2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 34:1B-180 - Definitions relative to film production assistance

NJ Rev Stat § 34:1B-180 (2013) What's This?

34:1B-180. Definitions relative to film production assistance
3.As used in this act:

"Above-the-line expenses" means the major expenses committed to a film project before production begins and may include storywriting, salaries for the producer, director, and cast, travel and living, and production fees if the film project is bought from another film production company.

"Act" means the New Jersey Film Production Assistance Act.

"Authority" means the New Jersey Economic Development Authority established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1974, c.80 (C.34:1B-4).

"Below-the-line expenses" means all physical production costs not included in the above-the-line expenses of a film project and may include material costs, music rights, publicity, or advertisements.

"Film production company" or "company" means a person engaged in the business of making motion picture or television images for theatrical, commercial or educational purposes.

"Film project" means a single media or multimedia program produced by a film production company including, but not limited to, motion pictures, feature films, shorts and documentaries, television films or episodes or similar programs fixed on film, videotape, computer disk, laser disk or other similar means that is intended for exhibition in theaters, by television stations or by other means for the home viewing market but does not include any film production that is produced by or on behalf of a corporation or other person for its own internal use for advertising, educational, training or similar purposes. "Film project" shall not mean a single media or multimedia program produced by a film production company if records, as required under 18 U.S.C. s.2257, are to be maintained by that film production company with respect to any performer portrayed in that single media or multimedia program.

"Financial assistance" means a loan guarantee.

"Program" means the "New Jersey Film Production Assistance Program" established in the authority pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2003, c.180 (C.34:1B-182).


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