A top Hollywood producer is adding more ammo to the industry’s fight against the onslaught of anti-abortion legislation.
Peter Chernin has launched a campaign to raise money to battle the restrictive laws that’ve been popping up around the country. The former right-hand man to Rupert Murdoch has two projects that are about to start shooting in Georgia, where a “heartbeat bill” was passed May 7. Three weeks ago, the producer said Chernin Entertainment would move forward with its plans to shoot Fox’s Fear Street trilogy and Starz drama P-Valley, both projects his company produces, in the state, and would simultaneously donate money to the ACLU.
“As a friend and colleague in the film and TV industry, I write to you with a sense of urgency about the recent attempts to eliminate the right to abortion in Georgia and many other states across the country,” Chernin wrote in an email last week obtained by The Hollywood Reporter (The New York Times first reported the news). “I am launching a campaign to contribute to the $15 million that is needed to fund the ACLU’s legal efforts to battle the national anti-abortion movement with a deadline of July 1.”
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