Hudson County, NJ

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Introduction to Hudson County

Hudson County, New Jersey is a rich cultural mosaic that combines art, music, history and theater and diverse cuisine minutes from Manhattan. Visitors can enjoy trendy outdoor restaurants, welcoming city parks and distinct neighborhoods that host incredible festivals. The county’s signature attractions include the Liberty Science Center, Ellis Island and Frank Sinatra’s childhood home, and places like Jersey City and Hoboken offer dining and nightlife to rival neighboring New York City.

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About Hudson County Film

Hudson County, New Jersey, is one of the most diverse destinations in the US. As an American mosaic, the county offers an energetic blend of culture and ethnicities — all a stone’s throw from Manhattan. But, with our vibrant art, music, theater, history, and food scenes, visitors rarely want to leave Hudson County. Warm, welcoming residents and a growing number of travelers enjoy Hudson County’s unique, colorful experiences all year. Hudson County is home to a vibrant community of residents who love their region—and can’t wait to share it with visitors.

General Info for Hudson County

Weather in Hudson County (Jersey City)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high in ºF 36 40 48 58 68 77 83 81 74 63 52 42
Average low in ºF 23 24 32 42 53 62 68 66 58 47 38 28
Av. precipitation in inch 3.7 2.95 4 4 4.5 3.5 4 4 4 3.5 4 3.8

Average Daylight Hours in Hudson County

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daylight Hours 10 10.5 12 13 14 15 14.5 14 12.5 11 10 9.5

A Few Filming Locations in Hudson County

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Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

Hoboken Terminal

Hoboken

Jersey City

Cinelease Studios

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

Two of America’s most iconic landmarks are easily accessible by ferry and have provided their unique backdrop to many productions. Surrounding Liberty Island can host productions that seek shots of the incredible Manhattan skyline.

Hoboken Terminal

One of the busiest railroad stations in North America, this beautiful Beaux-Arts complex makes for a compelling setting. The large waiting room (which is defined by floral and Greek Revival motifs in addition to tiled stained glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany) allows generous sunlight for compelling interior shots, while the bustling exterior has provided authentic bustle to iconic films like Funny Girl and Three Days to the Condor.

Hoboken Terminal
Hoboken

Hoboken

Hoboken, whose working-class roots and docks were immortalized in the Oscar-winning film On the Waterfront, can supply a variety of urban setting for your project. The cafes and preserved brownstones along Washington Street offer excellent urban backdrops. Productions can also take advantage of numerous Manhattan and Hudson River shots in scenic areas like Pier A Park and Maxwell Place Park.

Jersey City

Hudson County’s largest city recently transformed into Gotham for the acclaimed DC film Joker. Clowns marched down Newark Avenue and the county courthouse became Wayne Hall in a city that has welcomed dozens of productions. The Sopranos famously used 34 distinct locations during its eight-season run on HBO, and films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, A Perfect Murder and Annie have utilized the area’s dense streets to replicate New York City.

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Cinelease Studios

Set to become New Jersey’s largest studio space, this immense complex near Liberty State Park will include three state-of-the-art soundstages that total 124,106 square feet. Productions will also have access to office space, loading zones and easy access to public transportation for local crew members.

Incentives & Rebates

Productions in Hudson County can qualify for a transferable tax credit from the state of New Jersey equal to 30%. The project must incur at least 60% of total film production expenses in-state (exclusive of postproduction costs) or incur more than $1 million in qualified production expenses. Production companies can receive an additional credit equal to 2 percent of the qualified film production expenses provided that the application is accompanied by a diversity plan. Productions should also enquire about sales tax exemptions that can include supplies purchased in-state such as cameras, sound equipment, vehicles and construction materials.

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Film Credits for Hudson County

Hudson County really is a terrific place to shoot everything from commercials to features. The vistas are second to none, the on location opportunities are endless and we strive to be ‘film friendly’ because we understand how important the television and film industry is and the vigorous economic activity it creates for our region and state.

Joe Waks

Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

Film Credits

  • Joker
  • The Godfather
  • On the Waterfront
  • Funny Girl
  • Men in Black
  • Working Girl
  • The Karate Kid
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • On the Town
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Belly
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • Analyze This
  • Fools Rush In

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Joe Waks

Joe Waks

New Jersey Film Commission

Phone: 201-459-2070 Ext. 6429
Email: jwaks@hcnj.us
Website: www.visithudson.org/film