Walt Disney’s Film and TV Divisions Could Pull Out of Georgia if Anti-Abortion Legislation Becomes Law
Georgia’s entertainment industry may take a major hit thanks to the state’s regressive politics. Several Hollywood producers have already said they won’t film in the state thanks to an abortion ban passed earlier this month. Now, Disney CEO Bob Iger says that if the ban goes into effect it would be “very difficult” to continue shooting in the state.
“I rather doubt we will [keep filming in Georgia],” Iger told Reuters at the opening for of Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim. “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.”
“I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there [if the ban takes effect],” he added.
Disney filmed recent blockbusters including Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame, and the recently wrapped Jungle Cruise in Georgia, and the loss of the company’s business would be a huge blow to the state and its economy.