There is no such thing as a Linux distribution for film making (though you could start one if you like). Companies using Linux for film making also tend to have in-house or freelance programmers available to customize the base system.
As such it is mainly irrelevant what distribution you use, it's rather about the packages and libraries that you need to install to make it work.
Check the Maya list of hardware requirements. Their website will likely have information or suggestions on what distribution and additional tools are recommended.
You will have to make your hands dirty with programming and system administration to build a full-fledged filmstudio in your PC, I guess.