BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Move over Hollywood. Maryland has secured its spot as a top destination for actors and filmmakers.
Jessica Kartalija explains, it shows, with dozens of Emmy nominations just announced.
Baltimore-made Netflix drama House of Cards is nominated for “Best Drama Series.”
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are both nominated for “Best Actor In A Drama Series.”
The HBO series Veep is nominated for “Best Comedy Series” and Julia Louis Dreyfus for “Best Actress.” Anna Chlumsky and Gary Cole are nominated in supporting roles.
“We have an outstanding crew base, we have an outstanding acting base and that means a lot to a producer when they are looking for a place to shoot. They want to be welcomed and they want to know they can have quality talent and they can get it here in Maryland,” said Jack Gerbes, director of the Maryland Film Office.
Baltimore native Josh Charles is nominated for his role on the hit CBS series The Good Wife and Baltimore’s Julie Bowen for her role as Clare Dunphy on Modern Family.
Treme, the HBO series about New Orleans produced by Baltimore’s David Simon, is nominated three times, including “Best Mini-Series.”
Although they are not shooting here, those shows, they’re from here and have roots in Maryland, which is exciting,” said Gerbes.
Last season, Veep and House of Cards hired 4,700 Maryland residents as crew, actors and extras.
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