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Kemp tries to calm nervous Georgia film industry with studio visit


On the day he initially planned a trip to Hollywood to court film executives, Gov. Brian Kemp instead privately toured Georgia studios to try to calm nervous industry officials wary of a growing backlash over the anti-abortion “heartbeat” law.

The Republican made a closed-door visit to Pinewood Studios and met Wednesday with students at the Georgia Film Academy, saying in a statement he appreciates an industry that “generates economic opportunity in every corner of our great state.”

That business is under pressure after Kemp signed strict new abortion restrictions earlier this month. The changes, which outlaw most abortions as early as six weeks, would take effect in January but face a certain court challenge before then. See more at AJC.


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