Union County Motion Picture Television Advisory Board


The Union County Motion Picture & Television Advisory Board was created to promote economic development through collaboration with the film and television industry in Union County, New Jersey.

The Advisory Board consists of industry professionals, local stakeholders, and community volunteers. The Board acts as a resource hub and facilitating body for film and television productions in Union County’s 21 municipalities, and as a liaison with the New Jersey State Film Commission and the New Jersey Film Ready program.

Please note: This web page is currently under construction and some links are not in operation. Please email film@ucnj.org with comments and suggestions.

Why film in Union County?

  • Location – Union County is a short distance from all five boroughs of New York City, and is located between two of the nation’s premium media markets, Metro New York and Philadelphia.
  • Financial Benefits – New Jersey’s tax incentive provides a tax credit of 35%. Additional credits may also apply. For details visit Film Ready New Jersey.
  • Variety of Settings: The 21 municipalities of Union County represent a wide range of time periods and settings, including carefully preserved historical sites dating back to the Colonial era. Bustling cities, lush suburbs, and rugged wildlife habitats are all part of the mosaic of life in Union County.
  • Experience: Our County and local governments have gained a body of experience in working with film and television productions through the years, and the Advisory Board brings additional knowledge in location scouting, law enforcement, government, and local business.
  • In 2022, the following productions were filmed in Union County:
    • Dumb Money, Pete Davidson (Cranford)
    • Wu Tang: An American Saga  (Elizabeth)
    • Walking Dead (Plainfield and Union) 
    • Smile, Sosie Bacon (Elizabeth)
    • A Good Person, Morgan Freeman (Elizabeth)
    • Bros, Billy Eichner (Cranford)

Contact Us

Please call 908-527-1176 or via e-mail at lmackson@ucnj.org

Meet the Board


  • Rebecca Williams

County Manager

  • Ed Oatman

Voting Members

  • Amy Wagner
  • Kelly Martins
  • JP Varady
  • Edwin Gomez
  • Ellen Chase
  • Pamela Morgan
  • Lamar Mackson

Non Voting Members

  • Samantha Perez-Gora
  • Robert Charkowsky
  • David Pilmenstein
  • Anna Sims Phillips
  • Anthony Catania
  • Anthony Davis