Independent film and television production company Phiphen Pictures will open post-production and production office facility Phiphen Studios in Englewood Cliffs in 2022.
“We are very excited to welcome Phiphen Pictures to our fast-growing production community,” said Steven Gorelick, executive director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. “A top-flight post-production facility such as this is essential to the critical infrastructure that the state is working to build.”
New Jersey reinstated its film and television 30% to 35% tax credit with a 2% diversity bonus in 2018, and extended it in 2020.
“We are enjoying a record year for motion picture and television work in New Jersey, and the arrival of Phiphen Studios further demonstrates our attractiveness as a production destination,” said Gov. Phil Murphy in a statement. “The word is out and the people making decisions on where to film are clearly taking notice.”
“As a proud New Jersey native, opening the studio is a dream come true. We have the unique opportunity to support the local film business in the state, while providing a state-of-the-art facility to filmmakers from around the world. We are grateful to the state of New Jersey for their ongoing support of the film community,” said Phiphen Studios Jane Oster Sinisi.
Phiphen Pictures was founded by producer Molly Conners and creates content across all genres and budget levels.
Phiphen produced Netflix’s “Like Father,” starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer; and the studio received an Emmy nomination for producing the short-form comedy television series “It’s Bruno,” currently streaming on Netflix.
Phiphen also produced IFC’s dramatic thriller “Centigrade,” starring Genesis Rodriguez and Vincent Piazza; Netflix’s sciencefiction thriller “Stowaway,” with Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette; as well the medical thriller “The God Committee,” starring Julia Stiles and Kelsey Grammar.
The Englewood Cliffs facility will include a production office space tailored for the completion of projects and multiple private offices, executive suites, a conference room, and kitchens. It will also include offline edit rooms adaptable to DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and Avid Media Composer; as well as two mix rooms outfitted for 5.1 mixing and voice recording, while also offering full-service sound design, editorial services, and mixing, including automated dialogue replacement and voice over.
The studio will also have a 25-seat theater, which will be available for screenings, special events, and presentations.
“We are very excited to embark on this expansion of our business, which will allow us to continue to support filmmakers in an even bigger way,” said Conners. “We’re thrilled to begin this new chapter and provide a foundation for filmmakers to flourish.”