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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 10, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY Director Ron Maxwell has stopped repaying a $300,000 loan from Washington County for a movie project. Maxwell paid almost $40,000 but has missed other payment deadlines, Budget and Finance Director Debra Murray said. County Attorney John Martirano said the county is working out how to collect the money. Unless Maxwell responds soon, the county might file a lawsuit, Martirano said. The county loaned Maxwell the money in 2002 on the condition that he begin producing "The Last Full Measure," a Civil War movie, by December 2005.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | November 27, 2002
"Gods and Generals" Associate Producer Dennis Frye said Tuesday he believes much of the movie's sequel will be filmed in Washington County. Frye said he believed most of the negotiations were complete to have "The Last Full Measure," the third installment in the Civil War trilogy, filmed here. Much of "Gods and Generals" was filmed in Washington County and nearby areas. Frye said he wasn't sure the paperwork had been signed yet. Last week's offer from the Washington County Commissioners to loan $300,000 to Ron Maxwell Productions Inc. to have much of the movie filmed in the county was the "most important step in getting the deal done," Frye said.
NEWS
August 1, 2008
Editor's Note: Each Friday, Herald-Mail reporters and editors will answer some of the questions that are called in by readers to Mail Call. Consider this us returning your call. Did county ever get paid back for Civil War movie? Q: "Can anybody tell me if the county ever got paid back for the movie 'Gods and Generals?' I called in on this once before and never heard anything, and I would appreciate it. The people up in Gettysburg insist we didn't, and if that's the case, what's the story on that?"
NEWS
June 6, 2012
Be among the first to view the landmark Civil War exhibition, “Valley of the Shadow,” at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts preview reception on Friday, June 15, from 7-11 p.m. Visitors will be transported in time as the Kaylor Atrium will feature a Civil War ball under the stars. Music for the event will be provided by the 2nd South Carolina String Band, one of the most active and popular Civil War camp bands in America. Performing on authentic 19th-century instruments, the group has released five albums and worked with filmmaker Ken Burns to provide period music for documentaries.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | December 1, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com "Savage" movie reviews scared theatergoers away from the Civil War movie "Gods and Generals," but sales of the 31/2-hour movie on video and DVD have exceeded studio expectations, Director Ron Maxwell said this month. "The politically correct critics could keep the fans out of the movies, but they can't keep them out of Wal-Mart," Maxwell said. He said more than 1 million copies of the movie, some of which was filmed in the area, have been sold internationally on video and DVD. He did not provide exact figures.
NEWS
July 6, 2009
Alloway co-sponsoring legislation to make it easier to prosecute child porn cases HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin-Adams-York, is co-sponsoring legislation that would make it easier to prosecute cases of child pornography. Senate Bill 260 would amend the Crimes Code to grant the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction along with the district attorney in child pornography cases. The bill would ensure that local prosecutors have access to assistance and resources from the attorney general's office in prosecuting child predators.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2011
Limousines, a red carpet, glitz, glamour and movie stars. Hagerstown has gone Hollywood. Those who think the Hub City lacks in big-time events will take one squarely on the chin this week when actors, directors, producers and critics arrive in town for the first Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. The festival will run from Thursday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 16. Hagerstown, you say? Why not? asks Tracie Donahue. "There are small towns across the world that have film festivals," she said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | February 18, 1998
Clock Building fully leased The Clock Building in downtown Hagerstown's Public Square is fully leased, and its first tenant has moved in and is operating, the owners of the building said Wednesday. First United National Bank & Trust opened on the first and second floors of the building at 10 Public Square on Feb. 10 and held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday. About five people will be employed in the trust, commercial lending and full-service brokerage office, said Bob Kurtz, president and chief financial officer.
NEWS
By TARA REILLY | April 8, 2006
HAGERSTOWN The Washington County Commissioners likely will discuss a deal with director Ron Maxwell to extend a $300,000 loan agreement after hearing there's a chance the Civil War movie, "The Last Full Measure" will be made, County Attorney Richard Douglas said Friday. But Jeff Shaara, who wrote the novel, "The Last Full Measure," said he's not aware of any developments that indicate a movie with the same name will be produced. "No one has approached me with a deal or with a contract or with any news ...," Shaara said by phone Friday.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | July 20, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Director Ron Maxwell has made a first payment on the $300,000 he owes Washington County after being unable to begin production of the Civil War movie "The Last Full Measure," Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Tuesday. Snook said Maxwell's first payment was made two or three weeks ago and was just less than $20,000, part of a series of payments he is to make over the next five years. Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell prompted the discussion at Tuesday's County Commissioners meeting by questioning whether Maxwell had begun paying back the money.
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