Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said it would be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming inGeorgia if the state’s highly restrictive abortion law iscarried out.
Iger’s comments, made in an interview , were thestrongest sign yet that Hollywood could pull backfrom Georgia, which has lured television and filmproducers with generous tax breaks, but has also attimes repelled the industry with its politics.
“I rather doubt we will” continue filming in the state, Iger said. “I think many people who workfor us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.”
Within a day, two other major media companies said that they, too, would reconsider filmingin Georgia.
In a statement later, NBCUniversal said that if the Georgia law was upheld after legalchallenges, “it would strongly impact our decision-making on where we produce our contentin the future.”
WarnerMedia, the parent company of HBO, CNN and other major channels, sounded a similarnote.
“We will watch the situation closely and if the new law holds we will reconsider Georgia as thehome to any new productions,” the company said in a statement. “As is always the case, wewill work closely with our production partners and talent to determine how and where to shootany given project.”
Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix, had said the company would “rethink ourentire investment in Georgia” if the law went into effect.