Netflix Pulls Production from North Carolina
Netflix is no longer in the North Carolina business and has ended their production in the state over the the state’s anti-LGBTQ House Bill 2. The legislation remains on the books even though it was partially repealed and replaced with HB 142. Opponents feel the legislation still can be used to discriminate. HB 142 prevents municipalities to enact nondiscrimination ordinances covering any group not included in state law until 2020.
Netflix was to shoot the coming-of-age series OBX in the state. The legislation cost the town it was supposed to film in 70 jobs plus the influx of business associated with production. Instead, locations in South Carolina are being scouted as a replacement.
(via The Advocate)