"The Weinstein Company will not stand behind sanctioning the discrimination of LGBT people or any American. We have plans in place to begin filming Lee Daniels' new film in Georgia later this year, but will move the production if this unlawful bill is enacted. We hope Governor Deal will veto bill HB 757 and not allow sanctioned bigotry to become law in Georgia."
The new film is the biopic "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said," which stars Mike Epps as Pryor, and also stars Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson and Eddie Murphy.
MGM, Sony, Lionsgate, 21st Century Fox, CBS, Discovery, Comcast NBCUniversal and Time Warner also weigh in
MGM says it’s “unequivocally committed to inclusion, diversity and tolerance in all circumstances.”
“On behalf of 21st Century Fox’s many creative partners and colleagues who choose to film their projects in the beautiful state of Georgia, we join the growing coalition of businesses in asking Governor Deal to veto this bill.”
“Lionsgate has deep roots in the State of Georgia in our film, television and location-based entertainment businesses. As a Company committed to diversity, inclusiveness and tolerance, we urge the Governor of Georgia to veto the deplorable and regressive legislation (House Bill 757) that has been sent to him. We take pride in our relationship with the people of Georgia and want to ensure that we can continue to offer our employees and talent there a working environment consistent with our policies and values.”
Hollywood heavyweights, including Daniels, Aaron Sorkin, Rob Reiner, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore and Kathleen Kennedy, are also vowing not work in Georgia if Deal signs the bill.
Disney and Marvel already spoke on the boycott, here
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