The show's producers, Media Rights Capital, will receive
$11.5 million in tax credits this year to keep filming the
series in Maryland, Governor Martin O'Malley and the company
said in a joint statement issued late on Friday.
"House of Cards", a Washington political thriller that stars
Kevin Spacey, received $26 million in tax credits for filming
its first two seasons in Maryland.
In January, California-based Media Rights Capital sent letters
to Maryland officials saying they would stop filming in the
state unless they received enough in tax breaks. The letters did
not specify an amount.
Friday's joint statement said the $11.5 million was less than
what the producers had sought but enough to keep the show in the
Season three is expected to begin production in the next few
(Reporting by Eric Beech; editing by Stephen Powell)
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