Friday, May 31, 2019
Scene from the AMC series, 'Fear the Walking Dead'
(WRDW/WAGT) -- AMC could be the next major Hollywood company pulling out of Georgia if the new abortion law goes into effect come January.
“If this highly restrictive legislation goes into effect, we will reevaluate our activity in Georgia,” the statement said. “Similar bills – some even more restrictive – have passed in multiple states and have been challenged. This is likely to be a long and complicated fight and we are watching it all very closely.”
AMC's hit zombie apocalypse-themed show -- now on its tenth season -- famously uses Senoia, Georgia for filming.
The law seeks to outlaw abortions for women after 6 weeks, which is usually the time a heartbeat from a fetus is heard on an ultrasound.
Georgia's generous tax incentives have lured hundreds of productions to the area in recent years. Most famously, many of Marvel's superhero movies film around the Atlanta area.
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