New Jersey’s newest film studio is in Kearny

New Jersey’s rapidly growing film and television industry is growing.

Kearny Point business center has opened a movie soundstage — making it the second one to open in the past year, according to an announcement from the New Jersey Motion Picture and TV Commission.

10 Basin Studios, a state-of-the-art facility, is associated with Eastern Effects Inc., the grip, lighting and studio rental company located in New York City. It is now offering 36,000 square feet of fully soundproof stage and support space, and 10,000 square feet of office and flex space.

Additional features include 150 tons of soundproof HVAC and 7,200 amps of dedicated electrical power (2400A 3 phase service). Ample parking is available right on the premises.

The 2021 production year was historically successful for the state’s production industry, as revenue from filmmaking exceeded $500 million for the first time, and the need for quality studio space in this area is there.

“We are pleased to welcome 10 Basin Studios to New Jersey, as an important addition to our thriving film and television industry,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a prepared statement. “The ongoing expansion of the state’s production infrastructure has been nothing short of amazing, and New Jersey continues to become a premiere destination for filmmakers. We look forward to many more studios joining the wave of film and television business flocking to New Jersey to take advantage of the many incentives available.”

Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos commented: “It’s very exciting news for the city of Kearny and the state of New Jersey. This latest studio opening confirms our vision for Kearny Point as a hub for film and television production. This investment will create employment opportunities and bring increased economic activity to our community.”