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Will Smith pulls 'Emancipation' out of Georgia after new voting law passes

23 days ago   |   By iMore

Emancipation will no longer be filmed in Georgia.
What you need to know
Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of Emancipation from the state of Georgia.
The move came in response to a new voting law that passed in the state.
The law has drawn criticism as being too restrictive.
The upcoming Apple TV+ film Emancipation will no longer be filming in Georgia.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter , director Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith are withdrawing the production of the film from Georgia in response to new voting laws that have been criticized as too restrictive.
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Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

23 days ago   |   By WGN TV

NEW YORK - Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state's recently enacted law restricting voting access.
The film is the largest and most high profile Hollywood production to depart the state since Georgia's Republican-controlled state Legislature passed a law that introduced stiffer voter identification requirements for absentee balloting, limited drop boxes and gave the State Election Board new powers to intervene in county election offices and to remove and replace local election officials...
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