Post Category: Industry

Deadpool 2: Cameos, Parodies, and Free Slurpees

05.18.2018 Culture, Industry


Ryan Reynolds returns as Deadpool to cinemas May 18th in Deadpool 2, a sequel to the self-titled 2016 hit Deadpool. The first installment in the series broke numerous records in its opening weekend, and became both the highest grossing rated-R film and the highest-grossing X-Men film to date. The movie received critical acclaim for its production, cast,…
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Christopher Nolan Presents “Unrestored” 70mm Release of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

05.17.2018 Culture, Industry


The English director Christopher Nolan made his first debut at the Cannes film festival this year to present the new print of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, which opened in the US last Friday, May 18th. Nolan recalls seeing Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ at London’s Leicester Square Theater with his father when…
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Say Hello to the New New Jersey Tax Credit

04.23.2018 Industry


The New Jersey Senate passed NJ S122 (Senate Bill 122) on April 12, 2018, which would restore the film tax credit program in the state. Under the proposed program, qualified productions would receive a tax credit in an amount equal to 30% of qualified expenditures provided that at least 60% of the total film production…
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Behind the Scenes of Spike Jonze’s Apple Ad

03.23.2018 Culture, Industry


Apple’s recently released a short film “Welcome Home” directed by Spike Jonze. Starring FKA Twigs, the ad portrays a disgruntled city dweller whose dull apartment comes to life thanks to her Apple HomePod device. Her room lights up, stretches and morphs into a virtual playground of shape and color. The key point of the production…
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Anyone Else Getting Tired of Superhero Movies?

03.23.2018 Culture, Industry


We can all agree that an occasional superhero movie is worth watching. Recognizable characters, top-of-the-line visual effects, and simple plots that are easy to follow make for a pleasant risk-free movie night experience for everyone. But how many of these movies is too much? Let’s take a look at how we ended up with the…
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Film Locations You Didn’t Know Were in New Jersey

03.12.2018 Culture, Industry


There are hundreds of movies that are based or shot in New Jersey – but you would have never guessed these movies were shot in the Garden State. Check out these iconic scenes from Hollywood blockbusters that feature our home state of NJ! I Am Legend Remember the ending of the movie, where Will Smith…
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Oscars – My Best and Worst Best Pictures

03.02.2018 Culture, Industry


This Sunday we’ll engage in yet another bout of entertainment industry self-lauding. We’ll watch as the rich and famous strut their stuff down the Hollywood red carpet, extolling their excellence to each other early and often, as we sit on our couches in pajamas, wondering perhaps what we might be wearing if ever we were…
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New Jersey Film Revitalization with Tax Credits

02.14.2018 Industry


There is a new New Jersey Film Tax Credit bill being negotiated and making its way into the state legislature. Titled ‘Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act’, the bill will provide in-state productions with a 30 percent tax credit for qualified film production expenses. If approved, the bill will go into effect on July…
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Superbowl LII 2018 Commercial Previews

02.02.2018 Featured, Industry, Trends


The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots this Sunday in Super Bowl LII. The televised sporting event draws over a hundred million viewers each year. While the game may be the main event, it’s not the only competition on the screen. The Super Bowl is that one special time of the year viewers actually want to watch…
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The Future of Film Production in New Jersey

New Jersey has been the backdrop for hundreds of films and productions, many of which are familiar to audiences nationwide. The Garden State boasts a wide range of neighborhoods and shooting locations, which have accommodated everything from Blockbuster titles like ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ to television series such as ‘The Sopranos’ and…
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