On the heels of yesterday’s announcement by Disney and Marvel Studios, the list of movie and media companies threatening to boycott Georgia if the so-called “religious liberty” bill becomes law continues to grow. Variety reports that Lionsgate, 21st Century Fox, the Weinstein Company, CBS and Time Warner have all voiced their opposition to the legislation.
Time Warner says the bill “clearly violates the values and principles of inclusion and the ability of all people to live and work free from discrimination,” while the Weinstein Company says it “will not stand behind sanctioning the discrimination of LGBT people or any American.”
The Weinstein Company has threatened to move its Lee Daniels-directed biopic of Richard Pryor, which is set to begin filming before the end of the year?.
Along with the movie studios, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that 15 companies have contacted the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau and threatened to move their conferences to other states. It could mean an estimated $6 billion hit to the local economy.