Greenport’s prominent maritime history and location have landed it in the spotlight once again as the village and some surrounding locations will be featured in a number of spots on MTV’s “10 on Top,” starting today.
“10 on Top” stars African actor Lenay Dunn. The show will highlight her travels around the tri-state area and feature different activities and places to visit this summer. Dunn apparently will be showing viewers everything from extreme roller coasters to riding a bike in Greenport. Dunn spent time filming scenes around the village and at a nearby marina.
Greenport village administrator David Abatelli mentioned the MTV shoot at last week’s work session as a sign the new permit process was meeting with approval from users. Currently, anyone who uses village facilities has to file for a permit.
Clerk Sylvia Pirillo says the show had no problem filing the paperwork for the permit, did not disrupt any village operations and was a small production.
“She goes around to different places and basically has fun. She doesn’t do anything bad at all,” said Pirillo.
The spots starts airing on MTV on Monday. The first day will show the cast at and will be broken into two separate spots. Dunn will be bike riding on the pier in a one-minute spot that airs during the last break before 3 p.m. A second spot, which features fishing on the pier, will air just before 5 p.m. Dunn also filmed a spot at and by the pool of Southold and that spot will air at around 6:55 p.m.
Kate Sepenoski, operations manager at Port of Egypt, said MTV was looking for a place for Dunn to take a paddleboard lesson and they found Eagle's Neck, which is on Port of Egypt Property. MTV then asked to film a scene by the pool.
"The whole idea of the scene was selling sun on the North Fork, but it happened to be raining that day," Sepenoski said.
will be in three different spots that will air on Tuesday. The first is a one-minute spot that airs at the last break before 3 p.m. The second is a 30-second spot that airs about 3:55 p.m. The third spot will air between 6:25 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The show will air more local scenes on Thursday, June 30. The first spot airs between 2:55 p.m. and 3 p.m., the second spot airs at the last break before 5 p.m., and the third spot airs around 6:55 p.m.
Sepenoski said Dunn's show is funny and that the MTV execs told her they were "selling wholesome fun" as opposed to some of the more risqué MTV programs.
Filming was also done at the and will be shown later this summer.