SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - After more than a year in delays to secure financing and make distribution deals, filmmaker Ronald F. Maxwell said he is within weeks of making a major announcement on the local filming of the movie, "Gods and Generals."
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"It should make everyone very happy," Maxwell said about the announcement, following his poetry reading Sunday night at Shepherd College.
Maxwell would not elaborate on specifics of the announcement but said it would include detailed time lines on when filming will begin in Washington County.
Maxwell said he delivered a first-draft script for "Gods and Generals" to the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Commission at the end of March.
The script is "under lock and key," he said.
The city and the county have guaranteed a $300,000 loan to Maxwell's company, Antietam Filmworks, for production of the prequel to Maxwell's 1993 film "Gettysburg."