The political comedy series "Veep," which has been filmed the past four years in Columbia and elsewhere around Maryland, may be on the verge of pulling up stakes after landing $6.5 million in tax credits from California to shoot there.
All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious ¿Game of Thrones¿ alone.
The Baltimore Ravens are reeling after a heart-breaking loss to the hated Pittsburgh Steelers. And the Steelers unlikely savior, backup quarterback Charlie Batch, is getting much deserved attention on Google and Twitter this morning.
The bottle of beer on the bar is the alpha and omega of the next four hours at the Fork & Wrench. That and the dozens of replacement bottles that will be dressed, made up, back-lit, side-lit, primped, primed, misted and beaded with an eye dropper before being brought in front of the camera.
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime's "Homeland," which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey." But, Baltimore-based productions and stars had a very big night, too.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus posted this lovely little picture Friday. And it's one of the reasons folks in Baltimore are so happy to have her shooting her and creator Armando Iannucci shooting the HBO series "VEEP" here.
HBO's Baltimore productions "VEEP" and "Game Change" got solid Emmy notice with the comedy earning a best actress nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential election picking up best actor and actress nominations for Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson.
See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied. It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV¿s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year.
This week in an episode titled "Baseball," Baltimore gets to play itself in a story line that finds Vice President Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus) hosting an "Eat Healthy" event at Camden Yards - and meeting Hall of Famer Jim Palmer.