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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:07 PM

Hollywood (liberals) need to pull out of GA, now!

Hollywood provides around $3-billion a year in direct spending to the state of GA, with an economic impact of $9.5-billion a year.

Well, money talks and bullshit walks. Time for Hollywood film companies - you know, them libruls - to take their business elsewhere. Plenty of states in the Union who would be happy to have the biz and who do not attack womenís rights.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:09 PM

1. The one that really needs to do so is AMC (The Walking Dead)--they will face the most $$ in doing so

but, damn. It is the right thing to do!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:36 PM

7. Don't watch The Walking Dead or any movie made in any state that's trying to

take away womens rights.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:59 PM

8. Unless you are a Nielsen family, watching/not watching has no impact.

If you have cable or satellite service that allows you to drop the network, yes, but most don't.

That is why the studios need to boycott shooting there. Otherwise it is meaningless.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:11 PM

2. Or, do what Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams are doing -- continue to shoot there, and donate the

proceeds from their work to abortion funds in the state.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:14 PM

3. A drop in the bucket. The real hurt comes in the overall

economic impact to the state, that $9.5-billion a year. Thatís money spent at mom-n-pop eateries, hotels, etc. Time to hurt the people economically who vote in these knuckle-dragging Christian Rs who seek to impose their make-believe religious beliefs on the rest of us.

Move the film production out of the state and you hurt all of those businesses that benefit from Hollywood spending.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:16 PM

11. Wasn't there a similar situation where a lot of musicians and tours cancelled performing in a state?

I seem to recall it had to do with marriage equality, but I could be wrong. All the touring artists and shows cancelled dates in that location. That's not too big of an economic hit for artists to take.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #11)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:31 PM

13. North Carolina - bathroom bill. n/t

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:18 PM

4. The industry is really structurally embedded in GA now and it isn't just GA.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:16 PM

5. ABSOLUTELY!

And let the women hater, forced birthers know why!

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:35 PM

6. It would be extremely difficult at this point, but I would at least start with some symbolic moves

Ever since Burt Reynolds started filming his popular southern films there (Gator, Smokey, Deliverance etc.), Georgia became a popular and affordable mecca for many Hollywood studios. Over the last 40+ years, they have built up a film industry there that can't just pull up and leave overnight, taking the infrastructure and topography with them.

But they could start, and slowly turn down the scale of their activities there--enough for the state to start losing tens of millions in tax revenue. Nothing else would work. But money talks loudly in southern states, especially ones with little else to offer, and the big European car manufacturers are in South Carolina and (so far) Alabama.

The Germans (Mercedes) are super-heavily invested in Alabama, and they won't leave from one day to the next over the new anti-abortion law. But German women get pregnant, too, and won't want to have to fly home every time an unwanted pregnancy should occur among their community. Stuttgart will begin to feel the pressure soon enough here in Europe, and new investments in Alabama will crawl to a standstill. I am betting Merkel herself will have words with them. If she has the guts to pull Germany off the nuclear power grid after Fukushima, she definitely has the guts to call in the board of directors of Mercedes about staying and expanding in Alabama.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:03 PM

9. they get tax breaks there. we'll see where their priorities are.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #9)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:43 PM

12. They got $800-million in tax breaks for 2017.

Pretty good ROI for GA when it generates an economic impact of $9.5-billion.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:10 PM

10. Businesses with corporate offices in Georgia

Here are the top businesses with corporate offices in Georgia.
The Home Depot
UPS
Randstad USA
The Coca-Cola Company
Hansen Beverage
Delta
Cox Enterprises
Georgia-Pacific
Genuine Parts
WestRock
Here are the rest-
https://www.zippia.com/advice/largest-companies-in-georgia/
Send an email to these corporate offices and say you will not buy their products. Two to three sentences is all you need write.

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