Two production companies say they will not film in Georgia over the “heartbeat” bill.
In the last few years, Georgia has faced several threats of boycotts over controversial legislation, now the future of the state’s film industry may be in jeopardy.
Earlier this week, Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation called the “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It provides some exceptions, such as to save the life of the mother or for rape and incest, but only if the woman files a police report. Consequently, many film industry influencers are calling on Hollywood to stop filming in the state.