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Department of State

NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

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

Regulations

New Jersey contains 21 counties and 566 municipalities. Each city and town has its own unique regulations pertaining to film production. New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission staff members are well versed in these matters, and should be consulted before specific communities are approached.

As a rule, filmmakers working in New Jersey are required to carry general liability insurance in the amount of $1 million ($2 million in the City of Newark). Additional insurance may be required of crews using pyrotechnic effects or performing stunts. Typically, production companies are asked to present certificates of insurance naming property owners as "additional insured." Further, property owners must be relieved of all liability in connection with production work taking place on their respective locations.

Many cities and towns in the state have no formal permit procedure. However, permits are generally required for filming such locations as county, state and national parks and historic sites, state and county highways, railroad and airport terminals and military posts.

Unions & Union Maps

Most of New Jersey falls under the jurisdiction of the unions and guilds based in New York City. They are as follows:

SAG/AFTRA
1900 Broadway 5th floor, New York, NY 10023, 212-944-1030
Directors Guild Of America
110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-258-0800
Writers Guild Of America East
250 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013, 212-767-7800
IATSE General Office
207 West 25th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001, 212-730-1770/212-730-7809
IATSE Local 52, Studio Mechanics
19-02 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 01105, 718-906-9440, Fax: 718-777-1820
IATSE Local 161, Script Supervisors, Production Office Coordinators, Production Auditors
630 9th Avenue, #1103, New York, NY 10036, 212-997-9655
IATSE Local 600, Cinematographers
70 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018, 212-647-7300, Fax: 212-647-7317
IATSE Local 764, Theatrical Wardrobe
545 West 45th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036, 212-957-3500
Editors’ Guild IATSE Local 700
145 Hudson Street Suite 201, New York, NY 10013, 212-302-0700/212-302-1091
IATSE Local 798, Makeup And Hair
70 West 36th Street Suite 4A, New York, NY 10018, 212-627-0660, Fax: 212-627-0664
American Federation Of Musicians, Local 802
332 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036, 212-245-4802
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters, Local 817
817 Old Cuttermill Road, Great Neck, NY 11021, 516-365-3470, Fax: 516-365-2609
Scenic Artists, Local 829
29 West 38th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 212-581-0300, Fax: 212-977-2011
 
30 Mile Studio Zone Map 8 Mile SAG/AFTRA Zone Map

This map approximates the 30 mile zone from Columbus Circle, and is provided for reference purposes only. You must contact appropriate union officials in order to determine whether a particular location falls within the officially designated zone.


This map approximates the 8 mile zone from Columbus Circle, and is provided for reference purposes only. You must contact appropriate union officials in order to determine whether a particular location falls within the officially designated zone.

 

 

 


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