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Department of State

NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

About The Commission

About The Commission

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.


  • Michael Uslan, Chairman
  • David Smith, Vice-Chairman
  • Shelley Adler, Secretary
  • Tom Bernard
  • Dr. Thomas Haveron
  • Janice Kovach
  • Stephen Moliver

ex officio members

  • Robert Asaro-Angelo
  • Elizabeth Mattson


  • Steven Gorelick, Executive Director
  • David W. Schoner, Jr., Associate Director
  • Charles Ricciardi, Operations & Creative Director
  • Elizabeth Parchment, Director of Marketing/Chief Diversity Officer
  • John Borelli, Special Projects Manager
  • Joseph Marra, Production Coordinator
  • Christopher Del Vecchio, Assistant Production Coordinator


  • 04/21/22 - NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission
    ‘As They Made Us’ Debuts

    Movie hit theatres and VOD on April 8th
    North Jersey locations set the scene for the just released comedy-drama As They Made Us, the story of a divorced mom trying to make peace with her dysfunctional family while getting a second chance at love.

  • 04/12/22 - NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission
    NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission and NBCUniversal Announce Production Assistant Bootcamp in West Windsor

    Free Diverse Production Assistant Training Program Open To New Jersey Residents

    The NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission invites New Jersey residents interested in pursuing a career in film and television production to apply for the upcoming Production Assistant Bootcamp scheduled for April 23 and 24.

  • 04/04/22 - NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission
    What’s Filming In New Jersey: ‘The Home’

    Principal photography in Denville, Elizabeth and Nutley

    The shuttered Saint Francis Residential Community in Denville will have a starring role, along with Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, in the Miramax horror thriller The Home, just wrapping in New Jersey.

  • 02/17/22 - NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission

    Kearny is fast becoming a studio hub. 10 Basin Studios, the second soundstage to open at the popular Kearny Point Business Center in the past year, is now available to serve the production needs of New Jersey’s rapidly growing film and television industry.

  • 01/21/22 - NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission
    NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission Announces the Production Assistant Bootcamp at Rutgers University

    The Free Diverse Production Assistant Training Program, Open to New Jersey Residents, is Sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Last Updated: 01/24/22

Contact Us

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


Phone: 973-648-6279
Fax: 973-648-7350

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