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Old 05-30-2019, 02:36 PM
 
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A third major studio has now gone on record that it will “reconsider Georgia as the home to any new productions” if the state’s abortion law goes into effect.

New York-based WarnerMedia follows Netflix and Disney, which both have threatened to leave the state for the same reason.

WarnerMedia released the following statement Thursday:

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/war...tSndD65Pb-v0MU
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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Besides the fact that they're already in the middle of a merger and could use this as an excuse to move more productions / business components to LA/New York.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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Let all the chips fall where they may.

I have no guilt about any of this. I tried to vote against it.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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I’m impartial on the abortion debate but these companies are acting like complete idiots. Your job is to create entertainment, not create or influence policy. Shut up and make movies.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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I’m impartial on the abortion debate but these companies are acting like complete idiots. Your job is to create entertainment, not create or influence policy. Shut up and make movies.
Georgia's not entitled to their investments. They can up and leave for whatever reason they want.

Now if Georgia's leaders and the people who voted for them didn't or don't get this, that's not the problem of these companies.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Georgia's not entitled to their investments. They can up and leave for whatever reason they want.

Now if Georgia's leaders and the people who voted for them didn't or don't get this, that's not the problem of these companies.
Sure they are entitled to leave. It’s free market capitalism. The reason though is asinine. Georgia has made them millions they otherwise wouldn’t make by producing in the over taxed hell hole of California. They should be grateful that a state like Georgia is willing to work with them to make it financially beneficial for them to set up shop here.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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Sure they are entitled to leave. It’s free market capitalism. The reason though is asinine. Georgia has made them millions they otherwise wouldn’t make by producing in the over taxed hell hole of California. They should be grateful that a state like Georgia is willing to work with them to make it financially beneficial for them to set up shop here.
If Georgia is doling out incentives to attract their investments, it seems like it's Georgia who needs them more.

These companies won't be hurt one way or another by setting up shop elsewhere. And other states who don't engage in extremist actions will be more than happy to give them the incentives they want.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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If Georgia is doling out incentives to attract their investments, it seems like it's Georgia who needs them more.

These companies won't be hurt one way or another by setting up shop elsewhere. And other states who don't engage in extremist actions will be more than happy to give them the incentives they want.
Not really. Georgia was fine before them and will be fine if they pull out. These companies stand the most to lose, hence the reason they came cross country to begin with.

As far as the other states, if they wanted to give them the incentives they would have already done so. Atlanta is easy for anyone to get to, not many other places are.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:01 PM
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I’m impartial on the abortion debate but these companies are acting like complete idiots. Your job is to create entertainment, not create or influence policy. Shut up and make movies.
Yeah. I didn't think we should pass a divisive bill solely to generate a Supreme Court case which will cost us lots in attorney's fees. I don't think it was a good way to reduce abortions either in the long run.

But if out of state companies are blackmailing us on public policy, sign the thing! I find that really offensive and not part of their corporate charter.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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Not really. Georgia was fine before them and will be fine if they pull out. These companies stand the most to lose, hence the reason they came cross country to begin with.

As far as the other states, if they wanted to give them the incentives they would have already done so. Atlanta is easy for anyone to get to, not many other places are.
They came across country because Georgia had a governor with common sense who knew better than to bite the hand that feeds it. That's no longer the case. And these companies negotiated such a situation into their contracts with the production facilities in Georgia.

As far as accessibility, Atlanta/Georgia shouldn't get the big head. Any half-way decent-size city has good enough air connectivity to/from other entertainment hubs.
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