When Thomas Edison and his team invented the movie camera in West Orange, the inextricable link between New Jersey and motion pictures was born. Beginning in the early days of the silent era and continuing in the present day when an historic amount of production is taking place here, the film industry is essential to New Jersey’s past, present and future.
The New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission has supported and nurtured this creatively vibrant and economically vital industry for over 45 years. The Commission’s knowledgeable and experienced staff assists filmmakers with all their needs -- financial incentives, permits, regulations, production services, site selection and clearance. The Commission, part of the Business Action Center within the Department of State, attracts and supports production work and promotes infrastructure growth for the economic and image benefits the state derives.