“Veep” and “House of Cards” May Move from Maryland to California
The California Film Commission announced that “Veep”, which is filmed in Maryland, is one of four television series currently filmed outside California that applied for and received tax credits from the state in exchange for relocating to California, reports The Washington Post.
According to the Post piece, “Veep,” which has filmed in Columbia, Baltimore and Sykesville over the past three seasons, would share in $27.6 million in tax credits that were made available under California’s expanded tax credit for television and film production. The aim of the program is to lure television and film production companies back to the Los Angeles area.
And, continued the Post piece, it looks as though “House of Cards,” which is filmed in Baltimore and stars Kevin Spacey as an unscrupulous politician, may not be far behind. A person familiar with the plans of the hit Netflix series said it is likely to head to California, as well, about a year after a bitter battle over tax credits with the state legislature in Annapolis.
“Veep” received $13.9 million in tax credits from Maryland during the past three seasons, and the production company hired 3,069 Maryland residents and utilized 2,882 businesses, stated the Post’s story.
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