More Hollywood film studios, Viacom, CBS, Sony, AMC, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia have also spoken out against the Georgian Abortion Law. Because of the “overly strict law” they have to rethink the production here – writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier this week, Disney has announced that it will be “difficult to continue” on Disney’s filming in the state.
Georgia’s Republican governor Brian Kemp signed a so-called “heartbeat law” in May, which only allows interruption after the sixth week of pregnancy if the mother’s life is in danger.
The law is expected to come into force on January 1, unless court decisions are made.
The law in Georgia has caused enormous outrage at Hollywood. The Netflix streaming service provider said it was “rethinking” the state’s planned work.
Film stars, including Amy Schumer, Ben Stiller, Christina Applegate, and Alec Baldwin, wrote to the governor informing him “they are doing everything in their power to bring film works to countries that are safer for women”.
In Georgia, over 90,000 people work in film and television productions, attracted to the state by a tax credit of up to 30 percent.