Post-production facility, Phiphen Studios, has opened in Newark, New Jersey.
The studio provides 10,000 square feet of post-production and office space, in addition to a 25 seat 4K theatre, executive suites, conference rooms, kitchens, and outdoor space.
“New Jersey continues to attract the kind of critical infrastructure that can support our burgeoning film and television industry and utilise our skilled workforce,” said governor Phil Murphy. “We are delighted to add Phiphen Studios to our growing production community and look forward to welcoming the subsequent studios that plan to join us here in the Garden State.”
“New Jersey is the birthplace of Solax, the first female-led studio built in the early 1900s by the extraordinary movie mogul and filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché,” said secretary of state Tahesha Way. “We have now come full circle in welcoming the female-owned company Phiphen Studios to the state and we wish them much success.”
“Phiphen Studios joins a community of savvy entertainment industry leaders who recognize New Jersey’s clear advantages for film production,” said New Jersey economic development authority CEO Tim Sullivan. “As a woman-owned business, it’s also emblematic of Governor Phil Murphy’s vision for the film industry’s potential to create exciting and career defining opportunities for a diverse population of New Jersey workers and business owners.”
This studio is the latest expansion of the New Jersey production company Phiphen, a female-led business founded by producers, Molly Connors and Jane Sinisi.
“We want to establish that New Jersey itself has its own identity to make amazing films and we are so grateful to share this moment with all of you. It is a major milestone for the film community and New Jerseyans, one that should be celebrated,” added Phiphen Studios CEO Jane Sinisi.
It also adds to New Jersey's increasing production infrastructure since the New Jersey Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program was reinstated, which offers eligible production companies up to 35% transferrable tax credit on qualified film production expenses.