Film, TV & Digital Media

New Jersey is the past, present, and future of film, and we’re rolling out the red carpet for this vibrant industry with some of the best incentives in the country.

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New Jersey Has It All For Film, TV & Digital Media

The film, television, and digital media industry is thriving in New Jersey. The state that launched the dawn of film at Thomas Edison’s West Orange lab has become a media powerhouse. The strength of New Jersey’s film sector is underscored by its attractive incentive programs, which include a 30% or 35% tax credit and an additional 2% or 4% diversity bonus. These incentives and more have attracted industry leaders like Lionsgate and Netflix to build major production facilities in New Jersey, joining the State’s 30 existing studios.

The diversity of New Jersey’s geography offers filmmakers urban skylines, serene shorelines, and lush greenery as backdrops. This variety sets the stage for stories of all genres. New Jersey’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity extends beyond its landscapes to its labor practices and community values, striving for a film industry that represents all facets of the human experience.

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Success Stories


In December, the streaming entertainment giant Netflix announced a nearly $1 billion investment. The company plans to build a 300-acre studio in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, which will be one of the largest film production studios in the world. Choose New Jersey, in conjunction with State government partners, pitched New Jersey to Netflix as an option for East Coast growth and helped to coordinate a number of site visits, one of which was Fort Monmouth.

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Palisade Stages

Palisade Stages, the first major soundstage built in the state, opened for business in Kearny in 2021. Choose New Jersey assisted the studio with its expansion project in 2022 by helping with the challenges they faced upgrading the infrastructure on the property. The expansion project nearly doubled the size of the studio and created 150 new jobs.

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Over $650 million generated by the film industry in 2022

Source: New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission


Jobs created by productions in 2022

Source: New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission


productions, 223 feature films, and 304 television series filmed in New Jersey

Source: New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission

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Incentives that Support Growth

Audible’s Newark Business Attraction Grant targets startups with at least ten employees who are at the seed or Series A stage and are looking to expand or relocate to Newark. Startups receive up to $250,000 in non-dilutive grants over two years for fit-out costs or rent/mortgage payments.

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The Film and Digital Media Tax Credit provides a transferable credit against the corporation business tax and gross income tax for certain expenses incurred for the production of certain film and digital media content in New Jersey. The credit includes a 30% to 35% tax credit plus a 2% or 4% diversity bonus.

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