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The motion picture and television industry supported 11,613 direct jobs and 5,401 production related jobs.
The software industry supported 93,066 direct jobs and 251,602 jobs in total.
Local television supported 42,970 jobs.
Local radio supported 24,450 jobs.
The app economy supported 161,590 jobs in the computing workforce.
$735.39 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$157.75 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $102,432.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $19.717 billion to U.S. GDP
Local television contributed $21.79 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $12.35 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 182,336
Visual Arts Total: 28,081
Performing Arts Total: 18,982
Sound Recording Total: 19,652
Creative Community By the Numbers
42 video gaming companies
81 commercial radio stations
12 commercial television stations
12,715 music publishers and 34,944 songwriters
151 newspaper publications
30+ book and education publishers
5,470 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of New Jersey:
Whitney Houston, singer
Bruce Springsteen, musician
Frank Sinatra, singer
Meryl Streep, actor
John Travolta, actor
Kal Penn, actor/writer/producer
Shaquille O’Neal, former NBA player
The top 5 New Jersey daily newspapers by circulation are
The Star-Ledge, The Record, Asbury Park Press, The Press of Atlantic City
, and the
Majesco Entertainment, a video game publisher, is headquartered in Edison
MSNBC’s first newsroom was located in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick
American Gangster, The Manchurian Candidate, Goodfellas
The Wolf of Wall Street
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
were filmed in New Jersey.
The first drive-in movie theater was located in New Jersey.
Thomas Edison, one of the inventors of the motion picture projector, invented the device in New Jersey.
On May 27, 1783, New Jersey enacted its first state copyright law.
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