, which describes itself as an "alliance of business leaders, labor unions, educational institutions, government entities and individuals that recognize the importance of film, television and media production to Maryland's economy," on its web site.
The Coalition--which lists its Board of Directors officers as Scott Johnson;
President and CEO Tom Noonan, and others--outlines its mission as to "advocate for effective incentives that will enable Maryland to regain and enhance its competitiveness as a premier location for film, television and media production." It's a private business incorporated last summer, according to the
. This press conference appears to be one of the Maryland Film Industry Coalition's first public announcements, following a short video posted to YouTube last December about Maryland losing tax revenue and jobs when the state loses film productions to other states, embedded below, that lists a number of movies that the state lost--including New Line's