3 production companies won’t film in Georgia because of abortion law


(CNN)- Georgia lawmakers know they’ll have to spend money to legally defend the state’s new abortion plan, but it could cost them more than that.

The heads of three production companies say they won’t shoot in Georgie while the law is in place.

Killer Films CEO Christine Vachon and David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and “The Deuce”, pledged on Twitter not to bring their business to the state.

“Togetherness” and “Paddleton” creator Mark Duplass took it a step further, asking others to commit to boycotting Georgia.

The state’s governor signed a controversial law Tuesday that bans abortions once a heartbeat is detected.

Critics say fetal heartbeats can often be detected six weeks into a pregnancy before many women even realize they are pregnant.

The Motion Picture Association of America is waiting to see if the law is reversed before taking a stance.

According to the governor’s office film and video production has brought $2.7 billion into the state.

Marvel Studios has shot several films in Georgia, including “Avengers: Endgame”.

Its parent company Walt Disney Studios is one of the five major studios represented by the MPAA.

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