Maryland Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews
Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Maryland? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.
Filming in Maryland
For an introduction to shooting in Maryland see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.
Maryland Film Locations
Baltimore is Maryland’s largest city. Film locations of interest include the city skyline, Inner Harbor, Federal Hill Park, run down neighborhoods, formstone rowhouses, Baltimore County Public Safety Building, Baltimore Convention Centre, Baltimore City Hall, Scottish Rite temple and sport stadiums. Beyond Baltimore you can find Chesapeake Bay, abandoned industrial looks, Appalachian Mountains, rolling hills, farms, apple orchards, sandy beaches, lighthouses and a ski resort.
Films of note shot in Maryland include The Social Network (2010), Syriana (2005), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) as well as a long list of films by Baltimore born director, John Waters. TV series of note shot in Maryland include House of Cards (2013-2018), VEEP (2012-2019) and The Wire (2002-2008).
Maryland Film Location Permits
Permits are required to film on Baltimore City property. Outside of Baltimore, each jurisdiction has its own permitting process. Generally speaking, permitting is a streamlined, easy process. Please contact us for location specific information.
When To Shoot?
Eastern Maryland has humid summers and a short, mild to cool winter. The higher elevations of Western Maryland have milder summers with cold, snowy winters. Maryland offers spring colors in full bloom and beautiful foliage in fall.
Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the United States.
Unique Local Stories
Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.
If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.
If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.
Maryland Tax Incentives For Filming
Qualifying films are eligible for a tax credit of up to 25%. Qualifying TV series may receive a credit of up to 27%. An exemption from the 6% state sales and use tax is available to qualified feature, television, cable, commercial, documentary, and music video, projects.
Maryland Film Crew & Talent
Crew. The mid-Atlantic region has a good pool of crew to choose from.
Contact us if you are looking for a Baltimore based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Maryland.
Talent. The local population is predominately Caucasian and African American.
Maryland Film Equipment
Equipment. Maryland offers some standard camera, grip, and lighting equipment.
Communications. Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.
Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.
For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.
Maryland Film-Friendly Accommodation
Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Baltimore and other areas of Maryland.
Safety. Maryland is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to shoot. See here for up to date travel advice.
Down Time. Feast on blue crabs.
Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Maryland, please see below:
Hire Maryland Production Support & Shooting Crew
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If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Maryland, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.
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