Marvel, HBO and other Hollywood’s big players stay quiet on Georgia abortion law.

By on May 17, 2019

Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed “Hollywood of the South.” Productions as big as Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbusters and shows like Stranger Things and The Walking Dead call the state home base, and some have not shied away from throwing their weight around when values clash with proposed laws.

But in the week since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law one of US’ most restrictive abortion laws, none of the major film or television studios have commented on the issue or altered production plans. The backlash has been limited to smaller production companies, like Color Force (Crazy Rich Asians), Killer Films (First Reformed), The Wire creator David Simon of Blown Deadline Productions (HBO’s The Deuce) and the Duplass Brothers Productions (HBO’s Room 104). Some actors and actresses, like Alyssa Milano, Mark Hamill and Mandy Moore, have suggested they will boycott filming in the state.

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