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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published March 08, 2012

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY RELEASES STATEMENT ON PREMIERE OF “GAME CHANGE”



HBO Production Filmed in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 8, 2012) - Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement regarding the premiere of “Game Change,” the HBO movie filmed in Maryland.

“HBO and Maryland have had a long and successful partnership in the making of award-winning productions,” said Governor O’Malley. “We were pleased to welcome HBO back when it chose to film ‘Game Change’ here in Maryland. The production helped create over 1,200 jobs for local production crew, actors and extras. As a result of the exceptional efforts of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Film Office, Maryland has developed a strong relationship with companies like HBO that provide jobs here in Maryland and support local businesses. I look forward to watching the premiere of Game Change this Saturday as it will showcase the outstanding work of Maryland’s talented film technicians and actors.”

“Game Change” follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. Based on the bestselling book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, the film is directed and executive produced by Jay Roach and written and co-executive produced by Danny Strong. “Game Change” features Academy Award nominated actress Julianne Moore as Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

The film had an economic impact of $27 million dollars and created over 1,200 jobs for the production’s cast and crew. “Game Change” premieres this Saturday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.