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California Gov. Newsom wants Hollywood to stop filming in anti-abortion states

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statement on his website. “Extending this program will help ensure California’s world-renowned entertainment industry continues to drive economic growth with good jobs and a diverse, inclusive workforce.”If the bill, dubbed “SB 485,” is passed, it would extend the credit past 2025, which is when the current tax credit is expected to expire.Newsom also tweeted out an ad on Wednesday slated to run in newspapers that condemns anti-abortion states like Georgia and Oklahoma, which it claims have “waged a cruel assault on essential rights.”Today, Hollywood will wake up to this ad.Time to choose.You can protect your workers, or continue to support anti-abortion states that rule with hatred.We’re here for you.

We’re extending tax credits for those that come home to the Golden State.Choose freedom.Choose CA. pic.twitter.com/9Bcmc6zpduNewsom’s bill comes a year after he signed a temporary increase to the program that added $180 million over two years to support Hollywood’s production elsewhere.

The governor said he hopes to keep productions in California even though states like Georgia also offer competitive industry tax incentives.

The film and TV industry has upped its spending in Georgia from $2.9 billion in 2019 to $4.4 billion in the past fiscal year despite the passage of legislation that banned abortions after the detection of fetal heartbeats, according to the Hollywood Reporter.Georgia has been a hot spot for productions with shows like “Stranger Things” and “Atlanta” shooting in the state.

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