Productions should review the information on Filming in Maryland before beginning a production in the State, as well as consult guidance issued by the local jurisdiction in which they would like to filmProductions are urged to review and follow the proposed health and safety guidelines put forth in (1) the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force Whitepaper, (2) the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IA & Teamsters' Committees for COVID-19 Joint Report The Safe Way Forward: A Joint Report of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IA & Teamsters' Committees for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, (3) the Producers Guild of America's (PGA) Production Safety Task Force's COVID Safety Protocols for Producing Independent Productions, and/or (4) the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Covid-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations.

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POSTED - August 3, 2021

Crew Needed

Canyavotsaba Productions, LLC is searching for crew for a short film to be shot in Baltimore at the end of September. Details about the film and available opportunities are provided on their website - www.canyavotsaba.com.

Email canyavotsabaproductions@gmail.com with questions.

POSTED - July 22, 2021

Crew Posting for Short Film- Submergent 

Description: Short Film, Narrative

Logline: As a farmer's widow succumbs to the clutches of Dementia, she's triggered by an image in the daily paper. Her looping and traumatic memories from her teenage daughter's disappearance (20 years ago) become clearer than ever - She must find her.

Dates:  Principal Shooting starts August 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD/ Washington D.C./ Surrounding areas. 

Union: Non-Union

Crew Positions:

Makeup/Hair Artist- All welcome to apply, including students. Non-Pay. IMBD Credit, school credit (if applicable).

On- Set Photographer/ BTS- Non-Pay, IMBD Credit, school credit (if applicable)

If interested, please send the following  submissions (Resume/CV, REEL(if applicable), examples of work) to the following email:


Subject Line: Crew, (List Position, ie, Make-Up)

Submergent a production by Lucky Number 13 Studios, Studio C Productions 

POSTED  -   Scam


The Maryland Film Office (MFO) has been contacted by some local PA's who have been approached by a person looking to hire a PA for an upcoming short film. This person says he has worked for a company in Mexico. The Mexican company has never heard of him. 

Before even meeting, this person sent a check to one of the PA's for over $5,000 saying that they should take out their salary, and the rest will be used to rent a warehouse for filming.

The MFO has e-mailed this person directly to inquire about this very, strange arrangement and has not received any response.

The MFO has contacted the Maryland State Police.  They believe this is a version of a scam that has been used in the area to defraud people.

So, if it doesn't sound right...it probably isn't. Trust your instincts.  If you are approached, please contact our office or our friends in the DC or Virginia Film Offices.

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