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Tourism, Film and the Arts

The Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts provides comprehensive and integrated investment in and promotion of Maryland’s quality of life assets and manages a broad-based toolkit to attract, create and retain jobs in the tourism and creative industries. Delivers technical and financial assistance and incentives to the tourism, arts and film industries and maintains positive collaborative relations with partners and customers statewide.

Hannah Byron, Assistant Secretary

Bill Pencek, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Film Office
Jack Gerbes, Director | 410-767-6343
Promotes Maryland as a location for film and video production. Informational and logistical resource for productions, and assists productions with location scouting, permits, casting, film crew housing, and other production needs.

Maryland Office of Tourism Development
Margot Amelia, Executive Director | 410-767-6299
Showcases Maryland's unique recreational, historical and cultural attractions to increase visitation,  promotes the state as an international and national travel destination, publicizes events and maintains official travel web site.

Maryland State Arts Council
Theresa Colvin, Director | 410-767-6412
Encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for Maryland citizens.

War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Bill Pencek, Executive Director | 410-767-6289
Coordinates investment in the bicentennial of the War of 1812. 

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