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History Channel filming in area

September 26, 2006

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a History Channel television network production company is filming in Hagerstown and Washington County.

According to the CVB's Tom Riford, "We have been working on this project for a number of months. The CVB has helped with lodging needs, filming site locations, permit processing and a multitude of other details."

Riford said the television movie will be a Civil War episode scheduled to air sometime in February.

Various locations around the county are being utilized, including in Hagerstown and Boonsboro. The crew also will be visiting Fort Frederick and other sites.

"The Washington County Historical Society has been great to work with, and the City of Hagerstown and the Town of Boonsboro also have been very helpful," Riford said.

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The CVB reported that filming the History Channel episode will take only a couple of weeks.

"This production creates a positive local economic impact. More and more, Washington County is known for welcoming movie and television productions," Riford said.

History Channel network executives also will be visiting various sites around the county during the next few weeks, Riford said.

When available, more details about this History Channel production will be forthcoming, including the episode's title and schedule. Washington County has been the location for a number of television and movie projects during the past two years - with a more proactive marketing approach to production companies.

There have been seven network television episodes filmed here since 2004, and three movie projects (including two IMAX-style movies, one of which was "Fields of Freedom," filmed in 2005).

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