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NAI James E. Hanson negotiates lease to bring film studio to Carlstadt

Linda Lindner | ROI-NJ

New Jersey is quickly becoming a preferred destination for filmmakers and production companies. To that end, NAI James E. Hanson on Monday said it negotiated a lease for 23,272 square feet of office space in Carlstadt to Sustainable Studios which intends to use the space as a new studio. Located at t 800 Central Boulevard, in the heart of the Meadowlands, the property is …

Lionsgate Newark Studios, 12-acre TV and film production facility, coming to South Ward

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

The state’s efforts to become a leader in film and television productions received a major boost Tuesday afternoon when Great Point Studios — in partnership with Lionsgate and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center — announced its intention to build Lionsgate Newark Studios, a 300,000-square-foot, full-service, modern entertainment complex set on 12 acres in the South Ward of Newark. The facility, which will be located at …

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Bolstering The New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program

Office of the Governor | Press Release

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S-4094/A-6070) which bolsters the New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program through expanded digital media production tax credits and other improvements. The program, which was first signed into law by Governor Murphy in July 2018, and first expanded in January 2020, has made New Jersey a national film and television production …

New Jersey Incentives, Locations, Crew Lure Big Productions Looking for a Good Break

Phil Gallo | Variety

For his first film since winning the Oscar for 2018’s “Green Book,” Peter Farrelly again ventured into new regions of the country. The 40-day shoot of “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” set between fall 1967 and spring 1968, was split between Thailand and northern New Jersey. Thailand filled in for Vietnam; bars, churches and other locations in Newark, Paterson, Jersey …

Part of former N.J. Army base could become Netflix production facility

Chris Sheldon | nj.com

A huge portion of Fort Monmouth, an Army base located in three Monmouth County towns that was shuttered in 2011, could become the home of a Netflix production facility. The facility would be located on a 289-acre “mega parcel” made available in July through a process known as the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority’s (FMERA) request for offers to purchase. Netflix, on Tuesday, …

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

ROI-NJ Staff | ROI-NJ

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 …

Oscars 2021: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Nomadland,’ ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ among N.J.-connected nominees

Amy Kuperinsky | NJ.com

Newark’s Kenny and Keith Lucas — the Lucas Brothers — lead a group of nominees with New Jersey ties at this year’s Oscars. Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced Monday morning. The twin brothers have been nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which is up for best picture. Three movies in contention for best picture …

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