WarnerMedia Will ‘Reconsider’ Filming in Georgia If Abortion Law Holds

WarnerMedia Will ‘Reconsider’ Filming in Georgia If Abortion Law Holds

Those long-term holdings are not eligible for the tax incentives, so the company's outlook pertains to individual productions across its vast portfolio, including Warner Bros, HBO and the former Turner networks.

Though Netflix threatens to boycott the state of Georgia for passing a fetal heartbeat law to protect unborn children from abortion, the company still films in countries like Jordan and Egypt, where abortion is illegal.

"The outcome in Georgia will also be determined through the legal process", the organization said. He said if the bill goes into effect, he doesn't see "how it's practical for us to continue to shoot there".

Meanwhile, Netflix will continue to film in Georgia until the law takes effect, according to chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, but again, "Should it ever come into effect, we'd rethink our entire investment in Georgia", he said, echoing Iger and Disney's position.

Georgia long wanted a touch of Hollywood and grew its entertainment production industry by streamlining a generous tax credit in 2008.

Currently, WarnerMedia is filming "The Conjuring 3" in the state, and James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" sequel is set to film in there as well.

Marvel Studios alone has filmed seven movies in Georgia over the past four years: Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers: Endgame.

The Walt Disney Company is considering boycotting Georgia over its new abortion law, even as Disney profits from doing business in China, a notorious human rights violator that is putting Muslims in internment camps.

Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed the law on May 7, which would ban abortion from as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

However, women's rights campaigners in the United Kingdom have now pointed out that both studios - and several actors supporting the Georgia boycott - have nevertheless been happy to work in Northern Ireland, where women can face life in prison for terminating a pregnancy. This means lost jobs for carpenters, hair dressers, food workers & 100s of small businesses grown right here.

"If this highly restrictive legislation goes into effect, we will reevaluate our activity in Georgia", AMC told The Hollywood Reporter.

Some celebrities and industry leaders have taken a more hard-line approach.

CBS and its Showtime division said Georgia and other states "may not be viable locations for our future production" should anti-abortion legislation be enacted, but that for now it would continue producing series based in Georgia. These states hope the bills will ultimately lead to a reversal of the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court ruling Roe v Wade that made abortion legal nationwide.

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