Film & Media

Onyx reveals plans for life sciences hub NEST

Linda Lindner | ROI-NJ

The former Merck campus in Kenilworth will become a hub of life sciences innovation known as the Northeast Science and Technology, or NEST, Center, the latest venture backed by leading real estate investment and property services firm Onyx Equities and equity partner Machine Investment Group. Onyx purchased the state-of-the-art campus in February with an eye on the future of life …

Film production in New Jersey once again smashes records in 2022

Press Release | New Jersey Economic Development Authority

LOS ANGELES – Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced today that overall in-state production spending from filmmaking exceeded $650 million in 2022, besting the previous record of $500 million set for 2021. The announcement came at the outset of a series of meetings in California between Governor Murphy and the film, TV, and technology industries. The …

Netflix’s $905 million state-of-the-art East Coast campus plans approved by state

Linda Lindner | ROI-NJ

Netflix on Wednesday received approval of its plans to develop a state-of-the-art East Coast production facility on the former Fort Monmouth campus in Monmouth County that will create more than 1,500 permanent production jobs and more than 3,500 construction-related jobs in New Jersey. The announcement follows the authorization by the Board of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) of a Purchase and …

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 |

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


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 …


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