State: No Jersey Shore Filming Permits Yet

The Jersey Shore House in Seaside Heights. (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

NEWARK – While the makers of the MTV’s Jersey Shore have announced a reunion show, the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission has said that there have not been any permits filed with them yet.

Steve Gorelick, executive director of the commission, said that there has been no formal permit or contact made by the producers.

They are not required by law to go through the state commission, however, they most likely will. They have done so historically, he said.

The commission assists production companies in finding locations, staff, and resources, as well as helping as a liaison to local authorities and the public, he explained.

Film and television production can be very lucrative for the state, he said. Host towns benefit from extra business during a shoot and tourism after a show airs. In one year, New Jersey benefited to the tune of $140 million.

“Ocean County has been particularly proactive” in engaging the entertainment industry to work in the area, he said.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He’s also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.