July 7th, 2022
In a recent Forbes article, Bryan Sullivan examines Hollywood’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, allowing states the option to legally ban abortion.
Bryan shares that there has been significant criticism from both high-profile Hollywood companies and individual celebrities, and that some actors are beginning to refuse work on productions taking place in pro-life states. Bryan notes that some of the pro-life states in which actors are refusing to work, particularly Georgia, are popular production sites for entertainment projects due to favorable tax breaks.
“Though there may be more leeway in other pro-life states that are less attractive to film in, the momentum Georgia has built in film and television production in recent years leaves room for skepticism on whether the state’s abortion ban will have any significant effect on its role in Hollywood as a premier filming location,” Bryan writes. “Despite the vocal protests against the abortion ban, the tax breaks might be too strong for media companies to overlook – even if it means missing out on some of the best talent.”
The full article can be found below.