Location Scout Spotlight: Rutherford, NJ
Rutherford, NJ is a great “Anytown, USA” location!
- Within the New York City Film Zone
- Contact Borough Clerk for Film Permits (Rutherford Borough Website)
- There is a castle in Rutherford!
- William Neumann, Chairman of the Rutherford Historic Preservation Commission and a life-long resident, is also the unofficial Rutherford Film Commission.
…Rutherford also has an artificial turf exhibition stadium in the middle of a large recreation area (just had some filming done there), an equity performing arts center with two stages and three screening rooms, a rowing club on the Passaic River used by Olympic teams for practice, a small college campus with a vacant library building, dorm rooms, small gym and a castle, an architecturally wonderful train station in the middle of a town square, a comfortably vibrant downtown with interesting restaurant interiors, a picturesque town hall with nice old-fashion council chambers, several schools that date to over 100 yrs, a very diverse housing stock and landscape with a lot of 1920’s Foursquares and 1880 Queen Annes, a district of quaint semi-un-molested Cape Cods, a small district of Meadowlands, two large isolated office buildings, a nearby small commercial (Teterboro) airport, connections to all major roads and highways…
…and a film friendly atmosphere that has hosted many commercial, industrial, advertising, TV and feature productions.
If I can add anything more, please know I’m at your service.