​​​​Filming in Maryland

Film and television production in Maryland should adhere to safety best practices and follow CDC and OSHA guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

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.

Contact Jack Gerbes, Director of the Maryland Film Office, at or (M) 443-865-9002 to discuss your production.

For information on filming in Baltimore City, including COVID restrictions and vaccination requirements, contact:

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

Some jurisdictions and businesses may still have COVID restrictions and/or implemented vaccination requirements, please be sure to contact local jurisdictions before filming.  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:

Ryan Hastings
Senior Business Representative
SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic Local

COVID-19 infections continue.  Face coverings are optional in Maryland, but highly recommended for unvaccinated individuals.  Local jurisdictions or businesses may require masks and/or may have vaccination requirements.  Visit for more information on getting vaccinated.

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