FilmUSA Contact: Erica McIntosh
New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission
153 Halsey Street, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973 648-6279
Fax: 973 648-7350
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Incentives & Rebates
Film Office Incentives Website
What are the different "types" of incentives?
Point-of-Sale Tax Waivers: No
Hotel Tax Refund: Yes, after 90 nights of continuous stay
Any rebate considerations for out-of-state crew and/or cast? No
Are 'Pass-Through' purchases and/or rentals allowed? No
Fees for Local Services?
Police and Fire: Yes
Filming Permits: Yes, depends on city or municipality
State Owned or Managed Property: Yes, depends on area
Local Crew Directory
Number of full local Union crews: 2+
Number of full local Non-Union crews: 3+
Equipment and Services
Local Vendor Guide
Are there In-state Equipment vendor options for...
Grip and Electric? Yes
Camera and Sound? Yes
Transportation Equipment? Yes
Prop and Set Dressing rental? Yes
Wardrobe Rental? Yes
Sound Stage facilities? Yes
Post Production facilities? Yes
Film / Sound Lab? No
List of Film Labs in the United States
Find local green vendors in this state
Closest out-of-state vendors and crew: New York
Additional In-State Assets
Additional Information from the Film Commission
No statement provided
Right to Work Status
Is this a "Right-to-Work" state? No
What does "Right-to-Work" mean?
Wikipedia: State page
Child Labor Laws
State Labor Information for Minors
There is no minimum age requirement for children working in motion pictures and television programs. However, out-of-state minors under the age of 16 must procure a Special Theatrical Permit from the local issuing officer in the school district in which a production is being filmed. In-state minors must procure a Special Theatrical Permit from the local issuing officer in the school district where they live. Said minors can work no longer than 5 hours daily, 24 hours weekly, 6 days a week. Combined hours of school and work must not exceed 8 hours daily. Minors under 16 are prohibited from working before 7 a.m. or after 11:30 p.m. unless special permission has been granted by the Department of Labor, at the request of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. Minors under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult who is a parent, guardian or representative of the employer.
Minors between the ages of 16 and 18 can work as long as 8 hours daily, 40 hours weekly, 6 days a week. They must obtain an Employment Certificate from the local issuing officer in the district in which a production is being filmed. Minors between the ages of 16 and 18 are prohibited from working before 6 a.m. or after 11:30 p.m. unless special permission has been granted by the Department of Labor, at the request of theNew Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.
In order to obtain a Special Theatrical Permit or Employment Certificate, applicant must supply a physician's letter stating that the minor is in good health, proof of birth in the form of a birth certificate or passport, and a completed permit form signed by the child's parent or guardian. During the regular school year, a report card or letter from school must also be provided as proof that the minor is in good academic standing.
Minors working for one day or less may obtain an emergent theatrical permit by application to the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.
State Tax Reciprocal Agreements with: Pennsylvania
What are Reciprocal Agreements?
Temperature differences between the northern and southern parts of the state are greatest in winter and least in summer. Nearly every weather station has registered readings of 100 F or higher at some time, and all have records of zero or below.
In the northern highland area, the average date of last freeze (32 F) in spring is about May 2nd, and that of the first freeze in fall is October 12th. On the seacoast corresponding dates are April 6th and November 9th, while in the central and southern interior the dates are April 23rd and October 19th. Freeze-free days in the northern highlands average 163, with 217 along the seacoast and 179 in the central and southern interior.
Northern New Jersey is near enough to the paths of the storms which cross the Great Lakes region and down the St. Lawrence Valley to receive part of its precipitation from that source. However, the heaviest general rains are produced by coastal storms of tropical origin. The centers of these storms usually pass some distance offshore, with heaviest rainfall and strongest wind near the coast. On several occasions tropical storms have moved inland along the south Atlantic coast, and then moved northward either through or to the west of New Jersey.
he average annual precipitation ranges from about 40 inches along the southeast coast to 51 inches in north-central parts of the state. In other sections the annual averages are mostly between 43 and 47 inches. Rainfall is well distributed during the warm months. Heavy 24-hour falls of 7 or 8 inches are occasionally recorded.
Brief periods of drought during the growing season are not uncommon, but prolonged droughts are relatively rare, occurring on the average once in 15 years. Flooding inNew Jersey is usually caused by heavy general rains, at times associated with storms of tropical origin. Local flooding results from ice gorging.
The season during which measurable quantities of snow are like to fall extends from about October 15th to April 20th in the Highlands, and from about November 15th to March 15th in the vicinity of Cape May. Average seasonal amounts range from about 13 inches at Cape May to nearly 50 inches in the Highlands. Snowfalls of 10 or more inches in a single storm are occasional occurrences.
The number of days a month with measurable precipitation averages 8 for each of the fall months, September, October and November, and 9 to 12 for the other months of the year; the average yearly number is 120. Midday relative humidity averages 68 percent along the seacoast and 57 percent or less at inland locations.
Normally, sunshine varies from slightly over one-half of the possible amount in the northern counties to about 60 percent in the south. The prevailing wind is from the northwest from October to April, inclusive, and from the southwest for the other months of the year.
Tornadoes average less than one per year and most areas receive from 25 to 30 thunderstorms each year.
The invigorating climate of New Jersey, with marked changes in weather, generally neither extreme nor severe, provides an excellent setting for industrial and commercial interests, as evidences by the concentration of population in the state.
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