Film and Media Cluster at BDI

Film and Media Cluster at BDI

Film and Media Cluster at BDI

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a $500,000 grant to New Jersey City University and Rising Tide Capital to support the effort to recruit, train and develop entrepreneurs within Hudson County to participate in the region's film, media, and communications cluster. The Business Development Incubator (BDI) seeks Entrepreneurs in the Film and Media Sector who are in the early stages of developing their businesses. Companies would benefit from flexible leases at below market rate, mentorship and business development support, equipment and studio use at reduced rate, paid student interns, networking with other entrepreneurs, technical assistance and free parking. The Film and Media Cluster at the BDI will be an incubator for great stories and a showcase for new works whether they're told through film, digital medium, games or apps by supporting entrepreneurs, artists and connecting storytellers to investors, audiences and other entrepreneurs and artists. The EDA investment will target entrepreneurs and businesses of traditionally underserved communities in Hudson County with hopes of providing a continuum of services to those who might not otherwise be served.

Here's how you can benefit:

  • Paid student interns
  • Flexible leases at below market rate
  • Mentorship and business development support
  • Equipment and studio use at reduced rates
  • FREE parking
  • 24/7 Access to the secured BDI facility
  • FREE use of conference rooms with A/V system

If you are looking for a place to build or expand your Film or Media company, please download and complete the following Application and return it to BDI along with the required documentation listed below. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION (PDF file, 41kb)

Documentation Required:

  • Certificate of Formation or Articles of Incorporation
  • Federal Tax ID number
  • NJ State Business Registration Certificate from the NJ Division of Revenue
  • Business Plan including with a non-confidential executive summary and company financials
  • List of previous film or media work
  • Resumes of the principals of the company

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