When director Marc Webb spoke to the big crowd at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" here, he didn't open by saluting the cast or welcoming the colorfully dressed fans at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Instead, he gave thanks — to New York.
"We shot this all in New York, which is a great place to shoot a movie," Webb told onlookers, including delegates from the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. "I highly recommend it if you get the chance."
Tinsel Town is being upstaged by the Big Apple — in film location shoots, in TV shows and even in glitzy premieres like the one for "Spider-Man." The Tom...