Netflix will boycott Georgia if governor signs antigay law

Netflix and Amblin Partners (Steven Spielberg’s company) are among the latest Hollywood titans directly or indirectly threatening to pull production out of Georgia if the governor, Nathan Deal, signs into law a bill that would let LGBT people be discriminated against for faith-based reasons.

The governor has until early May to decide on the bill.

Deadline Hollywood reports this as part of their real-time tally of the many entertainment companies shooting in the state that are either threatening a boycott or urging the governor not to sign the bill into law.

Georgia offers Hollywood production companies huge tax breaks as an incentive to shoot in the state, which took in $1.7 billion last year in revenues from such companies.

Netflix has filmed numerous projects in Georgia, including The Do-Over with Adam Sandler; True Memoirs of an International Assassin, directed by Jeff Wadlow; and the Winona Ryder series Stranger Things, which debuts in July.

Other Hollywood biggies that have spoken out or threatened boycott on Georgia include CBS, NBCUniversal, Discovery and Open Road Films (which made the Oscar Best Film-winning Spotlight.)

Aaron Sorkin, Ryan Murphy and Julianne Moore are among the long A-list of talent that has signed onto a letter urging the governor to kill the bill.

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