Filmmaking industry in N.J. expected to top $500M this year

The good news for the state’s burgeoning film industry: The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced the overall in-state production spending from filmmaking will exceed half a billion dollars in 2021.

The better news: All of it comes after the industry was essentially shut down by the pandemic.

The quick return to work has New Jersey officials excited about what they view as a sector with enormous potential.

“It is so exciting to see the film industry thrive once again in New Jersey,” Secretary of State Tahesha Way said. “Major film and television productions are investing in New Jersey’s economy, the creative local workers they hire and the communities where they choose to tell their stories. We cannot wait to see more of the Garden State on camera in the coming years.”

The economic output comes following a very busy spring and summer and an unprecedented amount of production taking place this fall.

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