The New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission

The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, established in 1977, formed in 1978, is staffed by industry professionals and serves as a resource for production companies shooting in the state. New Jersey currently offers a robust tax incentive program for filmmakers, which includes a bonus for utilizing a diverse cast and crew.

The Commission is also dedicated to creating commerce for minority, women and veteran-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE/VOB) serving New Jersey’s film and television industry. A directory of these businesses can be found on the Commission website:

“New Jersey has everything a production company needs: scenery ranging from tranquil beaches to bucolic farmland, to bustling urban centers; a hardworking and diverse workforce; and robust infrastructure. Companies recognize this, which is why interest in producing films and television programs in New Jersey is at an all-time high,” said New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way.

The New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission warmly welcomes you to the state and the City of Paterson.

Paterson, NJ

Paterson is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 149,222. Census population projections indicate a population of 148,708 as of 2006, making it New Jersey’s third largest city. It is the county seat of Passaic County. Paterson is known as the “Silk City” for its dominant role in silk production during the later 19th century.

Paterson was originally formed as a township from portions of Acquackanonk Township on April 11, 1831, while the area was still part of Essex County. Paterson became part of the newly-created Passaic County on February 7, 1837. Paterson was incorporated as a city on April 14, 1851, based on the results of a referendum held that day.

The city was reincorporated on March 14, 1861.

Mission Statement for Paterson Film & Entertainment Commission

The Paterson Film & Entertainment Commission is committed to serving the film & entertainment industry by facilitating their every need while contributing to the economic health of the city and its people.