New filming studio opens in South Kearny

Movie and TV lovers, rejoice! Kearny is fast becoming a filming hub.

10 Basin Studios, the second soundstage to open at Kearny Point in the past year, is now available to serve the production needs of Jersey’s growing film and television industry.

This new facility is associated with Eastern Effects, Inc., a grip, lighting and studio rental company located in New York City. The new facility offers 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.

“We are pleased to welcome 10 Basin Studios to New Jersey, as an important addition to our thriving film and television industry,” Gov. Philip D. Murphy said. “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.”

Like Murphy, Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos is excited for the prospects ahead.

“It’s very exciting news for the Town of Kearny and the State of New Jersey,” Santos said. “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.”

The year 2021 was historically successful for the state’s production industry, as revenue from filmmaking exceeded $500 million for the first time.

“New Jersey instantly recovered from the worldwide production shutdown caused by the pandemic, and this year filmmaking activity is off to a booming start,” Steven Gorelick, executive director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, said. “There is a tremendous need for quality studio space in this area, and 10 Basin Studios is very well designed to meet the demand.”

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