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New Jersey

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission

Steve Gorelick, Executive Director

153 Halsey Street, 5th Floor

Newark, NJ 07101

973.648.6279

njfilm@sos.nj.gov

http://www.nj.gov/state/njfilm/

Incentive

30-35% Transferable Tax Credit

Project Criteria

30-35%

30-35%

30-35%

30-35%

60% of total film production expenses in-state or more than $1M in qualified production expenses

$500K per individual

Qualified Spend

30% of qualified expenditures. Qualified expenditures include preproduction, production, and postproduction costs incurred in New Jersey after July 1, 2018.

5% on qualified production expenses in the following municipalities: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem County

2% of the qualified film or digital media production expenses provided that the application is accompanied by diversity plan; the plan is approved; and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has verified that the applicant has met or made good faith efforts in achieving the goals stated within the diversity plan

Program Guidelines

$75M

June 30, 2023

Yes

Additional Considerations

6.37% from each payment to a loan out company or independent contractor

Must commence principal photography within 180 days from the orginial application date or 150 days from the date of application approval

Reality television shows qualify for tax credits only if the production company producing the show has owned or leased a production facility of at least 20,000 sq. ft. for a minimum of 24 months, and has invested at least $3 million in the facility, which must be located in a designated urban enterprise zone