With New Abortion Law, Disney CEO Shows Difficulty To Film In Georgia – Market News Updates
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With New Abortion Law, Disney CEO Shows Difficulty To Film In Georgia

Bob Iger, Co-Chief Executive, Walt Disney, told Reuters this week that it would be “very critical” for the media firm to keep filming in Georgia. The reason behind this statement by Iger is said to be the latest abortion law. With the implementation of novel law, numerous individuals will not wish to work in the U.S. In Georgia, Disney has filmed numerous blockbuster movies including “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Black Panther.” It is supposed to be a blow to the state’s attempts to create the production job opportunities if the firm engaged in the entertainment sector stops filming there.

Recently, the Republican governor from Georgia signed a law. According to this law, the state has banned abortion if a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat, about six weeks into a pregnancy; it is before many women know they are pregnant. The law is supposed to be effective from January 1, 2020, if it manages to survive court challenges.

On a similar note, Walt Disney came into the news as it is likely to launch a co-branded learning app next week. For this purpose, the firm will be collaborating with Byju’s, an online learning platform, which is targeted at kindergarten to Class 3 students, according to people in knowledge regarding this partnership.

The latest service introduced by both the firms is called Disney Byju’s Early Learn. It is supposed to be a standalone app that is expected to go live next week. It is also said that Disney has financially supported Byju’s. However, that has not come through yet, according to sources. The app is supposed to boast of characters from famous Disney brands including Toy Story, Cars, and Frozen. The latest partnership is in line with Byju’s ambitions to expand outside India into other huge English-speaking markets including the U.K., the U.S., and Australia.

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