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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The newly established Frederick Film Office is looking to bring a bit of Tinseltown to Maryland’s second-largest city.

The Frederick Arts Council said Tuesday the office aims to attract film, television and multimedia productions to Frederick and Frederick County.

Director Carl Glorioso says his office will match production companies with local people, organizations and businesses who have something to offer the film industry.

Maryland Film Office Director Jack Gerbes says Baltimore is the only other jurisdiction in the state with a dedicated film office. He says county tourism and economic development directors often serve that function elsewhere.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Erik boring says:

    As a film indusry professional who lives I
    MD, a set dresser by trade, I encourage Frederick’s effort. Unfortunately I no longer seem to be able to work at home due to film incentive programs in other states. I spent most of 2010 working in MI, and will spend a good deal of 2011 in NM. Both of those state offer rebates and tax incentives to lure the film industry and their money. I wish Frederick the best, but if the film industry is what they seek, the should try to influence state government to consider a well funded and competitive incentive program

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