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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Netflix's Impact On Abortion Rights In Hollywood

From CNN Business:

We're all familiar with Hollywood and Bollywood — but what about Y'allywood? While Atlanta's moniker might not be as well known, it's not for lack of trying.

Georgia has become one of the top locations for film and TV productions over the past decade. Bolstered by hefty tax credits and a diverse topography that can stand in for a variety of settings, the state has provided the backdrop for shows like "The Walking Dead," "Atlanta" and "Stranger Things," as well as films like "Black Panther," "Avengers: Infinity War" and "The Hunger Games."
So in May, when Netflix said it would "rethink" its investment in Georgia if a new restrictive abortion law went into effect, it was putting its business interests on the line.
That statement, attributed to Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, was the first by a major company to oppose the law. It opened the floodgates, spurring other large studios to follow suit.
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