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Actor Will Smith and Director Antoine Fuqua announced on Monday that they would move production of their movie Emancipation out of Georgia, in protest of the state’s new.
The $120 million production for Apple Studios was set to begin this summer, and depicts the story of a runaway slave who joined the Union army during the Civil War.
“At this moment in time, the nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice,” Smith and Fuqua said in a statement. “We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access.”
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The two added that “the new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting.” It was not immediately clear where production of the movie would move.
Georgia lawmakersa elections laws last month mandating that voters present photo identification, limits the early voting period in runoff elections, and bans political groups and campaigns from distributing food or drink at polling places. The legislation comes after President Trump alleged that Democrats “stole” the elections in Georgia. President Biden and other Democrats have compared the legislation to Jim Crow laws designed to keep African Americans from voting.
Setting the Record Straight on Georgia’s New Voter-Access Law
Ignore the partisan disinformation. Georgia remains a national leader in voting access and election security.Case in point is Georgia senator Raphael Warnock. In a fundraising email sent soon after SB 202 — Georgia’s new voter-access law — was passed, he falsely accused Georgia Republicans of waging “a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights” by “ending no-excuse mail voting” and “restricting early voting on weekends.” I realize that Senator Warnock is a new lawmaker, but he should at least read the bill in question before tossing out completely false claims.
Georgia has become a major film production center because of state tax breaks. Tyler Perry’s production company is headquartered in Atlanta, and Marvel runs studios in Fayetteville. While Perry has also criticized the state’s new election laws as reminiscent of the Jim Crow era, he appeared to caution against boycotting the state.
“As some consider boycotting, please remember that we did turn Georgia blue and there is a gubernatorial race on the horizon – that’s the beauty of a democracy,” Perry said in comments reported by.
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