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CineMaryland is the brainchild of Karen Hinds Vadnais (Television Services Associate Director & Senior Producer/Director of HCC-TV) and Rebecca Jessop (Marketing and Development Specialist at the Center for the Arts in Harford County). They joined forces in 1997 to develop the half hour program, CineMaryland, which examines the exploding film/television industry in Maryland. The goal is to provide viewers with an inside view of all aspects of the dynamic film/television business which is having a tremendous economic impact in Maryland.

CineMaryland has contributed to CBS News and The History Channel. The program is supported by the Maryland Film Office and is distributed to 11 television stations in ten Maryland counties including Baltimore City.

CineMayland takes viewers up close and personal with industry professionals working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Past guests include directors John Waters and Barry Levinson; actor/director Edward Norton; actors John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Dominic West, Johnathon Schaech and Judah Friedlander; James Robinson, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Creek Productions; legendary actress Patricia Neal; and cartoonist/actor Harvey Pekar.

Each CineMaryland program begins with “In the Limelight”, a segment that features stories from CineMaryland’s reporters Elizabeth Homan, Tracie Jules and Lisa Scott, which highlights various aspects of the film/television industry. Segments include interviews with independent filmmakers, chats with Hollywood producers and actors visiting Maryland to make big budget major motion pictures and television shows, and up close and personal talks with Maryland actors who have made it “big” in Hollywood. The segment, “What’s the Buzz”, fills the viewer in on other film/television happenings in the area.

CineMaryland’s focus on the film/television industry is the only one of its kind in the local television market. The sky is the limit in terms of future segments with the large number of independent films being made in Maryland as well as Hollywood teams bringing their crews to Maryland. Our goal is to entertain and inform our viewers of what is happening on the local scene..


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