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Hollywood holds the moral high ground in America — just ask members of its community.
It’s no secret that the movie and television industries have more than their share of people who look down on “flyover country,” which covers basically everywhere between the two coasts. California elitists are often quick to lecture the rest of the nation, but the latest controversy appears to involve all words and no action.
Georgia - Heartbeat - Bill - Abortion - Voices
After Georgia passed a “heartbeat bill” that heavily restricts abortion, some voices in Hollywood called for a boycott of the state. You might not realize it, but the southern state has a thriving movie production business, thanks in part to its generous tax incentives for the film industry.
When the heartbeat bill passed, there were rumblings of a major effort from Hollywood to “punish” Georgia for daring to protect the unborn. “Some actors and actresses, like Alyssa Milano, Mark Hamill and Mandy Moore, have suggested they will boycott filming in the state,” reported Fox News on Thursday.
Bluster - Members - Tinseltown - Money - Mouths
Despite all the bluster, however, most members of Tinseltown don’t seem to be putting their money where their mouths are. While a handful of insiders have spoken out, the most powerful voices in the industry have stayed quiet on the issue. It looks as if the boycott just isn’t catching on.
“[N]one of the major film or television studios have commented on the issue or altered production plans,” Fox News noted. And some big names who at first indicated that they’d pull out of Georgia have distanced themselves from a full-on boycott.
Jordan - Peele - JJ - Abrams - Plans
“Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, meanwhile, are proceeding with plans to shoot their HBO show ‘Lovecraft County’ in Georgia in the next few weeks, but have said that they will donate 100 percent their ‘episodic fees’ to organizations fighting the law including the ACLU of Georgia and Fair...
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