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LIST: Film and TV industry impacts of Georgia’s heartbeat abortion law

Here is a list of responses, including projects that have been withdrawn and leaders who have sworn to boycott the state:

ATLANTA — Georgia’s film industry has exploded in recent years, turning the state into “first filming location in the world.”

A bold fiscal policy helped spur the creation of approximately 92,000 jobs statewide and generated billions in spending.

The Peach State is now better known as Southern Hollywood – or “Y’allywood”.

At least part of that, however, was put in jeopardy with the death of HB 481 – the “heartbeat” abortion lawone of the strictest in the country.

The backlash from entertainment industry figures has been swift and harsh.

Here is a list of responses, including projects that have been withdrawn and leaders who have sworn to boycott the state:

Barb and Star go to Vista del Mar– Film – Kristen Wiig/Annie Mumolo/Lionsgate: Was at pre-production and scouting locations in Georgia.

The power” – TV – Reed Morano/Amazon: I was scouting places around Savannah.


Nina Jacobson – Color Force Films (produces “Hunger Games” films in Georgia)

Christine Vachon – Killer movies

Marc Duplass – Duplass Brothers Productions

david simon – Deadline blown

Neal Dodson – Counter-narrative films


Lovecraft Country– TV – Jordan Peele/JJ Abrams/HBO – Still filming here, but donating 100% of show proceeds to fight the law.

Hillbilly Elegy– Movie – Ron Howard/Brian Grazer/Amy Adams/Netflix – Still filming here, but director Howard and producer Grazer said they would donate to the ACLU to fight the law and boycott Georgia if it comes into force.

netflix – The streaming service and production company say, “If this were ever to go into effect, we would rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

disney — CEO Bob Iger said it would be “very difficult” to film in Georgia if the law goes into effect.

Warner Media – The parent company of CNN and Turner Broadcasting said it “will reconsider Georgia as the home of any new productions” if the law is followed.

AMC Networks –The network that films one of the iconic programs associated with Georgia, ‘The Walking Dead,’ said it would “reassess” its activity in the state if the legislation goes into effect.

CBS/Showtime — Says Georgia “may not be (a) viable location” in the future if the law goes into effect.

NBCUniversal – The media giant didn’t specifically mention Georgia, but said it would “strongly impact our decision-making” about where to produce content if state law and similar laws in other states were upheld by the courts.

Viacom — Says he’ll “evaluate whether we’ll continue to produce projects in Georgia” if the law goes into effect.

Sony Pictures – Only said that he was monitoring the judicial process followed by the law.

STX Entertainment — Will donate to the ACLU to fight the law and “reassess filming of any future projects in the state” if the law officially goes into effect.

This list will continue to be updated as more projects are affected.