Newsom asks Hollywood to ditch conservative states

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) inspired the Hollywood movie business to cease filming within the cheaper however extra conservative states, equivalent to Georgia and Oklahoma, that handed restrictive abortion measures.

An advert from the governor, which urged Hollywood to decide primarily based on shared values, was launched on the identical day Newsom backed laws that will make investments $1.65 billion in California’s Movie & Tv Tax Credit score Program by extending it for a further 5 years.


“California is one of the best place in America to create. For 100 years, we have been the house for storytelling and storytellers. Collectively, we constructed a inventive group that features unmatched casts, crews, craftspeople, infrastructure, and expertise,” the advert stated. “Most significantly, we share your values. So now, it is time to decide on.”

The advert argues that manufacturing corporations, which have all kinds of different states and international locations to select from by way of tax incentives, ought to select California as a result of it might defend their proper to inform their tales, to entry healthcare, together with abortions, and to “love who you like and to make sure your LGBTQ associates, household and colleagues can proudly be who they’re.”

The advert singles out Georgia and Oklahoma, saying they’ve legislatures which have “waged a merciless assault on important rights” over the previous a number of years.

Georgia, thought of the Hollywood of the East Coast, handed a ban on abortion after six weeks of being pregnant final month, following the Supreme Court docket choice to overturn Roe v. Wade. Georgia has been a bastion for the filming of hit tv exhibits equivalent to The Vampire Diaries and season 4 of Stranger Issues, together with films and tv sequence from the Marvel franchise, together with Disney+’s Loki. Oklahoma is the situation of the filming of Taylor Sheridan’s crime drama Tulsa King, based on the New York Occasions.

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A spokeswoman for Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-OK) despatched a message to Newsom in gentle of the advert.

“As an alternative of attacking sturdy conservative management in purple states like Oklahoma, maybe Gavin Newsom ought to deal with addressing his state’s earnings tax, which is the best within the nation, out-of-control power prices, limitless violent crime, folks capturing up medication within the streets, power homelessness, excessive price of dwelling, gridlock site visitors, and rolling blackouts,” Stitt’s spokeswoman stated in an announcement to Fox News. “If he wants tips about how one can truly run a state, he ought to give Governor Stitt a name.”

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