Harvey Weinstein has joined the chorus of movie industry people threatening to pull movies from the state of Georgia if their anti-gay rights bill passes.
Weinstein has just issued this statement:
“The Weinstein Company will not stand behind sanctioning the discrimination of LGBT people or any American. We have plans in place to begin filming Lee Daniels’ new film in Georgia later this year, but will move the production if this unlawful bill is enacted. We hope Governor Deal will veto bill HB 757 and not allow sanctioned bigotry to become law in Georgia.”
Disney and Marvel have also threatened to pull up stakes if the so called religious liberty bill passes. Marvel is currently shooting “Guardians of the Galaxy II” there. Georgia offers great tax incentives to film companies. But if that bill does pass, the large number of movie and TV productions will probably leave. The bill could also affect the recording industry down there.