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Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said on Tuesday that Netflix would rethink our entire investment in Georgia. as legislation known as the & # 39; heartbeat bill & # 39; entered into force. The streaming giant currently has five projects that film in the state: The Liberator, Christmas on the Square, Holidate, Season 2 of Insatiable, and Season 3 of Ozark
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Netflix has come out strongly against the fact that Georgia recently adopted a strict abortion law, suggesting that the streaming giant would no longer use the state as a film location if controversial legislation were ever enforced.

Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said on Tuesday that Netflix would rethink our entire investment in Georgia. as legislation known as the & # 39; heartbeat bill & # 39; entered into force.

The streaming giant currently has five projects that film in the state: The Liberator, Christmas on the Square, Holidate, Season 2 of Insatiable and Season 3 of Ozark.

The money-spinning hit series Stranger Things has previously used Atlanta and Jackson as locations for filming.

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Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said on Tuesday that Netflix would rethink our entire investment in Georgia. as legislation known as the & # 39; heartbeat bill & # 39; entered into force. The streaming giant currently has five projects that film in the state: The Liberator, Christmas on the Square, Holidate, Season 2 of Insatiable, and Season 3 of Ozark

Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said on Tuesday that Netflix would rethink our entire investment in Georgia. as legislation known as the & # 39; heartbeat bill & # 39; entered into force. The streaming giant currently has five projects that film in the state: The Liberator, Christmas on the Square, Holidate, Season 2 of Insatiable, and Season 3 of Ozark

The withdrawal from the state is likely to result in the loss of billions in revenues for Georgia, whose legislators voted 92-78 to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected – usually around the six-week phase – with the exception of medical emergencies .

& # 39; We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, are severely restricted by this law, & # 39; said Sarandos in a statement.

& # 39; That is why we work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. As the legislation has not yet been implemented, we will continue to film there – while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to.

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& # 39; If it ever came into effect, we would review our entire investment in Georgia. & # 39;

Georgia remains a vital production center for the film and TV industry and, alongside Netflix, forms the background for the AMC giants The Walking Dead.

The popular Stranger Things series has also used Jackson, Georgia as the location for filming

The popular Stranger Things series has also used Jackson, Georgia as the location for filming

The popular Stranger Things series has also used Jackson, Georgia as the location for filming

The popular Stranger Things series has also used Jackson, Georgia as the location for filming

The popular Stranger Things series has also used Jackson, Georgia as the location for filming

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The popular Stranger Things series has also used Jackson, Georgia as the location for filming

The region – playfully conceived & # 39; Y & # 39; allywood & # 39; – is responsible for more than 92,100 jobs and nearly $ 4.6 billion in total wages in the state, according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

State officials said that for the fiscal year that ended June 30, film and TV production generated around $ 2.7 billion in direct spending.

The bill comes as part of a multi-state effort to allow the US Supreme Court to reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

Legislation to limit abortion rights has been introduced this year in 16 states, four of whom have signed bills that prohibit abortion if an embryonic heartbeat can be detected.

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The bill is expected to face legal challenges, with a similar bill recently being brought to court in Mississippi.

Georgia remains a vital production center for the film and TV industry and, alongside Netflix, forms the background for the AMC giants The Walking Dead

Georgia remains a vital production center for the film and TV industry and, alongside Netflix, forms the background for the AMC giants The Walking Dead

Georgia remains a vital production center for the film and TV industry and, alongside Netflix, forms the background for the AMC giants The Walking Dead

Georgia & # 39; s controversial ban – along with new anti-abortion bans in Alabama and Missouri – is seen as an attempt to bring the issue back to the national stage and possibly force a challenge from the Supreme Court to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that anchors abortion rights in the US.

These decisions arrive as a growing number of prominent Hollywood characters, such as the great producer David Simon, who helped create the acclaimed HBO series & # 39; The Wire & # 39; as well as Alyssa Milano, the actor and vocal campaigner, advocating a moratorium on producing films in Georgia.

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Both have argued for a boycott to try to force the hand of a state at home in a thriving film industry.

The sector employs around 92,000 people and generated $ 9.5 billion in 2018. & # 39; I think this is one of the ways that we know we can hit a state where it hurts & # 39 ;, said Morano.

In March Milano wrote an open letter signed by 50 of her fellow players, who promised to do what they could to not film in Georgia.

Alyssa Milano was another party that called for a boycott of the Georgian film industry. The sector employs around 92,000 people and generated $ 9.5 billion in 2018. & # 39; I think this is one of the ways that we know we can hit a state where it hurts & # 39 ;, said Morano.

Alyssa Milano was another party that called for a boycott of the Georgian film industry. The sector employs around 92,000 people and generated $ 9.5 billion in 2018. & # 39; I think this is one of the ways that we know we can hit a state where it hurts & # 39 ;, said Morano.

Alyssa Milano was another party that called for a boycott of the Georgian film industry. The sector employs around 92,000 people and generated $ 9.5 billion in 2018. & # 39; I think this is one of the ways that we know we can hit a state where it hurts & # 39 ;, said Morano.

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Other actors who signed the letter were Amy Schumer, Amber Tamblyn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O & # 39; Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Gabrielle Union, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford.

Morano added that the more people who turn against these laws can cause the laws to change.

& # 39; The best we can hope for is that everyone has a united attitude and gets the money out of it & # 39 ;, Morano added. & # 39; Maybe we can quickly reverse these laws and get everyone what they want. & # 39;

Director Ron Howard told The Hollywood Reporter last week that he is still planning to make his new film Hillbilly Elegy in Georgia as planned, but if this law comes into force in January, we will boycott the state as a production center. & # 39;

Jason Bateman, whose Netflix drama series Ozark has films in Georgia, has said he will no longer work in Georgia when the law comes into effect, although Netflix has not yet commented.

Despite the Hollywood opposition, the Georgian government, Brian Kemp, one of the engines behind the introduction of the law, remained unmoved by the boycotts
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Despite the Hollywood opposition, the Georgian government, Brian Kemp, one of the engines behind the introduction of the law, remained unmoved by the boycotts

Despite the Hollywood opposition, the Georgian government, Brian Kemp, one of the engines behind the introduction of the law, remained unmoved by the boycotts

Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams has also committed to donate all of their episodic prizes for their upcoming Lovecraft County show to Fair Fight Georgia and the Georgia ACLU.

& In a few weeks we will start shooting our new show, Lovecraft Country, and we will stand shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia & read their statement.

Despite the opposition in Hollywood, the Georgian government, Brian Kemp, one of the engines behind the introduction of the law, remained unmoved by the boycotts.

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& # 39; I understand that some people do not like this new law. I like it, & he told the Republican convention of the state during a speech last week. & # 39; We have been chosen to do what is right – and standing up for precious life is always the right thing to do. & # 39;

Add: & # 39; We are the party of freedom and opportunity. We value and protect the innocent life – although that makes the C-list celebrities scream. & # 39;

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