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2019-05-30 Home Front: Culture Wars
Exclusive: Disney CEO says it will be 'difficult' to film in Georgia if abortion law takes effect
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-30 06:02|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [421 views ]  Top

#1  "very difficult" for the media company to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect because many people will not want to work in the U.S. state.

Then hire locals and forget about the transient California misfits.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-30 06:12||   2019-05-30 06:12|| Front Page Top

#2 oh well, traffic is already bad enough with yall blocking off streets an shit like you own the place.
Posted by chris 2019-05-30 06:30||   2019-05-30 06:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Time to Tax Disney title properly.

It's the capitalist thing to do.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-05-30 06:57||   2019-05-30 06:57|| Front Page Top

#4 All these state film offices are tax boondoggles. The former director of the one in Pittsburgh was screwing Hollyweird execs on the job.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-05-30 07:05||   2019-05-30 07:05|| Front Page Top

#5 Don't screw the talent and access to abortions won't be that important.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2019-05-30 07:20||   2019-05-30 07:20|| Front Page Top

#6 The former director of the one in Pittsburgh was screwing Hollyweird execs on the job.

All involved were men, amirite?
Posted by Raj 2019-05-30 07:57||   2019-05-30 07:57|| Front Page Top

#7 We need to revisit the Copyright laws, I think
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-30 08:17||   2019-05-30 08:17|| Front Page Top

#8 I find myself unable to watch any more of your crap Disney with all the SJW shit thrown in.

So... I will continue not to watch you garbage.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-05-30 08:26||   2019-05-30 08:26|| Front Page Top

#9 These movie/TV CEOs (Disney, Netflix) certainly are full of themselves. Many business execs who push left-wing agendas and SJW causes end up ruining their companies, e.g. GE, Meryl Lynch. Iger supported the Paris Climate Accord and was a fund-raiser for HRC.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-05-30 08:55||   2019-05-30 08:55|| Front Page Top

#10 Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger told Reuters on Wednesday they would not film in Georgia without child human sacrifice.

It is racist to not dismember babies tearing them to shreds inside their mother. Computer models from Space Mountain prove abortions prevent global warming, promote beastiality and Islamophobia or something.

Some snarks off.

Thus saith the Iger.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-05-30 09:31||   2019-05-30 09:31|| Front Page Top

#11 It is becoming abundantly clear that a corporation with Democrats in top positions CAN NOT make decisions in the Stockholders interest! It is time to weed Democrats out of top corporate positions for the health of the corporations!
Posted by 3dc 2019-05-30 10:51||   2019-05-30 10:51|| Front Page Top

#12 It's gotten to where I can't watch much of anything on TV or in the movies anymore. It's all a bunch of propaganda for The Party.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-05-30 11:14||   2019-05-30 11:14|| Front Page Top

#13 Which begs the question:
Why film green screens in Georgia and not California?
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-05-30 11:55||   2019-05-30 11:55|| Front Page Top

#14 Why film green screens in Georgia and not California?

Taxes would be a first guess. Others:
Real estate prices when setting up a studio?
Less union involvement?
State subsidies for the film industry?
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-30 11:58||   2019-05-30 11:58|| Front Page Top

#15 Add to #14:
cost of living for crew?
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-30 11:59||   2019-05-30 11:59|| Front Page Top

#16 All of the above, plus some stuff normal people don't think about, like having to pay actor's union wages for CGI characters.

In short, leftist policies and taxes. Fug'm.

Posted by swksvolFF 2019-05-30 12:04||   2019-05-30 12:04|| Front Page Top

#17 like having to pay actor's union wages for CGI characters.

Please tell me you stole that from the Babylon Bee.
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-30 12:56||   2019-05-30 12:56|| Front Page Top

#18 I'd say screw these studios; let them go back to Kalifornia or hell. Quick trying hijack the vote of Georgians through coercion (or some might say extortion). If they live in Georgia, they get one vote like everyone else.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-05-30 14:41||   2019-05-30 14:41|| Front Page Top

#19 like having to pay actor's union wages for CGI characters.

Please tell me you stole that from the Babylon Bee.

Not Bee. But quite a few years ago. The argument was something akin to if the CGI character could reasonably be acted by an extra, the CGI character is acting, and subject to and under the protection of the union, requiring the amount due that an actor would receive as that extra.

For example. Gungens. Final fight scene. The robots are not quite humanoid like, say C3PO, though one could argue neither is R2D2 yet required a human to operate. Say working wage of a stock extra is $5000 for easy math. Of that, say 5% again easy math would go to the union, $250. Probably too high, but multiply that by every non-speaking CGI critter in that battle, indeed the entire movie. Or a cut scene of the coliseum in Gladiator. I think this got squashed but I don't know anymore.

Additionally, firearms in movies, especially those which fire blanks, are firearms. Imagine trying to shoot (npi) The Walking Dead in California Compliant rules. Licensing and Expert Witness Fees aka Payoff the Government, would be a huge chunk of production cost. It was explained during the Hally Berry does 3 Gun! promo that regular Californians cannot do that because whatshiscompany is one of very few companies who have explicit exemptions from California gun laws because Hollywood, and those guns you see in movies are owned by a very small group of exempt businesses and avoid the onerous laws by being on the set, the firearms are still in their possession and therefore not transferred and thus exempt from California magazine laws etc.

Similar lore concerning Louisiana; in a promotional gig the state waived taxes involving media production. Story was company sent a squad to the state with the orders to "Come up with any kind of a show." Boom, Swamp People.

All the same, I'd tell them to fargoff - do seriously want your state mentioned in Captain Marvel 2? And if the semi-pro and pro sports conglomerate didn't succeed in throwing elbows around, this won't at all.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-05-30 15:27||   2019-05-30 15:27|| Front Page Top

#20 The tl;dr

Movie studios try to turn Georgia into the very thing as why studios film outside California.

Posted by swksvolFF 2019-05-30 15:29||   2019-05-30 15:29|| Front Page Top

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