New Jersey’s television and film industry has landed another company.
Phiphen Pictures, an independent film and television production company, will open a boutique, state-of-the-art post-production and production office facility in Englewood Cliffs in 2022.
Phiphen Studios will consist of a production office space tailored for the completion of projects, as well as a 25-seat 4K theater available for screenings, special events and presentations. It will house multiple private offices, executive suites, a conference room and kitchens. It also will include boutique offline edit rooms adaptable to DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Premiere and Avid Media Composer.
The audio department will be comprised of two mix rooms outfitted for 5.1 mixing and voice recording, while also offering full-service sound design, editorial services and mixing, including ADR and VO. Other services will range from online editorial to color grading to mastering.
Founder Molly Conners said Phiphen Studios was created by a group of award-winning filmmakers upon seeing the need to support New Jersey’s vibrant film community and recognizing the opportunity to help it grow.
“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,” she said. “We’re thrilled to begin this new chapter and provide a foundation for filmmakers to flourish.”
The announcement is another example of how the industry is growing since the recent reinstatement of New Jersey’s film and television 30-35% tax credit (plus 2% diversity bonus). Earlier this month, the state announced the industry was expected to generate $500 million in revenue this year.
Gov. Phil Murphy said this marks a significant moment for new business in the state and highlights New Jersey’s commitment to the film community, not only in the tri-state area, but worldwide.
“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,” he said.
Steven Gorelick, executive director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, agreed.
“We are very excited to welcome Phiphen Pictures to our fast-growing production community,” he said. “A top-flight post-production facility such as this is essential to the critical infrastructure that the state is working to build.”
Phiphen Studios CEO Jane Oster Sinisi said she has seen this firsthand.
“The word is out and the people making decisions on where to film are clearly taking notice,” she said. “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.”