Georgia Has Become Known As ‘The Hollywood Of The South.’ Will The Furor Over Its Heartbeat Bill Change That?
So far, despite calls from activists, none of the major companies that film in Georgia have commented on the issue. The muted reaction is in striking contrast to what happened just three years ago when Netflix and Disney threatened to pull productions if a law allowing faith-based refusal of services to LGBTQ persons was passed. Meanwhile, one actress uses her personal story to highlight how many women have abortions across the country.
The Associated Press:
Hollywood's Big Players Stay Quiet On Georgia Abortion Law
Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed "Hollywood of the South." Productions as big as Marvel Studios' superhero blockbusters and shows like "Stranger Things" and "The Walking Dead" call the state home base, and some have not shied away from throwing their weight around when values clash with proposed laws. (5/16)
The New York Times:
How ‘You Know Me’ Became #YouKnowMe
On Tuesday, after the Alabama Senate voted to pass a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state, the actress Busy Philipps felt compelled to take action. “Women deserve compassion and understanding in their personal health choices,” Ms. Philipps, 39, said on Wednesday. “This is something a lot of people experience and go through in their lives, and it’s a health care decision like many health care decisions.” (Safronova, 5/15)