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New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission
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P.O. Box 47023
Newark, New Jersey 07101

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"The Movies Return: Filmmaking in New Jersey, Past and Present" will have its television premiere on NJN, The New Jersey Channel, on Friday, September 20th at 11:00 pm. It will be rebroadcast on Saturday, September 28th at 4:00 pm.

This 40 minute documentary examines New Jersey's motion picture heritage, from the turn-of-the-century to the current day. Presented by Friends of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, the film is designed to serve as an essential historical document and to promote increased production work in New Jersey.

Narrated by Oscar-winning actress and Commission Chairman Celeste Holm, The Movies Return features clips from dozens of films shot in the state throughout the years, and footage of many of New Jersey's most popular movie locations. In addition, it contains many rare photos and stills from the silent era.

The Movies Return was directed by three-time Emmy winner Michael Finan and Executive Produced by Joseph Friedman, Executive Director of the Motion Picture and Television Commission. It was written by Steven Gorelick, the Commission's Associate Director.