‘House of Cards’ threatens to bail on Maryland unless it gets millions in tax credits

The producers behind House of Cards are channeling Frank Underwood’s ruthless side in negotiations with the state of Maryland. According to The Washington Post, production company Media Rights Capital has threatened to “break down our stage, sets and offices and set up in another state” if it’s not granted millions of dollars in tax credits. Netflix’s popular series has already taken in a large portion of the $ 40 million Maryland has distributed to keep movies and TV shows filming in the state. (Governor Martin O’Malley even visited the set back in May.) But some lawmakers are growing tired of the expense.

Maryland reimbursed Media Rights Capital $ 11 million for season one of House of Cards; season two saw the state up that figure to…

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