How N.J. incentives, locations are luring big movie productions looking for a break

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Variety Dec. 8, 2021 and is republished here with permission. For his first film since winning the Oscar for 2018′s “Green Book,” Peter Farrelly again ventured into new regions of the country. The 40-day shoot of “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” set between fall 1967 and spring 1968, was split between Thailand and northern New Jersey. Thailand filled in for Vietnam; bars, churches and other locations in Newark, Paterson, Jersey City and North Bergen were convincing doubles for New York City of the era. The entire film was to be shot in New Zea…

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