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or acquisition of real property It may not be used
to finance the purchase of equipment and supplies,
working capital, or refinance existing liens. A mini-
mum amount of $15,000 can be borrowed from the
Fund (Code 1957, Art. 83A, sees. 6-2A-01
through 6-2A-13).

DIVISION OF TOURISM &
PROMOTION

R. Dean Kenderdine, Assistant Secretary

217 E. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-6604

The Division of Tourism and Promotion is com-
posed of five programs. These include the Office of
Tourism Development, Maryland Magazine, the
Morion Picture and Television Development Office
(Maryland Film Commission), the Maryland State
Arts Council, and the Office of Sports Promotion.
In these programs, the Division promotes
Maryland's quality of life through State-sponsored
publications and events, and direct support of local
tourism, film, arts and sports marketing efforts.
The Office of Tourism Development promotes
Maryland as a travel destination to benefit the
economy by the expenditures of domestic and in-
ternational tourists. Through the work of the
Maryland Film Commission, locations and facilities
throughout the State are used to produce feature
films, television programs, and commercials. The
Office of Sports Promotion assists or direcdy spon-
sors various sporting events that attract spectators
from within the State, the region, the nation, and
the world. Through the Maryland State Arts Coun-
cil, 127 arts organizations receive operating grants
which support performances and exhibitions and
the work of artists throughout the State.

OFFICE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
George E. Williams, Director

217 E. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-6611

Tourism is a major industry in Maryland. During
1988, tourism brought the State more than $8.3
billion in revenue, created approximately 103,000
jobs, and generated $310 million in State and local tax
revenue. Showcasing Maryland's unique recreationa4
historical, and cultural attractions is the responsibility
of the Office of Tourism Development.
The Office publicizes major events and notifies
travel agents, tour operators, writers, and the
Maryland travel industry about new attractions,
services, and facilities.
Tourism publications inform the traveling public
of Maryland's tourist attractions, accommodations,
historic sites. State parks, camping facilities, and

recreational opportunities. Updated annually, these
publications include Maryland Travel and Outdoor
Guide, Maryland Calendar of Events, and an official
Maryland State highway map. They are available
free upon request.
Tour planners and operators receive comprehen-
sive information from the Office about Maryland
destinations and activities in the Maryland Tour
Planners'Manual, published every other year.
In addition to conveying information by mail and
phone, the Office runs a visitors' center and guide
service at the Maryland State House in Annapolis,
and eleven highway information centers. The
Office's matching funds and cooperative marketing
programs strengthen and support county and
regional travel promotion councils as well.
The Office also works with travel and outdoor
writers to provide tours of Maryland, research and
information, and photographs and transparencies.

MARYLAND MAGAZINE
D. Patrick Homberger, Director

30 Hudson St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 974-7024

Published quarterly, Maryland Magazine con-
tains articles by prominent Maryland authors on the
past, present, and future of Maryland and the many
facets of its community, cultural and industrial life.
Subscriptions are available for $12.50 per year.
Unsolicited manuscripts on Maryland subjects are
welcome. The magazine also produces and sells
Maryland gift items.

MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
(MARYLAND FILM COMMISSION)
Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, Director

217 E. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-6633

The Motion Picture and Television Development
Office, known as the Maryland Him Commission, was
created in 1980 (Chapter 5, Acts of 1980). It became
part of the Department ofEconomic and Employment
Development in 1987 (Chapter 311, Acts of 1987).
The Office internationally promotes Maryland's feature
film and video production industries.
Providing a range of logistical assistance, the Office
helps with location scouting, securing permits, cast-
ing, film crewhousing, catering, and equipment rental.
The Office also prepares and distributes materials
highlighting desirable film locations in the State.
In 1990, the Office assisted in bringing the
following projects to Maryland: Avalon, directed by
Barry LvAnson; He Said, She Said, directed by Ken
Kwapis and Marissa Silver; and Homicide, directed

 



 
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