FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -The controversial Heartbeat Bill was recently signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp.
Before it was even signed, Hollywood stars were threatening to boycott Georgia and take their work elsewhere.
Many production companies have also threatened to boycott Georgia over the bill.
A Fitzgerald actor says if a boycott happens, it won’t last long.
“I fell it’s very much a knee jerk reaction to something they’re upset over and they will make their way back and in fact, if you will do some research, you’ll find that a majority of them haven’t even left or quit or removed themselves from their current situation which is presently filming in Georgia,” actor Alexander Kane responded.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, during 2018 fiscal year, 2.7 billion dollars was brought into Georgia by direct spending from the film industry.
Over 400 qualified productions were filmed in Georgia.
Kane says he thinks hefty paychecks will ultimately keep stars filming in Georgia.
Georgia’s film resume includes productions like “The Walking Dead” parts of “The Hunger Games” film series and recently “Avengers: Endgame.”
Kane says regardless of the potential impact the bill could have, he says there are still many projects planned for Fitzgerald.