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'Blair Witch' Creators to Film in Maryland

The Gazette reports that an independent thriller film, "Possession," will begin filming next month at several locations in Washington County, according to the state Department of Business and Economic Development, with the project to employ Maryland film crews and boosting the local economy.

The film is being written and directed by Eduardo Sanchez and produced by Robin Cowie and Gregg Hale and their company, Haxan Films. The trio created "The Blair Witch Project," which was shot in Maryland and grossed more than $250 million worldwide, according to DBED officials.

"It feels great to finally shoot another film in my home state," said Sanchez, who said he grew up in Takoma Park and lives in Urbana.

"The last time went pretty well for us," Cowie said "We look forward to creating jobs, hiring local cast and crew and a great production."