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Shyamalan Returns To South Jersey
M. Night Shyamalan returned to South Jersey to film his upcoming apocalyptic horror film Knock at the Cabin, which recently wrapped. Produced by Binding Edge Pictures and Universal Pictures, Knock at the Cabin will be released by Universal on February 3, 2023.

Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista (Army of the Dead), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter film series) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (Old), alongside Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth) and Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter). Much of the movie was filmed on location in Tabernacle, and at the Evergreen Dairy Bar in Southampton.

Shyamalan is best known for his supernatural and psychological thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs. Although most of his films are set in and around the Philadelphia area, Shyamalan has filmed in the Garden State on two other occasions. The Village was partially filmed in Pedricktown (Oldmans Township) in 2004. In 2021, Shyamalan directed scenes for season 3 of the Apple TV+ television series Servant in Ocean City.

“New Jersey’s film tax credit program has been highly successful in attracting marquee productions and A-List directors to the state,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “We are delighted to welcome M. Night Shyamalan back to New Jersey for his latest project.”

The New Jersey Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program, enacted in 2018, has proven to be hugely successful. High-profile productions recently attracted to the state include Focus Features’ Armageddon Time starring Anthony Hopkins, Oscar Isaac and Anne Hathaway, Netflix’s The Perfect Find with Gabrielle Union, Yale Entertainment’s The Kill Room featuring Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, NBCUniversal’s limited dramedy series The Best Man currently filming in North Jersey, and the upcoming AMC six-part series Isle of the Dead, set to begin filming this summer....

Disney+ Brings National Treasure To New Mexico
The live-action Disney+ Original series National Treasure has begun principal photography in and around Santa Fe, according to Amber Dodson, director of the New Mexico State Film Office. The series is an expansion of the National Treasure movie franchise centered on a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.

The series stars Lisette Olivera, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zuri Reed, Jordan Rodrigues, Antonio Cipriano, Jake Austin Walker. and Lyndon Smith. Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley. Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Mira Nair is directing and executive producing. National Treasure is produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios.

The production will employ 152 New Mexico crew and approximately 160 New Mexico background talent....

Brown Succeeds Schmaling At Oregon Film
Oregon Film--aka The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television--has hired Dallas Brown as locations project manager, succeeding Bob Schmaling who retired after 20 years at the film commission. 

Brown is a native Oregonian with experience as a location scout, assistant location manager, and location manager for various feature films, series, and commercials produced in Oregon. She has also done freelance work as a director, DP, assistant camera, producer, and editor on commercials, documentaries, narratives, music videos and live events....

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