Saturday, 26 April 2014

'House of Cards' producers reach compromise to keep the show in Maryland

House of Cards will stay in Maryland, after all — at least for season three. Governor Martin O’Malley announced yesterday that a deal was struck between the state and the show's producers to provide $11.5 million in tax credits to keep filming in the state. The production company, Media Rights Capital, was seeking $15 million this year after receiving $26 million in credits over the past two years of filming. In a statement, the governor said "Spoiler alert: we’re going to keep the 3700 jobs and more than 100 million dollars of economic activity and investment that House Of Cardsgenerates right here in Maryland."
Filming for season three was set to begin in early spring, but it was delayed over the negotiations. State legislators had...
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