NJEDA approves $22M in film tax breaks for Netflix, Sopranos spin-off and others

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBIZ

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved $21.8 million in corporate incentives under its popular film tax credit program, including funds for Netflix’s production of its upcoming zombie movie “Army of the Dead,” being shot in Atlantic City and directed by Zack Snyder. Meanwhile, Rose City Pictures was awarded a $2.7 million tax break for its production of …

Lights, camera, Brick City. Newark named among best places for filmmakers to live and work.

Amy Kuperinsky |

The sight of film crews on the streets of Newark has become a familiar one. Now, an industry publication is taking notice. For the first time, MovieMaker magazine has named Newark to its list of the top places for filmmakers to live and work. Several high-profile productions have set up camp in the city over the past two years, including the …

Tags: Film, Newark

Governor Murphy Signs Expansion of Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program

Office of the Governor | Press Release

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law A5580, an expansion of the New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program, originally signed into law in July 2018. The bill extends the program’s tenure by an additional five years so that it will remain in place until July 1, 2028 and adds $25 million to the annual cap …

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Oscar nominations: Joker, The Irishman NJ favorites for Academy Awards

Alex Biese |

The nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards are here, and all eyes will be on New Jersey at this year’s Oscars. That’s because two locally-shot films, “Joker” and “The Irishman,” are among the year’s most-nominated movies. An origin story for Batman’s arch-nemesis, “Joker” topped the Oscar contenders announced Monday morning, earning 11 nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin …

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Hunterdon County seeks the limelight, launches film commission

Caroline Fassett |

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Hunterdon County has decided that it has a lot more than a thousand words to say. County Director of Economic Development Marc Saluk announced the launching of the Hunterdon County Film Commission, an organization committed to promoting filming in Hunterdon, at Friday morning’s Annandale-based County Economic Development Summit. “We even have a …

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New movie starring Mark Hamill to film in Cumberland County

Lauren Carroll | The Press of Atlantic City

A new feature film project will bring movie and rock stars to Cumberland County this month. “The Retaliators” stars Mark Hamill, best know as Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” films, and the hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch, the South Jersey Film Alliance announced this month. The production is set to be shot in Vineland and Millville. The …

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