​​​​Filming in Maryland

The State of Maryland continues in Stage Three of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan. Under this stage, film and television production is allowed while adhering to safety best practices and following CDC and OSHA guidelines.  However, on December 17, 2020, the Governor issued an Executive Order regarding Quarantine and/or Testing of Travelers.  Additionally, the Maryland Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 Public Health Advisory regarding Large Gatherings, Essential Travel, and Mandatory Travel Testing.

Productions are urged to review and follow the proposed health and safety guidelines put forth in the following:

(1) Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force Whitepaper;

(2) The Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) Production Safety Task Force's COVID Safety Protocols for Producing Independent Productions;

(4) Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Covid-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations.

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
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

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