Motion Picture Association Statement on New Jersey’s Production Incentive Program Enhancement
WASHINGTON – Governor Phil Murphy last night signed into law the New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program, enhancing the state’s production incentive program. The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:
“Governor Murphy led the way to enact a strong production incentive program in 2018 and New Jersey has already benefited from the film, television, and streaming industry directly supporting more than 20,000 jobs and over $2 billion in wages. That program grows stronger with new enhancements signed into law last night which will create more jobs in the state and investment into the New Jersey economy. I applaud Governor Murphy for his continued leadership, and all the champions of the creative economy in the legislature for expanding New Jersey’s production incentive program.”
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About The Motion Picture Association:
The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world.
Its member studios are: Netflix Studios, LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.
Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association