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'House of Cards' Producers Play Hardball With Maryland Over Incentives

Much of "House of Cards" is filmed in Maryland, which has given the political drama's producers incentives to work in the state.
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Much of "House of Cards" is filmed in Maryland, which has given the political drama's producers incentives to work in the state.

Netflix political drama series "House of Cards'' is demanding millions of dollars more in tax credits from Maryland, or it will go elsewhere.

The Washington Post reports that California-based production company Media Rights Capital has pushed back its filming schedule for its third season to see if lawmakers boost credits for film and television projects enough.

Last year, lawmakers boosted the $7.5 million annual allocation to $25 million, but they're divided on whether to do that again.

The show's first two seasons were filmed in Maryland and economic development officials say the show injected more than $250 million into the state economy. Maryland reimbursed Media Rights Capital more than $11 million in tax credits after the first season and that amount could reach $15 million for the second season.

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