In an effort to draw continued attention to various locations within Suffolk County as shooting locales for the New York City film and entertainment industry, the county's Film Commission will be stopping off in Port Jefferson on Wednesday before heading to the Hamptons.
The trip comes in the wake of the kick-off to the Hamptons International Film Festival, which starts on Thursday and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Dubbed a "familiarization tour," the Film Commission's trip – which will include city film industry producers and television location managers – will hit the area starting with a stop in Port Jefferson Village on Wednesday, before making their east Wednesday evening. Thursday morning, the group make their way out to Greenport before jumping over to Sag Harbor. Over 20 stops will be made in two days, starting in Centerport and ending in East Hampton.
The bus will leave New York City at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Prior to arriving in Port Jeff, the group will tour the Vanderbilt Museum, Scully Estate, Deepwell's Farm and other areas before having lunch at the Three Village Inn.
In Port Jeff, the group will visit Danford's Hotel and Marina, where Royal Pains is expected to shoot in the future. A walking tour will follow, including a stop at the Mather House Museum, a boat building shed on East Main Street.
The tour is expected to arrive in Port Jefferson around 3:15 p.m. and stay until 4ish.