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TAKE 2: Movies Return To The State Where Moviemaking Began

The New Jersey film and television industry has exploded in the last several years, and Garden State locations are frequently seen on theatrical and television screens throughout the world. Steven Gorelick and David Schoner, the Executive Director and Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, will detail all this exciting production activity, review popular film sites and discuss the new studio complexes and related businesses springing up throughout the state. Learn how your town can become film ready and picture perfect.

Steven Gorelick

Executive Director

David W. Schoner Jr.

Associate Director

About Steven Gorelick

Steven Gorelick is Executive Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, the state agency responsible for promoting film and television production in New Jersey. During his tenure with the Commission, New Jersey has hosted over 25,000 projects, enhancing the state economy by over $3 billion. He has also authored articles that have appeared in numerous publications such as the New York Daily News, New York Post, Variety and Travel Host, and has written documentaries for networks as AMC and NJN. Mr. Gorelick has received screen credits on dozens of motion picture and television productions to which he has lent assistance.

David W. Schoner Jr.

For over 38 years David W. Schoner Jr. has been Associate Director for the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. David has coordinated thousands of Hollywood productions, including The Sopranos, the Warner Bros. smash hit Joker, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, the HBO miniseries The Plot Against America and 2 seasons of the Hulu TV series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. David serves his community as being a member of the Cedar Grove Board of Education, where he’s involved in various educational and charitable endeavors, and also is on the Board of Trustees of the Garden State Film Festival, Women in Media – Newark Women’s History Month Film Festival, Westfield International Film Festival, and the Monmouth International Film Festival.

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About the NJTIA Annual Conference on Tourism

November 30 & December 1
Resorts Casino Hotel - Atlantic City

Our Annual Conference on Tourism brings together professionals from all sectors of New Jersey’s multibillion dollar tourism industry including associations, businesses, resorts, attractions, destination marketing organizations, transportation companies, as well as cultural, arts, and historic organizations to explore the latest trends and opportunities for the tourism industry.

Our conference will feature over 15 specialized speakers with vital industry topics such as NJ-focused tourism trends and forecasts, branding, education, heritage tourism, customer experience, film updates, podcasting, arts & cultural and more.

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