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Maryland Small Film Program Launched

On May 15, Governor Hogan signed Senate Bill 1154 which amended the Film Production Activity Tax Credit program. The highlights of the legislation were consistent authorized funding that increases incrementally to $20 million in FY 23 without a sunset so that funding continues at $20 million beyond FY 23, and the creation of a new category of qualifying productions for Maryland small or independent film entities (Maryland Small Films). Ten percent of the authorized fiscal year credit amount is set aside for eligible projects. In FY 19, Commerce has $800,000 in tax credits available for qualifying Maryland Small Film applicants.

For more information on the program, on how to qualify, and how to apply, please contact Jack Gerbes at 410-767-6343 or visit the Maryland Film Office website at www.marylandfilm.org.