It seems that almost every week, you hear about a film or TV show underway in the Hamptons. In recent weeks, we’ve had “Revenge” and “Ringer” on television, and a few months back the romantic comedy film Something Borrowed, and the spy thriller Salt last year, and for the last three years we’ve had many episodes of the TV show “Royal Pains.”
You would think you would see film crews just about everywhere, wouldn’t you? But you don’t. The reason? Read the fine print. Practically all of “Royal Pains” is filmed elsewhere, in places that look like the Hamptons, but are not in the Hamptons. They have found a town that looks like the Hamptons. The 2010 film The Romantics was not shot in the Hamptons. Weekend at Bernies, filmed in 1989, was supposed to be filmed in the Hamptons but wasn’t. Even the movie Jaws, which was supposed to have been shot in the Hamptons, was in fact shot somewhere else.