State analysts urged lawmakers Tuesday to scrap Maryland's controversial film tax credit, arguing the state hasn't been benefited enough from the $62.5 million poured into television and movie companies since 2012.
The Maryland Institute College of Art announced Wednesday it will launch a masters program in filmmaking and will run it out of a historic Station North theater that will be home to both MICA and Johns Hopkins University's film programs.
New opportunities for young adults to hang out and have fun in good company are appearing in Laurel along with the fireflies and balmy nights of summer. Two faith-based groups, Bethany Community Church's Open Barn and Laurel Catholic Young Adults, are reaching out to 18- to 35-year-olds who may eventually find their way into more traditional worship environments, by hosting social events where young people can fraternize outside of church.
Baltimore theater fans are hard-pressed as of late to find a reason to leave the city with so much available right at home: superb local theater companies and community theaters and the renovated Hippodrome. It's a welcome revival of an industry the city was once known for.
The debacle regarding film tax credits at the recent legislative session could potentially cause Maryland to lose one of the finest TV programs around today, and all because of misunderstanding of an industry and reliance on failed history.
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 Tuesday.
Tax credits for Maryland's cybersecurity and film industries could expand as part of the legislative session that starts Wednesday. They're just some of the many tax credits that industry groups said they hope to see grow, even as big fights over the minimum wage and changes to stormwater management fees loom for the session.
Sculptor and craftsman David Knopp of Towson, who creates unique furniture out of plywood, currently has an exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum. In 1012, he won the Mary Sawyer Baker Artist Award and one of his desks was even used in the television series "Veep" during filming in Maryland.