By Daily Wire. On Wednesday, CEO of the Walt Disney Co. Bob Iger signaled a pull-out in Georgia over the state’s new “heartbeat” legislation, which bans abortion after unborn babies’ heartbeats are detected (around six-weeks gestation). . .
“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully,” the CEO continued.
“I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there” if the law goes into effect, Iger added.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed the pro-life bill into law on May 7, ignoring threats of a Hollywood boycott spearheaded by actress Alyssa Milano. In March, some 50 actors signed onto a letter penned by the abortion activist to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and the governor threatening a boycott. Georgia has become a magnet for Hollywood projects in large part due to the state’s 30% tax rebate for film and TV production.
Undeterred, Kemp praised the legislation as “a declaration that all life has value, that all life matters, and that all life is worthy of protection.” (Read more from “Now Disney Wants to Boycott Georgia” HERE)
WarnerMedia Joins Disney and Netflix in Considering Georgia Retreat over Abortion Law
By Deadline. A day after Disney CEO Bob Iger said it would be “difficult” for the media giant to produce TV shows and films in Georgia given its strict new abortion law, WarnerMedia has said it will also pull out of the law survives legal challenges.
“We operate and produce work in many states and within several countries at any given time and while that doesn’t mean we agree with every position taken by a state or a country and their leaders, we do respect due process,” the company said in a statement provided to Deadline. “We will watch the situation closely and if the new law holds we will reconsider Georgia as the home to any new productions. As is always the case, we will work closely with our production partners and talent to determine how and where to shoot any given project.” (Read more from “WarnerMedia Joins Disney and Netflix in Considering Georgia Retreat over Abortion Law” HERE)