I don’t even know where to start on this one. The good news is that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the so called “religious liberty” bill that would have (a) allowed faith based organizations to deny services to those who violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, and (b) preserved their right to fire employees who aren’t in accord with those beliefs. While vetoing the bill, The Governor characterized Georgia as a state full of “warm, friendly and loving people…who work side by side without regard to the color of our skin, or the region we adhere to.”
This is turning into a movement and I am really proud that the movie and entertainment industry spoke up so quickly about the bill. An impressive list of companies joined the effort: Disney and its Marvel Studios film unit, AMC (The Walking Dead) Viacom (parent company of Paramount, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, VH1, Spike and MTV), Time Warner, CBS, The Weinstein Company, Sony, Comcast/NBC Universal, MGM, STX Entertainment, and Open Road Films–plus of course Coca Cola–all urged Governor Deal to veto the legislation which had passed the Republican-controlled chambers in mere hours.
This veto allows the film industry to continue working in Georgia and to branch out to smaller cities like Columbus, two hours south of Atlanta and home to a client–The Cedars–a beautiful national landmark house that has been held in the same family since it was built in 1836. This amazing property provides a rich variety of scenes in just one location. If you are interested in a tour please let me know.