House of Cards fans around the world are about to get very jealous of their New Mexico friends. That’s because the wildly popular Netflix series just announced that it is filming the season 3 final episode right here in New Mexico in mid-December – and New Mexico residents can apply to be on location and in the series.
Producers just announced a call for background talent – for New Mexico residents only – for filming locations in Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Espanola in mid-December, according to the NM film industry blog OneHeadlightInk. Location and dates have not yet been announced but producers are accepting applications now. From the blog:
UPDATE 11/29/14: EG Casting is NOW seeking background talent for “HOUSE OF CARDS”, filming in Las Vegas, Espanola and Santa Fe, New Mexico in mid-December. They are currently seeking Hispanic Women age range from 20 to 60. Must be able to speak Spanish.
They will ALSO need background men and women with cars for additional scenes.
New Mexico Residents ONLY
To be considered, email a photo, height, weight, phone number, make, model and color of car to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title your email, “HOC Background” AND applicable description, e.g. “Spanish Woman”, “(Ethnicity) Man” or “(Ethnicity) Woman”, AND “Car Make/Model/Color”.
Subject: HOC Background, Hispanic Woman, Red Honda Civic
Attach clear, current photo of yourself (and also a photo of your car, if possible)
Read the full blog post (here) for details if you are interested. That same link has been updated several times as more information is available, so check back often for more details.
House of Cards primarily films in Washington, DC and Maryland and New Mexico has served as home base for successful series like Breaking Bad, Longmire, In Plain Sight and countless movies. A 2014 study found that New Mexico’s film industry has generated more than $1.5 Billion in economic spending and created more than 15,000 jobs over the past four years.
No word on how New Mexicans can sign up as extras for the highly secretive Batman vs. Superman movie currently being shot in and around Deming.