Open casting call for Netflix series 'House of Cards' in Baltimore-Washington Metro Area

House of Cards Bel Air Open Casting Call

Netflix is now a major player in original content with this $100 million project.
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The Netflix political drama "House of Cards" is in production in the Harford County, Maryland area. The casting directors are holding an open casting call for extras in addition to recurring and featured roles. "House of Cards" is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name. That original BBC version was based on a novel from British author Michael Dobbs. Netflix has ordered 26 episodes to air over two seasons. This will be the last open casting call for the season one episodes.

Starring in "House of Cards" is two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey as Rep. Frank Underwood, a House of Representatives Majority Whip who, after not being appointed Secretary of State, derives a plan to bring down the new president and take over the Oval Office. Golden Globe Award nominee Robin Wright plays Frank's wife Claire Underwood; Kate Mara is playing Zoe Barnes, a reporter for a Washington paper who conspires with Underwood to land a killer scoop; Michael Gill plays U.S. President Garrett Walker; two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson is Sen. Catherine Durant; Corey Stoll landed the role of womanizing Rep. Patrick Russo, and Kristen Connolly plays Russo's Executive Assistant Christina Malone with whom he has a torrid affair.

The production companies behind "House of Cards" are Media Rights Capital and Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions. Media Rights Capital is a top independent film and television studio that is backed by Goldman Sachs, AT&T and WPP Group PLC. The company specializes in the creation of premium entertainment content. Trigger Street Productions is a production company founded by Spacey and his producing partner Dana Brunetti. Netflix, which has over 20 million subscribers, outbid such major players as HBO and AMC for the rights to distribute "House of Cards" exclusively. “House of Cards” is unique, as it is the first exclusive TV series to originate on Netflix.

Academy Award nominee Beau Willimon is the head writer and one of the executive producers of "House of Cards". Two-time Academy Award winner David Fincher is also executive producing, and is directing some of the shows episodes. Fincher has directed such films as "The Game," "Panic Room," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Social Network," and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". The other executive producers are Academy Award winner Eric Roth, Trigger Street's Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, Joshua Donen, and John Melfi.

Open Casting Call Details

The extras casting director for "House of Cards" is hiring people who are located within reasonable driving distance of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area to work as fully paid extras on "House of Cards". In addition to extra work, you may also be considered for recurring and/or featured speaking roles.

• Elegant Washington types, 40-60 years old, all ethnicities, male and female.

• Military types, enlisted and officers, 21-50 years old, all ethnicities, male and female.

• Capitol Hill staffers, aides, reporters, 21-34 years old, all ethnicities, male and female.

• Politicians, lobbyist, reporters, 40-60 years old, all ethnicities, male and female.

• Male and Female teenagers.

• Young men and women, ages 18 and up.

Business attire is required for the call. Those attending should bring a current head shot, or if no head shot is available, a current snapshot is satisfactory but it must be clear and in-focus. You should be the only person in the photo, not wearing sunglasses or a hat.


Bel Air Reckord Armory
41 N. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Click Here for directions.


Saturday, September 8, 2012
1:00pm - 6:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call and have not yet submitted a photo/resume, you can email them to Include a jpeg photo labeled with both your name and phone number and in the body of the e-mail include all your sizes along with height and weight. Do not forget to include a current phone number.

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Baltimore/Washington, DC and the United States.

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• Child Labor Laws of Maryland
• Additional Information on Maryland Child Labor Laws
• Maryland Minor Work Permit Application
• Maryland Teen Work Permit Instructions
• District of Columbia Employment of Minors
• District of Columbia Work Permit and Child Labor Application
• District of Columbia Work Permits for Maryland Residents
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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• Baltimore/Washington, DC Casting Directors List
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Extras Casting


Dagmar Wittmer
Central Productions & Casting, Inc.
623 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Media Rights Capital
1800 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Trigger Street Productions
200 Park Ave S
Floor 8
New York, NY 10003

Panic Pictures
2113 Emmorton Park Road
Edgewood, MD 20140

100 Winchester Circle
Los Gatos, CA 95032


David Fincher
Eric Roth
Josh Donen
Kevin Spacey
Dana Brunetti
Michael Dobbs
Andrew Davies


David Fincher
Charles McDougall
James Foley
Joel Schumacher

Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director's role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Beau Willimon).


