Dyan Brasington, CEcD, FM, HLM, Vice President, Towson University,
Division of Innovation & Applied Research
Maravene Loeschke, Ph.D., President, Towson University
9:15 a.m. — Getting to Know the Regional Economic Studies Institute
Gain more insight into the services and solutions that RESI can provide.
Raquel Frye, Associate Director, Regional Economic Studies Institute
9:30 a.m. — Maryland’s Economic Forecast
Dr. Irani will provide an analysis of the national and state economic forces and how they impact Maryland’s future economic growth.
Daraius Irani, PhD, Executive Director, Regional Economic Studies Institute and Associate Vice President, Towson University,
Innovation & Applied Research
Q & A facilitated by Jeff Salkin, MPT News Anchor for Your Money and Business, State Circle, and Direct Connection
10:30 a.m. — Impacts of the Film Production Employment Act of 2011
Highlight of findings from the RESI report detailing the economic and fiscal impacts of the film industry on Maryland’s economy.
Daraius Irani, PhD, Executive Director, Regional Economic Studies Institute and Associate Vice President, Towson University, Innovation & Applied Research
10:45 a.m. — Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. — Film Industry Panel
Film incentives are either championed or hotly contested. A panel of experts across all areas of the industry will provide their knowledge and experience concerning the impact of Maryland’s film industry and the film production tax credit.
Jack Gerbes, Director, Maryland Film Office, Department of Business and Economic Development
Debbie Dorsey, Director, Baltimore Film Office, Baltimore Office of the Promotion and the Arts
Angela Miele, Vice President, State Tax Policy; Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Wade Tyree, Towson University Adjunct Professor, Electronic, Media & Film, and President of I.A.T.S.E. Local 487
Thomas B. Riford, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Moderated by Jeff Salkin, MPT News Anchor for Your Money and Business, State Circle, and Direct Connection
12:00 p.m. — Lunch
12:30 p.m. — Keynote Speaker: Kevin Kilner
Kevin Kilner, Film, Television, Stage actor—and Baltimore native