House of Cards

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1:23 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

"House of Cards" Tax Credit Falters in Annapolis

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's General Assembly has run out of time to increase the yearly limit on tax credits designed to attract film projects and TV series.

The company that owns the series "House of Cards" has threatened to move operations out of state if they don't receive $15 million next season. A budget committee reached a last-minute deal last week to put $18.5 million in the tax credit fund next year, leaving cash for other projects.

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10:37 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Raising Annual Cap on Film Tax Credits

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lawmakers have agreed to pony up extra money next year to keep "House of Cards" filming in Maryland.

During budget negotiations Thursday, they also rejected the possibility of seizing film companies' property if they leave the state after accepting tax credits.

Warren Descheneaux, the legislature's top budget analyst, says a House committee will likely vote to raise the annual cap on film tax credits from $7.5 million to $11 million.

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1:26 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Film Industry Vital to Maryland's Economic Health

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Sen. Edward Kasemeyer says Maryland should look to the film industry for jobs it has lost in manufacturing.

Kasemeyer, a Democrat who represents Howard and Baltimore counties, urged the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday to pass his bill aimed at keeping the show "House of Cards" filming in Maryland. The committee will likely vote on the bill later this week.

Kasemeyer wants to raise the cap on tax credits for film production companies to $18.5 million yearly, up from $7.5 million.

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12:26 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

"House of Cards" Production Delayed Over MD Tax Credits

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Netflix political drama series "House of Cards" is demanding millions of dollars more in tax credits from Maryland, or it will go elsewhere.

The Washington Post reports that California-based production company Media Rights Capital has pushed back its filming schedule for its third season to see if lawmakers boost credits for film and television projects enough.

Last year, lawmakers boosted the $7.5 million annual allocation to $25 million, but they're divided on whether to do that again.

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