Yes! Georgia Losing TV and Film Production Work In Response To Abhorrent Abortion Law

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The State of Georgia, if this is news to you, is a prime location for television and movie shoots. Indeed, it is considered  by many to be the top filming location in the world.

Despite that, Georgia recently shot itself in the foot with the entertainment industry, and it could cost them dearly.

Simon’s production company, Blown Deadlines, is one of three production companies who have said they won’t continue to do business in Georgia, after Gov. Brian Kemp signed his near-total abortion ban into law on Tuesday. The other two companies are Killer Films and Duplass Brothers Productions, and CounterNarrative Films swiftly followed suit.

Think Progress:

The Writers Guild warned that Hollywood crews would leave the state over the abortion ban in March, when the legislature considered passing the bill. The union group told BuzzFeed News it stands by its statement, adding that lawmakers are making the state “an inhospitable place for those in the film and television industry to work, including our members.”

Alyssa Milano, who sent local lawmakers a letter signed by 50 other actors opposing the ban in March, also said she’s boycotting Georgia. She said she won’t return to the Netflix show Insatiable if the third season is filmed in Georgia.

If the State of Georgia is committed to living in medieval times, that’s it’s business. But it looks like they’ll be doing it with less cash in the coffers. I really hope that this boycott shakes Georgia to the rafters. This new law is sick. It describes a fetus as a “natural person” and stands to criminalize an abortion at any time after six weeks — which in the real world is a time when most women don’t even know they’re pregnant. The law is beyond draconian, it’s flat out misogynist insanity. I’m glad to see people standing up to it and hitting Georgia where it hurts, straight in the pocket book. I hope we see more of this. This is grassroots activism at its finest.

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