States Race to Poach Georgia Film and TV Projects Amid Hollywood Boycott Calls

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

After weeks of silence on Georgia’s new abortion ban, a deluge of Hollywood companies — led by the Reed Hastings-run Netflix and followed by Disney, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, AMC, Sony, CBS and Viacom — said May  30 that they may pull projects from the high-production state if the law isn’t overturned in court before it takes effect in January. If that happens, a source close to Georgia’s department of economic development tells The Hollywood Reporter, the impact of such a mass exodus would be “crippling.” With a $9.5  billion industry on the line, other states are scrambling to find ways to poach Georgia’s lucrative film and television business.