Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith Pull ‘Emancipation’ Production from Georgia Due to New Voting Restrictions
Posted on Monday, April 12th, 2021 by Ethan Anderton
Georgia seems to be on everyone’s mind these days as the state has recently enacted new voting restrictions that make it far more difficult for citizens to make their voices heard, especially Black voters living in the state. In response to the new voting restrictions signed into law on March 31, Georgia-based corporations like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have spoken out against the new laws, and now it’s starting to impact film productions that bring jobs and revenue to the state.
In a press release, director/producer Antoine Fuqua and producer/star Will Smith announced that they will be moving Apple’s production of the runaway slave drama Emancipation out of Georgia because of the aforementioned voting restrictions passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp. Read More »