(Hollywood Reporter) David Simon, Nina Jacobson, Mark Duplass and more industry figures have pledged to no longer shoot in the state as long as the law exists.
Georgia, no stranger to threats of boycotts due to controversial legislation, finds itself at risk of another filming debacle.
On Tuesday, the state’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a piece of legislation that’s been dubbed the “heartbeat bill” that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. It does, however, include exceptions, such as to save the live of the mother or for rape and incest — but only if a woman files a police report. As a result, some industry figures are calling on Hollywood to withdraw production for the state.
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