"A commitment to diversity and inclusion is a critical step toward a fairer New Jersey," said Governor Phil Murphy.
Paterson has found a niche, in particular, with companies looking to film movies that represent other time periods.
Film and television productions officially have returned to New Jersey, thanks to the reinstatement and significant bolstering of the Film Tax Credit Program, signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy last summer.
State officials and industry leaders - and plenty of both were present - made one thing clear Wednesday at the Diversity in Film and Television Production Forum in Newark:
New Jersey has everything the industry needs to grow its presence in the state.
Thomas Edison is credited with inventing motion pictures at his studios in West Orange, NJ, in the late 1880s. So New Jersey could've become what Hollywood turned into.
NJ Transit said it issued $1.4 million in raises to more than 200 workers last year to comply with New Jersey's new pay-equity law