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File #: 19-0168R    Version: 0 Name: Growing the Film Industry in Baltimore
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/23/2019 In control: Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/13/2020
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Title: Growing the Film Industry in Baltimore For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts to speak at an informational hearing regarding the current status and future potential of the film industry in Baltimore, and asking the 2020 Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to support an increase in Film Production Activity Tax Credit amounts in order to maintain and grow the film industry in Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Leon F. Pinkett, III, Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, President Brandon M. Scott, Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Baltimore City, Film, Industry
Attachments: 1. 19-0168R~1st Reader, 2. Finance 19-0168R, 3. Law 19-0168R, 4. BOPA 19-0168r, 5. 19-0168R~2nd Reader, 6. 19-0168R complete bill file
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Pinkett


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Growing the Film Industry in Baltimore
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts to speak at an informational hearing regarding the current status and future potential of the film industry in Baltimore, and asking the 2020 Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to support an increase in Film Production Activity Tax Credit amounts in order to maintain and grow the film industry in Baltimore City.
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Baltimore has been home to many film and television show productions. Over 70 films and television shows have been shot in Maryland since 2000. Many of these productions have been filmed specifically in Baltimore. Television shows like Veep and House of Cards were at least partially shot in Baltimore, as well as films like Step Up and Live Free or Die Hard. Baltimore works very well as a stand-in for Washington DC, which due to security concerns is frequently difficult for companies to film in. Television shows and movies that are filmed in Baltimore advertise our City’s beauty to potential visitors around the world. In addition, these large productions provide jobs for City residents. The Baltimore City Council is interested in learning more about the current status and future potential of the film industry in Baltimore.

To promote film and televisi...

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