Kevin Spacey - Rep. Francis Underwood
Robin Wright - Claire Underwood
Kate Mara - Zoe Barnes
Michael Gill - President Garrett Walker
Sebastian Arcelus - Lucas Goodwin
Corey Stoll - Rep. Patrick Russo
Kristen Connolly - Christina Malone
Sakina Jaffrey - Linda Vasquez
Sandrine Holt - Gillian
Jayne Atkinson - Sen. Catherine Durant
Mahershala Ali - Lobbyist Remy Danton


The internecine world of Washington politics, with dirty dealing on both sides of the aisle, is seen through the perspective of conservative Democratic Congressman, Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a devilishly brilliant wheeler-dealer who relishes the down-and-dirty business of the Beltway. But when Francis is passed over for a promised cabinet post by the new President Elect, he sets out to redress the wrong - ingeniously, covertly, and nefariously.

Major feature film open casting calls scheduled for extras in Arizona

Ken Jeong

This film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC.

The extras casting director for the third and final chapter in this comedy film trilogy is holding open casting calls in Nogales and Tucson, Arizona for people interested in working as paid extras on the film. Arizona shooting commences in mid-October, 2012. Returning for this third film are Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Mike Tyson, and Ken Jeong in an expanded role. Heather Graham will also reprise her role as Jade, as will Sasha Barrese as Tracy.

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Todd Phillips will direct his third film in the series from a script that he co-wrote with Craig Mazin. Phillips has stated that this film would be "very much a finale and an ending," and that the story "would not follow the template (of the first two films), but would rather be a new idea". The distributor of this film has announced a release date of May 24, 2013, again aiming for a Memorial Day opening weekend.

Director Todd Phillips will also produce along with Daniel Goldberg. Phillips and Goldberg are partners in Green Hat Films, which is also referred to as Todd Phillips Company. Scott Budnick will executive produce for Green Hat. In February, this film's distributor extended its first-look deal with Todd Phillips’ Green Hat Films through the end of 2013. Phillips' first three films under the initial deal have generated more than $1.2 billion at the global box-office. Thomas Tull will executive produce for Legendary Pictures.

Open Extras Casting Call Details

The open casting calls are for people local to the Nogales and Tucson, Arizona areas who are interested in working on this major feature film as fully paid background performers. Males and females, 18 years of age and older, any ethnicity, all types, can attend. Kids and teens may not attend the open casting calls, however photos will be accepted from parents or guardians of minors. Only attend ONE of the open casting calls, multiple submissions may be discarded! All attendees Must be legal to work in the United States.

Where and When:

Tucson, AZ

Tucson Marriott University Park
880 East Second Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
Click Here for directions.

Friday September 14, 2012
11:00am - 4:00pm

Nogales, AZ

Nogales Best Western Hotel
750 W. Shell Road
Nogales, AZ 85621
Click Here for directions.

Saturday September 15, 2012
11:00am - 3:00pm

Bring a pen or pencil to fill out a registration card, and be prepared to have your photo taken. There are no fees or charges whatsoever to attend the open casting calls.


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Production Office
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 133, Room 105
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Legendary Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 76
Burbank, CA 91522

Green Hat Films
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 66
Burbank, CA 91522


Scott Budnick
Thomas Tull
Daniel Goldberg
Todd Phillips


Todd Phillips


Bradley Cooper - Phil
Zach Galifianakis - Alan
Ed Helms - Stu
Ken Jeong - Mr. Chow
Heather Graham - Jade
Sasha Barrese - Tracy
Mike Tyson - Himself


The wolf pack will be heading to Tijuana, Mexico, to rescue Alan from a mental hospital.

Note: and it's publisher are not affiliated, associated, have no relationship, formal or informal with the studio and production companies of this film.The open casting call information was provided directly from the extras casting director of thgis film with permission to post and publish.

