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Producers Skip Georgia Over Heartbeat Bill

(AP and LA Times) — The producers of a new Amazon show aren’t going to be scouting filming locations in Georgia because of the state’s new anti-abortion law. Sister Pictures had planned to consider the Peach State for its upcoming show “The Power.”

That plan has changed since the state passed the “heartbeat bill,” a law that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Several big names in Hollywood, including director Ron Howard and writer/producer David Simon, have called for boycotts until the law is repealed.

And the L.A Times Reports, the Kristen Wiig movie “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” will not shoot in Georgia, a production source confirmed Tuesday.  HB 481, which was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp on May 7 and, barring a legal challenge, is set to go into effect Jan. 1.