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‘House of Cards’ holding casting call

Want a job in television? Here’s your shot.

Just a day after “House of Cards” screenwriter Beau Willimon and others testified before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee about the the economic impact — including jobs — that would be created should a film production tax credit be extended, an open casting call for the series was announced.

“House of Cards,” which will be shown by Internet media streaming company Netflix, is holding the call at Stevenson University‘s Inscape Theater on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show, which is set in Washington, D.C., is actually being filmed in a 100,000-square foot sound stage in Edgewood, as well as on location in Baltimore City and elsewhere.

The call seeks local folks to play politicians, Capitol Hill staffers and aides, lobbyists and “elegant Washington types.” (Whatever that means.)

The show is also seeking actors to play reporters, which got me thinking: I may be one in real life — but why not play one on TV, too?