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Tag Archives: Arts

‘Really a gold rush’

Recent film production at Bell Works in Holmdel.

When NJBIZ last checked in on the state of showbiz in the Garden State in October few producers were willing to talk about what they were up to. Film and television production all but shut down during the pandemic, with few exceptions for projects that imposed strict standards for social distancing, mask usage and sanitization. But now, with New Jersey reopening, industry insiders are more forthcoming.

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Time for a close-up

The historic box office at Hinchliffe Stadium, a Paterson Landmark, is set to be transformed into a multi-use facility. - JERSEY WITH BIG JOE HENRY

Filmmaker Tom Jones is developing a television series about his beloved Garden State. If he can secure enough sponsors, “Jersey with Big Joe Henry” will hit the small screen, featuring the popular radio DJ driving around the state talking to the people who make it work and visiting the sites that make New Jersey unique. NJBIZ recently sat down virtually with Jones to talk about the project and about the state he adores.

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The artist economy

“S.T.E.A.M. Dreams” by Layqa Nuna Yawar at 3030 Atlantic Ave. in Atlantic City. - ZACH KATZEN

it’s not easy to quantify the economic effects of public art, but projects are proliferating in cities like Newark, Camden and Atlantic City, drawing visitors and highlighting local issues in the process.

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