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NorthJersey.com: Studios 'lining up at the gate' to film in New Jersey once tax credit bill is signedMichael W. Curley, Jr., Staff Writer, @mwcurleyjr Published 5:31 a.m. ET April 21, 2018
With the state's film tax credit bill now past the Senate and the Assembly, production companies are eager to work in the Garden State, say those in the industry. Tom Bernard, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, said production companies are "lining up" to bring their studios across the Hudson River. "Everyone is lining up at the gate," he said, adding he knows of at least four people who want to build studios in the state, including one in Montclair.(read more...)
New Jersey Senate Bill 122
- Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-2)
- Status: Enrolled on April 12 2018 - 75% progression
- Action: 2018-04-12 - Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (31-3)
- Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]
UPDATE 5/30/2018: Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoes Senate Bill No. 122
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed Senate Bill No. 122, the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act, which provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for expenses incurred as part of the production of certain films and digital media content. “I want to thank the Legislature for passing the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act, which will help revitalize the film and media industries in New Jersey,” said Governor Murphy. “Filming movies and TV shows in New Jersey creates good-paying jobs, generates economic growth, and centers our state as a home for 21st-century growth industries.” “This is why I’m eager to work with the Legislature to strengthen the legislation by adding incentives for diverse hiring in the film industry and extending eligibility for certain reality TV shows that invest in New Jersey’s economy and promote tourism to the Garden State.” “A vibrant TV and film industry in New Jersey will create jobs, spur economic activity and bolster the State’s cultural identity,” said Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. “I was happy to work with the Governor on this important legislation because we all recognize the value of the film industry to New Jersey, and I believe that his suggested changes will advance our shared goals of supporting and promoting an industry that is important to New Jersey.”...read more
International Business Times: New York Plays The World: TV Production Boom In NYC Means Crews Have To Get Creative For Location ShootsSeveral NYC Location Scouts, myself included, are quoted in this article in International Business Times.
Attention, world: New York is playing your city, and it’s doing such a good job, you may not even know it. In the most recent television season, the Big Apple has served as a believable stand-in for Washington, D.C., Chicago, Iowa, West Germany and Belgium, among other locations.
I first met R. Richard Hobbs through ASMP nearly 20 years ago. At that time, he was already an experienced location scout/manager with a roster of available properties at his fingertips. Rich took some time out of his busy schedule scouting locations for films, TV shows and photo shoots to share his expert advice on managing locations successfully. ~Judy Herrmann, Editor....read more...
Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) Member R. Richard Hobbs Interview by American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
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UPDATED: June 6, 2018