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New Jersey’s motion picture and television industry enjoyed one of its busiest days ever on Thursday March 13th. Multiple projects were filmed around the state according to Joseph Friedman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.

Scenes from the Sony BMG feature “Cadillac Records” were filmed in Harrison, where much of the biographical picture is being made. Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright and Beyonce Knowles star in this biopic about legendary blues singer Muddy Waters.

A residence in Ho-Ho-Kus hosted the cast and crew of “Lymelife,” a comedy-drama with Alec Baldwin and Cynthia Nixon. Bartlett Films is producing this coming–of-age story set in late '70s Long Island, where precarious relationships, real estate problems and Lyme disease disrupt the lives of two families.

Darren Aronofsky (“Pi,” “Requiem For A Dream”) directed scenes from his latest drama, “The Wrestler,” in Dover. Mickey Rourke plays a retired professional wrestler, Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who is making his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival. Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood also appear in this Protozoa Pictures production.

CBS returned to Peapack and Gladstone on Thursday, where exterior work for “The Guiding Light” is now done on a regular basis. The area has been chosen to represent the fictional midwestern town of Springfield, where the venerable daytime drama is set. Much of the filming takes place at Liberty Park, and in the general vicinity of the Peapack and Gladstone Municipal Building.

Background filming for ABC’s very popular “Dancing With The Stars” took place at a dance studio in Bergenfield and a residence in Nutley. Two young contestants were captured on film preparing for their big, prime time appearance on the hit show.

Rounding out the very busy production day, a commercial for Chuck E. Cheese’s was shot at a house in Glen Ridge, and a spot for Aspen Dental was made at a home in Montclair.