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​​​​Filming in Maryland


The State of Maryland has entered Stage Two of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. Under this stage, film and television production is allowed to resume while adhering to safety best practices and following CDC and OSHA guidelines. 

The Film and Television Industry has specific challenges as it begins to safely resume production. Productions are urged to review and follow the proposed health and safety guidelines put forth in the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force Whitepaper.  Note that this is an evolving document which will be revised, as needed, with any new recommendations following further discussions of the industry task force.  Additionally, The Safe Way Forward: A Joint Report of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IA and Teamsters' Committees for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines is another useful resource.

Reopening stages are being implemented in Maryland with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings in their locality.  Therefore, it is important that companies consult guidance issued by their local jurisdiction or the jurisdiction in which they would like to film.

For information on filming in Baltimore City, contact:

Debbie Dorsey
Director
Baltimore Film Office
(M) 443-807-2220

The Maryland Film Office will be able to connect you with a local contact for filming in other jurisdictions throughout the State. 


If your production will be utilizing union crew and actors, contact the appropriate union directly.

For technical crew, contact:

David O'Ferrall
Business Agent
IATSE Local 487

For actors and background, contact:

Jane Love
Associate Executive Director
SAG-AFTRA


The film industry has a long history and experience of adapting to the challenges that arise during the course of production.  Working to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our crew members, actors, vendors and other Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic is probably the most difficult task the industry has faced to date.  Maryland’s film industry professionals will rise to meet this challenge and the cameras will be rolling once again in the State.


Be sure to follow us on Facebook (MDFilmOfficeand Twitter (@MDFilmOffice). And, if you are staying Safer at Home, it's a great time to watch a Made-in-Maryland movie or show!


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