Boycott Over Abortion Law Threatens Georgia’s Film Industry

Thursday, May 23, 2019

ATLANTA—Georgia’s swelling film and television industry, known locally as Y’allywood, faces growing pressure from a boycott launched by some actors and producers over a new state law restricting abortion.

The standoff differs from Hollywood’s past objections to Georgia policies. While a growing list of actors and producers say they will avoid working in the state until the law is overturned, most major studios—which receive generous tax incentives from the state—haven’t announced any change in their plans.