“We see Governor Kemp’s bill as a direct attack on women’s rights, and we will be making a donation to the (American Civil Liberties Union) to support their battle against this oppressive legislation,” the statement read.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Imagine Entertainment and Howard for comment, but has not yet heard back.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat bill” into law on May 7. The bill would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The ACLU has said it will challenge the new law in court. The measure is set to go into effect January 1.
Georgia has been a filming location for multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.”
The state has actively courted Hollywood, passing a 30% tax credit in 2008 for productions shot in Georgia.
But Hollywood has been outspoken against Georgia’s newly signed law.
Christine Vachon, chief executive officer of Killer Films; Mark Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions; and David Simon, who heads Blown Deadline Productions and created “The Wire” and “The Deuce” all have voiced their opposition.
In March, actress Alyssa Milano penned an open letter to Kemp and Georgia House Speaker David Ralston against the abortion legislation.
Dozens of other celebrities including Amy Schumer, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman and Mia Farrow signed the letter in support.
Milano also called for a sex strike in response to Georgia’s and other state’s anti-abortion laws, something that did not go over well with some women and activists. Critics said the strike assumes that sex is enjoyed only by men and that women’s bodies are commodities that can be denied to men as punishment. Some people also pointed out that the sex strike ignored LGBTQ people and didn’t consider the possibility of sexual violence.
CNN’s Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.