“We chose to shoot the finale of The Amazing Race on Long Island because the Hamptons are a magical and unique place you cannot find anywhere else in the world,” stated Elisa Doganieri, Co-Creator of The Amazing Race and Native Long Islander. “I also grew up on Long Island, so many of the places we showcased in the finale were places where I spent my summers. The Suffolk County Film Commission was incredibly helpful working with us to find just the right locations and worked with our team to make the production progressed as smoothly as possible. We had their full support throughout the shoot and we are extremely grateful to them."
Elise Doganieri, The Amazing Race
"After 25 years in media shooting on location, what a joy it was to encounter Diana Cherryholmes. People often think filming on location is glamorous. It's not. It's very hard coordinating clients wishes, filming crews necessities and then there is Mother Nature.
The frustrations can be endless.
I recently worked with Diana during a very difficult filming time due to cold and weather. Ultimately we needed to get back out and reshoot. Diana and her efficiency made this seamless.
Thank you, thank you , thank you"
Therese Ryan Mahar Creatives
THE AMERICAN DREAM
20th Century Fox
Creat. Joe Weisberg
Filmed: S02E01 "Comrades"