Female-founded Phiphen Studios launches in Englewood Cliffs (SLIDESHOW)

Phiphen Studios, the latest expansion of the New Jersey production company, is now open in Englewood Cliffs. The female-led business was founded by award-winning producers Molly Connors and Jane Sinisi.

“New Jersey continues to attract the kind of critical infrastructure that can support our
burgeoning film and television industry and utilize our skilled workforce,” Gov. Phil
Murphy said.

The boutique state-of-the art post-production house offers 10,000 square feet of post-production facilities in addition to a 25-seat 4K theater, executive suites, conference rooms, kitchens and outdoor space that will serve New Jersey’s growing film community as studio, network and independent productions continue flocking to 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,” Secretary of State Tahesha Way stated. “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 adds to the production infrastructure that has been growing in New Jersey
since the reinstatement of the New Jersey Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program, which
offers eligible production companies up to 35% transferrable tax credit on qualified film
production expenses, plus an additional 2% or 4% diversity bonus for qualified productions.

“Phiphen Studios joins a community of savvy entertainment industry leaders who recognize
New Jersey’s clear advantages for film production,” New Jersey Economic Development
Authority CEO Tim Sullivan said. “As a woman-owned business, it’s also
emblematic of Gov. 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.”

Recent productions filmed here include Paramount’s fright film “Smile,” M. Night Shyamalan’s
upcoming feature “Knock at the Cabin,” AGC Studios and Netflix’s upcoming romantic comedy “The Romantic Find” starring Gabrielle Union, Apple TV+’s “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” and its critically acclaimed thriller series “Severance,” and such network television series and shows as CBS’ “The Equalizer” and “FBI: Most Wanted,” NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead: City of the Dead” and MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out.”