Posted February 18th, 2013 by Pgah1253
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Film Office Coordinator – David Turner


Prince George’s incredible variety of film locations ranges from American Indian campsites to art deco office buildings. PGAHC’s film office works with Maryland Film Office’s Jack Gerbes and others to direct filmmakers to Prince George’s many historic and contemporary sites. These locations are open and available to regional, national and international filmmakers. Production companies interested in shooting in our region have discovered Prince George’s sites are available either free of charge or at favorable rates. This fall, location set directors like Angelina Aguilar selected Prince George’s ultra modern National Harbor on the Potomac for a streetscene shoot in a HBO 2012 Emmy nomination contender. Site manager Jamie Bibo working on Discovery Channel’s “Deadly Affairs,” a 2013 product by Sirens Media, received immediate location assistance from the Arts Council. To find out how we can help you, contact Film Office Coordinator Dave Turner dturner@princegeorgesfilm.org or 240-204-0022 or call the film office directly at 301-277-1402.
 
 
Community Partner – The Creative Edge Studio


Pierre Walcott, Executive Director
The Creative Edge Studio
“The Creative Edge Studio of Prince George’s was founded on the big idea that filmmakers, like other artists, are perhaps the most valuable cultural resource of 21st century because they remind us of our obligations to self and to each other. As a community advocate for local filmmakers, we have built a strategic partnership with the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) and Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (HCDC) to cultivate a film and digital media industry in the Gateway Arts District and across the county. We believe that the proposed film office is a necessary component in supporting our local filmmakers and in attracting film and TV production to the county.”
 
 
Incentives


The PGAHC Film Office wants to make filming in Prince George’s County easy. We offer your production team the following services:
One-stop logistics resource
Free project registration
Streamlined permit process and fees
Parking passes for location scouts

Maryland Film Production Employment Act of 2011 – Tax Credit
A film production entity may be entitled to a refundable tax credit against the State of Maryland (State) income tax for certain costs incurred in the State that are necessary to carry out a film production activity in the State. The text of the authorizing statute can be found here. A film production entity may receive a refundable income tax credit of up to 25% of qualified direct costs of a film production activity. A television series may receive a credit of up to 27% of qualified direct costs. The aggregate total of tax credits issued in a fiscal year cannot exceed $7.5 million.

For further details, contact:
Jack Gerbes
Maryland Film Office
410-767-6343

Maryland Tax Incentives:
An exemption from the 6% state sales tax is available to qualified feature, television, cable, commercial, documentary, music video, etc., projects. For more information, call the Maryland Film Office or visit them on the web: www.marylandfilm.org and click on Maryland Tax Incentives.