Press Release
March 13, 2024
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NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission Announces Jon Crowley as New Executive Director

NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission (NJMPTVC), part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), today announced the hiring of Jon Crowley as its new Executive Director. In this role, Crowley will serve as the senior leader of all of New Jersey’s film initiatives, leading both the NJEDA’s film sector development work, as well as the management of the NJMPTVC.

Prior to joining the NJEDA, Crowley worked within the television industry for over two decades, producing and directing several well-known television series including “Impractical Jokers”, “House Hunters International”, “Big Brother”, “Lizard Lick Towing”, “Love After Lock-Up”, “Trading Spouses”, “Breaking the Ice”, “Full Contact”, and “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal”, among many others. Crowley is a two-time EMMY award winner, and CableACE Writing Nominee. 

 “As the film industry continues to expand across the state, I am excited to welcome Jon Crowley to the NJEDA where he will use his skills and experience to lead the Film Commission’s efforts to attract top-tier film and television productions to the Garden State,” said New Jersey Economic Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan. “In his role, Jon will help boost Governor Phil Murphy’s mission to strengthen New Jersey’s leadership role in the film sector, which will fuel our economy and create good-paying jobs for our residents.”

“I’m thrilled to have Jon Crowley join the Film Commission as Executive Director and I am confident New Jersey’s film industry will continue to grow and succeed under his leadership,” said NJMPTVC Chairman Michael Uslan. “Jon’s experience will be a tremendous asset to the Film Commission as we work to promote New Jersey as a top destination to film.”

“The growth of our film industry has been incredible over the past six years under Governor Murphy’s leadership, and we have welcomed productions to our state, many of which have been smash-hits and award winners,” said NJMPTVC Executive Director Steve Gorelick. “I know with Jon at the helm, the Film Commission will continue its successful track record of attracting major productions and expanding the film industry’s presence in New Jersey.”

“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge and am ready to ensure New Jersey’s momentum in the film industry continues to skyrocket,” said incoming NJMPTVC Executive Director Jon Crowley. “I am grateful to the NJMPTVC Board and NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan for entrusting me with this responsibility and I look forward to working alongside the entire NJEDA staff in our shared mission of creating a stronger New Jersey economy.”

Crowley has also served on the Atlantic Highlands Borough Council since 2017. During his tenure, he worked closely with staff from the NJMPTVC on certifying the municipality as “Film Ready”.

“Since he took office, Governor Murphy has been on a mission to grow New Jersey’s film sector and because of the work done by the NJMPTVC, the industry has grown exponentially, leading to job creation and increased investment in our state,” said Chief Economic Transformation Officer Kathleen Coviello. “I am certain this booming industry will continue to reach new heights in New Jersey under the leadership of Jon Crowley and I am excited to see what future productions and studios decide to call the Garden State home.”

About the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission

The NJMPTVC, part of the NJEDA, is staffed by industry professionals and serves as a resource for production companies. The Commission promotes film and television production in New Jersey.

About the NJEDA 

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the State’s principal agency for driving economic growth. The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy. Through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, the NJEDA creates and implements initiatives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the State and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.

To learn more about NJEDA resources for businesses, call NJEDA Customer Care at 844-965-1125 or visit and follow @NewJerseyEDA on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.



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