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U.S.A – New Jersey

New Jersey Film & Photography Production Services

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in New Jersey? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in New Jersey? See below for an introduction to New Jersey locations, permits, when to shoot, crew and equipment, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.

New Jersey Film Locations

New Jersey offers city high-rise looks, up-market and working class suburbs, small town America, huge entertainment centres and sport stadiums, a developed coastline, wilderness and rural areas.

New Jersey’s largest city, Newark offers a city skyline, gritty urban looks, working and abandoned industrial areas, and Rutgers University campus.

Jersey City offers some great skyline views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, from across the Hudson River.

The Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford is home to MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands Racetrack, and the mega-mall and entertainment complex American Dream Meadowlands.

Along the New Jersey coast, Atlantic City is known for its casinos and entertainment venues. The Jersey Shore has beaches, piers, boardwalks and amusement parks.

The Appalachian Mountains run through North-West New Jersey.

Heading south, the Pine Barrens are a wilderness area with dense forest, scenic rivers, and swampland.

Rural New Jersey is known for its horse farms, blueberry and cranberry farms, and quaint towns.

New Jersey is also home to Princeton University campus which has beautiful Gothic buildings.

Productions shot in New Jersey include The Irishman, Joker, The Sopranos, Friday the 13th (1980), Jersey Shore, Real Housewives Of New Jersey as well as a long list of other popular TV shows.

New Jersey Film Location Permits

Location permits are required for filming on public property. Each city and town has its own permitting regulations. Proof of insurance is required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

New Jersey has a four-season climate with springs in full bloom, hot humid summers, colorful fall leaves and cold snowy winters. The winters are colder the farther north you go. New Jersey is vulnerable to summer hurricanes and thunderstorms.

Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the United States.

Unique Local Stories

Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.

If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.

If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.

New Jersey Tax Incentives For Filming

New Jersey offers a transferable tax credit of 30% (up to 35% if filming in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem County) on qualifying projects. Digital media projects can earn a tax credit of 20% – 25%.

New Jersey Film Crew & Equipment

Crew. New Jersey has a good pool of local crew. More specialized crew can be quickly brought in from neighboring New York City which is home to one of the world’s largest pools of creative and technical film crews.

Contact us if you are looking for a Newark, Atlantic City, or Jersey City based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in New Jersey.

Talent. New Jersey is a diverse state with talent from all ethnicities and walks of life available. Its proximity to New York City gives productions easy access to that extensive pool of talent. New Jersey’s Italian community is often the focus of film characters in the form of Jersey Shore types and mobsters.

New Jersey Film Equipment

Equipment. Standard camera, grip and lighting equipment available locally. More specialised equipment can be easily brought in from New York.

Communications. Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.

Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.

For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.

New Jersey Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Newark, Atlantic City, Jersey City and other areas of New Jersey.

Final Notes

Safety. New Jersey is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to shoot. See here for up to date travel advice.

Down Time. Take The Sopranos Tour.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in New Jersey, please see below:

Hire New Jersey Production Support & Shooting Crew

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in New Jersey, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in New Jersey, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.