Established in June of 2021, the Somerset County Film Commission is ready to assist film, TV, and digital media productions and welcome them to our film friendly communities.  

Somerset County, NJ is home to 21 municipalities and offers unique and diverse landscapes including rolling hills, vibrant downtowns, and preserved farmland, historic sites, waterways, suburban neighborhoods, parks, hiking trails, train stations, restaurants and more.  This mixture of locations means Somerset County can be almost anywhere in the world!  The best part is that so much of our County has yet to appear on film.

Somerset County, NJ is located just 25 miles from New York City and is easily accessible from NYC and Philadelphia by Interstates and public transportation.  This, combined with the County’s world-class accommodations, makes it a great place to explore locations for your next project.


Somerset County has had a starring role in many movies and TV shows.

Tax Incentives

Qualified production companies filming in Somerset County, NJ can receive a transferable tax credit equal to 35% of qualified production expenses.  Production companies can receive an additional credit equal to 2 percent of the qualified film production expenses provided that the application is accompanied by a diversity plan; the plan is approved; and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has verified that the applicant has met or made good faith efforts in achieving the goals stated within the diversity plan.

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2% bonus when employing
15% women/minorities

35% tax credit for qualifying
film and TV productions

20% tax credit for Digital
Media productions

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