- Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, said that it will be “difficult” for the entertainment giant to continue to film in Georgia due to the state’s passage of one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.
- Many movies are filmed in Georgia due to its massive tax breaks to produce films like “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Panther.”
- Georgia is right behind California with the most movie productions in the U.S.
- Iger said “many people who work for us will not want to work there” and stated Disney will have to “heed their wishes.”
- Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp signed the law that bans abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected, which can be early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
- The passage of the law has caused fury in Hollywood with many people calling for a boycott of working in Georgia.
- Netflix’s chief content officer said: “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law.”