Is Hollywood about to mess with Texas? As the state enforces a law that will make parties to almost all abortions vulnerable to civil prosecution — a measure that was upheld by the Supreme Court on Wednesday – show business liberals and corporate giants are feeling pressure to act, multiple industry insiders told Variety.
In addition to film shoots, the “blue pocket” of Austin, Texas represents a significant cultural power source. It is the site of the annual SXSW conference*, which gathers leaders in music, tech, film and politics. It is the longtime home of city devotees Matthew McConaughey, Richard Linklater, and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League.
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— Claudia Eller (@Variety_Claudia) September 2, 2021