TV show “House of Cards” films on location in Dundalk
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 12:34

 by Ben Boehl

    There was quite a commotion on German Hill Road on Tuesday as trailers and cars were entering and exiting the area. One resident called the Dundalk Eagle about seeing movie cameras.
    There were also cars parked at the Synergy Community Church with the sign “Crew Parking.”
    The main activity was found entering Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Cemetery and a security guard near the gate explained that a TV show was being filmed.
    “There is a shooting today for the show ‘House of Cards,’” he told The Eagle.
    The producer of the series is Media Rights Capital (MRC). No one from MRC was available for comment, but the security guard said it was a one-day shoot and the scene was at a cemetery.
    “House of Cards” is a political drama series distributed on Netflix. Stars of the show include Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara.
    The Baltimore County Council  chamber was used last year for the shooting of “House of Cards” as the second floor of the court house was filmed for an episode.
    There was some controversy between MRC and the state of Maryland earlier this year when the production company was waiting for the General Assembly to pass legislation that would give the series tax breaks.

 After MRC looked into moving the show out of state if it did not receive its tax credits, some members of the Maryland General Assembly threatened to use an eminent domain provision to keep the show in Maryland.
    That provision was never used and MRC and the state worked out an agreement to keep the series in Maryland for its third season.