Georgia Governor’s Los Angeles Visit Takes Shape as Hollywood Weighs Production Boycott (Exclusive)
While the major studios watch and wait to see if a controversial new bill signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp goes into effect, Hollywood players are evaluating the prospect of boycotting the production hub, insiders told Variety.
Kemp will also visit Los Angeles in the coming months to meet with top executives, where the legislation will likely come up, numerous individuals familiar with the trip said.Outrage from the likes of prolific indie producers Christine Vachon (“Carol”) and Mark Duplass (“Creep”) has been rolling in since Kemp signed Hb 481 on Tuesday, which would outlaw abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.
Stars like Alyssa Milano — currently living in Georgia, on the set of the Netflix original “Insatiable” — said they would exit what has become a booming local film economy in the name of female reproductive rights.
Film distributor Oscilloscope Labs was less subtle, tweeting “F—.
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