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Department of State

NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission Update

The physical office of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission may be closed due to a wider closure of State of New Jersey government offices, but WE WILL REMAIN OPERATIVE via phone and e-mail. During this uncertain time, please reach out to us via our e-mail address (njfilm@sos.nj.gov) and staff members will respond either by e-mail or phone, as required. If your business or livelihood is being impacted by the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus outbreak, please visit the following web site: cv.business.nj.gov

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for the self-employed and independent contractors in New Jersey:
https://www.nj.gov/labor/lwdhome/press/2020/20200429_puapayments.shtml

Financial Incentives

30-35% TAX CREDIT, +2% DIVERSITY BONUS

Film Tax Credit by Counties Map

The New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program provides a transferable credit against the corporation business tax and the gross income tax for certain expenses incurred for the production of certain films and digital media content in New Jersey.

The goal of the program is to incentivize production companies to film and create digital media content in New Jersey.

The Film Tax Credit Application Is Available Online

Click here for more information about forming or checking the status of a business in New Jersey
https://www.nj.gov/state/njfilm/regulations-registering.shtml

Should you require additional information, please call us at (973) 648-6279.

Sales Tax Exemption

Certain tangible property used directly and primarily in the production of films and television programs is exempt from New Jersey's sales tax. This tangible property includes the purchase of replacement parts for machinery, tools and other supplies, the purchase of lumber and hardware to build sets, the rental of picture cars, the purchase or rental of other types of props, and costs related to the repair of camera and lighting equipment. To view the entire law, click here:

 

 

 


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