New open casting calls for Julia Roberts feature film 'August: Osage County'

August Osage County Open Casting Calls

"August: Osage County" will film from September 24 through late October, 2012.
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The major feature film "August: Osage County" is holding a second round of open casting calls and still accepting email submissions from people interested in working as fully paid background performers on the film. Shooting will take place in Northeastern Oklahoma, specifically in the Pawhuska and Bartlesville areas. Over 4,000 people showed up for a casting call on Saturday September 18th at Tulsa Promenade, although there was a location change announced just days prior to the open call. The casting directors want to open up the opportunity to as many people as possible. Speaking roles have been cast in Oklahoma, and additional roles could be cast throughout the shoot, which runs from September 24 through the end of October, 2012.

Six-time Primetime Emmy Award winner John Wells will direct "August: Osage County" from an adapted screenplay written by Tulsa, Oklahoma native Tracy Letts. The film is based on Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the dysfunctional Weston family, which gathers at the family’s ancestral Pawhuska residence when a family member disappears. The play also won five Tony Awards, including as best play on Broadway.

The casting directors and producers of "August: Osage County" have assembled a fantastic cast that includes Academy Award winner Julia Roberts as Barbara Fordham, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Violet Weston, Academy Award winner Chris Cooper as Charles Aiken, Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin as Jean Fordham, Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis as Karen Weston, Primetime Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale will play Mattie Fae Aiken, and BAFTA Award nominee Andrea Riseborough has joined the cast as Karen Weston.

George Clooney and partner Grant Heslovt are producing "August: Osage County" under the banner of their production company Smoke House. Jean Doumanian of Jean Doumanian Production will also produce. Claire Rudnick Polstein of John Wells Productions will executive produce. Harvey Weinstein will also produce as well as distribute the film through his company The Weinstein Company.

Open Casting Call Details

All ages and types are needed except babies and toddlers. Be prepared to have your photo taken, and fill out a form with all physical stats, clothing sizes, and contact information. If booked (which is usually on as short notice as 24 - 48 hours, you must be available for the entire day including possible overtime. Shooting will take place on Mondays through Fridays only.


Bartlesville High School
1700 S.E. Hillcrest Drive
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Click Here for directions.


Saturday August 25, 2012
10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday August 26, 2012
12:00pm - 5:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can submit via postal mail or email. Send a recent photo, name, height and all clothing sizes, including shoe and hat, and all contact information, including mailing and email addresses as well as phone numbers. Also list what days you would be available for filming.

Mail to:

August Extras
c/o Freihofer Casting
3750 W Main Street
Five Park A,
Norman, OK 73072

or Email to:

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Barden/Schnee Casting
1513 6th Street
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Sarah Clark
Chris Freihofer, CSA
Freihofer Casting
3750 W Main Street
Five Park A
Norman, OK 73072

Extras Casting

Freihofer Casting
3750 W Main Street
Five Park A
Norman, OK 73072

Crew Members

The film is seeking experiences crew members available to work in Northeastern Oklahoma from September 24 through late October, 2012. Those wishing to submit resum├ęs may do so at:

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

August: Osage County Productions, Inc.
549 W. 52nd Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Jean Doumanian Productions
595 Madison Avenue
Suite 2200
New York, NY 10022

Smokehouse Pictures
12001 Ventura Place
Suite 200
Studio City, CA 91604

John Wells Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 1
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

The Weinstein Company
345 Hudson Street
13th Floor
New York, NY 10014


Jean Doumanian
George Clooney
Grant Heslovt
Steve Traxler
Jeffrey Richards
Jerry Frankel


John Wells


Julia Roberts - Barbara Fordham
Meryl Streep - Violet Weston
Andrea Riseborough - Karen Weston
Juliette Lewis - Karen Weston
Abigail Breslin - Jean Fordham
Chris Cooper - Charles Aiken
Margo Martindale - Mattie Fae Aiken


The sprawling family epic, which follows one volatile Oklahoma family in the aftermath of its patriarch's unexplained disappearance. Meryl Streep will play Violet Weston, the drug-addicted matriarch of the working class Weston clan. Julia Roberts will play Barbara Fordham, the oldest daughter in the family. While mom's problems and her penchant for revealing family secrets is a big issue, Barbara is melting because her husband, Ben Fordham, is cheating with a college student. They are brought together when Violet's husband, Beverly Weston, goes missing and all three of their daughters come home to rally around mom. In the process, a lot of family secrets get revealed.