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New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission
153 Halsey Street - 5th Floor
P.O. Box 47023
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Tel: 973-648-6279
Fax: 973-648-7350

NEW Email: njfilm@sos.nj.gov

New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission
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RECORD YEAR FOR FILMMAKING IN NEW JERSEY

The New Jersey film and television industry enjoyed its most successful year ever in 2002, as a record 801 productions were filmed throughout the state, generating an all-time annual high $70.2 million for the local economy.

The projects utilizing New Jersey locations last year include 70 feature films, 2 telefilms, 149 television series and specials, 18 music videos, 178 industrial, documentary, educational and short films and 384 commercials. Among the major motion pictures filmed in the state were "Analyze That" starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal (Montclair, Ho-Ho-Kus, Carlstadt, Hoboken, Bayonne), "Anger Management" with Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson (Cranbury, East Windsor, Edison, Long Valley, Elberon), "It Runs In The Family" featuring Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas (Kinnelon, Englewood, Pompton Lakes), "Two Weeks Notice" starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant (Bayonne, Fairfield, Jersey City), Sundance award-winner "The Station Agent" (Rockaway, Hoboken, West Milford, Dover) and the Kevin Smith comedy "Jersey Girl" with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (Paulsboro, Berlin, Cherry Hill, Highlands).

Television projects shot in the state include HBO's "The Sopranos" and "Oz" and NBC's "Ed" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Several episodes of HBO's "Sex and The City" and Comedy Central's "Chapelle's Show" were also filmed in New Jersey during the twelve month period.

The $70.2 million of revenue accrued by the state as a result of production activity represents direct expenditures by filmmakers while working in our cities and towns, according to Joseph Friedman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. "This is money spent for hardware, lumber, food, rentals, a wide variety of needed services, and the hiring of crew members and extras," Friedman asserts.

Since 1978, the Commission has attracted over 9,807 projects to New Jersey, and enhanced the state's economy by over $780 million. Variety, in its most recent survey, ranked New Jersey as the fifth most active state for film and television production in the nation.

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