Hollywood director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to stop working in Georgia because of law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat.
Major network AMC has said they will reassess filming in Georgia, if the heartbeat law goes into effect. The network has produced the highly acclaimed show, “The Walking Dead,” in the state for the past 10 years. Other production companies Netflix, Warner Media, Disney and NBC have also stated that they would reevaluate working in Georgia, if the plan goes into effect.
Spike Lee, however, is suggesting that the time to leave Georgia is now, as this would push for more change. According to The Associated Press, Lee said Thursday at actor Denzel Washington’s AFI Lifetime Achievement tribute that Georgia-based productions should “shut it down.” and boycott the state’s busy film industry in order to fully drive change.
Forty-nine, Hollywood actors, actresses, and directors have also signed a letter opposing the ban before it is passed. The letter was sent to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) who signed the legislation.