Prince George’s Film Office


Incentives

The Prince George’s 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.

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.”

Here's a film snippet from a colleague of the Creative Edge Studio, "LAST NIGHT is a romance drama starring Judi Blair, Danny Gavigan, Benton Greene and Nedra McClyde. Sky’s (Judi Blair) last night in Washington DC before moving to North Carolina with her boyfriend (Benton Greene) becomes a whirlwind of emotions when a chance meeting with an attractive stranger (Danny Gavigan) tests her will."

The Prince George’s
Memory Project

The Prince George’s Memory Project was conceived to provide the current, former, and future residents of the County with a visual record of its people, accomplishments, trials, and community. To do so, they are asking those with home movies or photographs captured in Prince George’s County to share this personal media with others.

Co-Directed by O.F. Makarah, a world-renowned filmmaker and artist who conceived and directs the Heritage Film Festival in Bowie, Maryland (now entering its tenth year) and Matt White, a filmmaker and film/video archivist who conceived and is also now working on The Beatles Live! movie with The Beatles and Ron Howard, the Memory Project is part media archeology and part Big Event.

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Creative Edge Studio Project Description

The Creative Edge Studio Collaborative iStudio is a mentoring space for filmmakers, residing on the premises of the University of Maryland. The iStudio is a motion picture business development project seeking to innovate (iStudio=Innovation Studio) and accelerate development and production of film and television projects. We have six (6) filmmakers (with projects) who have been paired with Consulting Producers. The Consulting Producers are professionals in the media with development, production, and distribution backgrounds, fitting to our mission of film business development.

iStudio Filmmaker Cohort I

Mimi Machado-Luces
Malkia Lydia
Dewey Ortiz Jr.
Alonzo Crawford
Antonio Hernandez
Talaya Grimes

Consulting Producers

Janet Harrell-Campbell
Kathryn Washington
Matthew White White

For more Information...

Craig Herndon
410.703.8708
craigseyes@me.com

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6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 132
Hyattsville, MD 20782
United States.