Georgia’s film and television industry is bringing attention to one of the most controversial bills signed into law.
The Peach State is now better known as the Southern Hollywood – or “Y’allywood.” A bold tax policy has helped spur the creation of about 92,000 jobs statewide and brought in billions in spending.
At least some of that, though, has been put into jeopardy with the passing of HB 481 – the “heartbeat” abortion law, one of the strictest in the country. It’s expected to take effect next year.
The backlash from entertainment industry figures has been swift and harsh. Projects that have been pulled and some executives have vowed to boycott the state.
Despite the fallout, TV shows and films have decided to continue working in Georgia:
CHARMING HEARTS OF MEN
A new romance film starring Kelsey Grammer is slated to start production in Atlanta this August.
Grammer will play a southern Congressman in “Charming Hearts of Men,” an indie movie inspired by true events leading up to the Time’s Up movement.
The 64-year-old actor will star in the film set during a “politically-charged era” and written by Susan DeRose, who will also helm the project. See more at 11 Alive.