Will Smith Movie Pulls Out of Georgia Over New Voting Law


Of the South. But is this Hollywood verses? The South? Will Smith's upcoming movie Emancipation is canceled. Filming in Georgia in protester law changes being made by Republican politicians there. The newsroom's Jonathan Savage. Tell me more It all stems from new rules that affect how elections air running Georgia Nick No. One of the controversial provision is the 81, who wants to vote in elections by post will need to provide identification, such as a social Security card or a driver's license, then, until no identity checks have been carried out by providing two matching signatures. Republicans who run George of the state. See it will reduce the chance of fraud. These changes. But Democrats who won the state in the presidential election for the first time in more than 25 years, say the new laws will restrict voting on disproportionately affect black voters. Now, the will Smith film in question is called Emancipation. It's based on the true story of a slave who flees a plantation. And joins the northern Army in the American Civil War. Of course, the synergy between the subject of the movie on the dispute over the new laws can't be mistaken. In a statement, will Smith on the director Antoine Fuqua said. We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict water access. And Jonathan. How was it that Georgia, particularly as a state became so important in the film, and it's a very simple answer. Nick Tax breaks up to 30% filmmakers saved money Georgia gets valuable jobs and investment and it works well for all parties. So movies like Ju Manji Contagion. Black Panther TV shows like The walking dead and stranger things all filmed in Georgia. All in all, in 2017 alone, the industry has an economic impact in Georgia, off $9.5 billion on the cost of the state, estimated to be somewhere north of $100 million would open up the absolute figure on that, but clearly there's a lot of money in it. Indeed,

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