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What's at stake if major Hollywood studios boycott Georgia over abortion law

The q screen panel discusses Hollywood's protests over the state of Georgia's controversial H.B. 481 "heartbeat" abortion bill.

Netflix, Disney, CBS, NBC, Sony and others have threatened to end production in Georgia

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file photo, protesters rally outside of the Georgia State Capitol following the signing of HB 481, in Atlanta. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation on Tuesday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Every week, the q screen panel convenes to look at the biggest stories happening in the worlds of film, television and streaming entertainment. This week, arts and culture journalists John Semley and Tina Hassannia join host Tom Power to discuss Hollywood's protests over the state of Georgia's controversial H.B. 481 "heartbeat" abortion bill.

Georgia is a substantial hub for television and film production, which brings significant economic benefits to the communities who live there. Now, major Hollywood studios like Netflix, Disney, AMC and NBC have threatened to halt production in the state if the bill gets signed into law. Our screen panel talks about how this could impact the people who work on these companies' productions and what it might mean for the future of film and TV.

— Produced by ​Ben Jamieson

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