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One Big Reason Hollywood Hasn’t Begun Boycotting States Over Abortion Access

Ivy Kagan Bierman, chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Entertainment Labor practice, is quoted in an article published by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and how it may impact states that provide tax breaks for production studios.  

According to the article, most major Hollywood companies have condemned the decision but remained quiet on boycotting production in states that pass abortion bans. A halt in filming would result in a financial loss for the film industry, which receives tax breaks from 36 states. On the other hand, select individuals and studios may decide to pull investments from states with abortion restrictions.  

“I have a feeling we’ll start seeing some companies declare that they won’t produce in certain states,” Ivy told The Hollywood Reporter

“When you talk about mobilizing, I anticipate that some key individuals on productions, such as directors, producers and talent, are going to take the positions that they do not want to be in projects that are being produced in some states,” Ivy noted.  

Click here to read the full article on The Hollywood Reporter’s website.