday evening to meet Kevin Spacey, star of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” and to hear a pitch for  a generous tax credit that would keep its production in Maryland....
  • Film tax credit deal near

    Film tax credit deal near
    A tentative deal was reached Thursday in Annapolis to increase tax credits for film and television productions shot in Maryland, in a bid to keep popular TV series like "House of Cards" and "Veep" from abandoning the state. A joint conference...
  • Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending

    Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending
    As the General Assembly enters the final week of its 90-day session, lawmakers have fewer issues coming down to the wire than in a typical year — but some that remain are very thorny indeed. A proposal to raise the minimum wage, Gov. Martin O'...
  • Film credit cash could come with strings attached

    Film credit cash could come with strings attached
    Maryland lawmakers tentatively set aside up to $18.5 million to reimburse the film industry next year, but they created a few ways to prevent the state from being bullied by Hollywood. The House Ways and Means Committee voted Saturday afternoon to allow...
  • General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland

    General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland
    The General Assembly fulfilled its state constitutional duty Saturday by wrapping up action on Gov. Martin O'Malley's nearly $39 billion operating budget. Final approval came as the House and Senate approved the agreement rreached by negotiators for the...
  • How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank

    How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank
    The potential pool of cash available for the film industry shrank by $3.5 million in the final minutes of the General Assembly session, leaving lawmakers asking: Is $15 million enough for "House of Cards" to stay? The Netflix political thriller, which...
  • Tax breaks for 'House of Cards' fall short

    Tax breaks for 'House of Cards' fall short
    The breakdown in Annapolis over boosting incentives for films and television series shot in Maryland has left the state without enough money to give Netflix's "House of Cards" what it was seeking to produce its next season here, officials acknowledged...
  • Arts funding diverted to help keep film industry in Maryland

    Arts funding diverted to help keep film industry in Maryland
    Netflix's Capitol Hill drama "House of Cards" may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics. To...
  • Md. film industry is worth preserving [Letter]

    Md. film industry is worth preserving [Letter]
    Kudos to Dawson Nolley for his exquisitely written letter ("Film tax credits pay off for Maryland," March 3). As a lay person to the specifics of the TV and film production industry, I was certainly able to understand and empathize with the...
  • Film tax credits pay off for Maryland [Letter]

    Film tax credits pay off for Maryland [Letter]
    Four years ago, when the state's lack of tax incentives sent our local and union film crews off to earn their taxable income in other states, I, having just spent seven months in Detroit working on a very high-budget movie about boxing robots, returned...