Updated: Jun 20
Film Production in New Jersey Once Again Smashes Record
January 24, 2023 | nj.gov
Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced today (1/24) that overall in-state production spending from filmmaking exceeded $650 million dollars in 2022, besting the previous record of $500 million set for 2021. The announcement came at the outset of a series of meetings in California between Governor Murphy and the film, TV, and technology industries.
The record spending followed a busy year that saw a surge in production after Thanksgiving. In addition, motion picture, television and streaming productions in the state created over 8,500 jobs in 2022. That number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as several major studios finish construction.
NJ SEED: Congratulations to the Murphy Administration for successfully attracting media production resulting in many good construction and long-term jobs. It is interesting to note that significant film production is returning to NJ where the first US motion picture was made at Edison’s “Black Maria” in West Orange. Scenes for the famous silent movie serial “The Perils of Pauline” were filmed at the Fort Lee Palisades giving rise to the term “Cliff Hanger”.