Councilman Bill Martin said later he saw how the crew re-did the city's old city hall, and said it looks great, joking that residents should get decorating tips from the film crew.

Casting call in Bel Air

"Cards" crew will cast union and non-union extras, with a possibility of recurring or featured roles, this weekend.

The open casting calls will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bel Air Armory at 41 N. Main St.

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The following characters will be cast: hill staffers, aides and reporters, 21 to 34 years old, all ethnicities, male and female; politicians, lobbyists and reporters, 40 to 60 years old, all ethnicities, male and female; elegant Washington types, 40 to 60 years old, all ethnicities, male and female; teenagers, young men and women ages 18 and older, according to a news release.

"Business attire is required for the call," the release stated. "Bring a current headshot. If no headshot, a current snapshot is satisfactory."

If unable to attend, hopefuls can e-mail with a jpeg photo labeled with your name and current phone number. In the body of the e-mail include clothing sizes, height and weight.

The cast and crew have also been eating at local restaurants and staying in hotels in the county, according to Richardson, of the county economic development office.

"Casting in Bel Air will ensure they are able to get extras for shots in the county, although they will be using the extras for a church scene to be filmed in Aberdeen," Richardson continued. "Some may be picked up on a longer term basis for more scenes in the production."

Harford County and other locations in Maryland are "an excellent place to film," Richardson wrote. "We do have most of what they need in a very short distance and we have the Washington connection without the cost of Washington."