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Taylor Swift’s Eras concert tour film gets worldwide theater release
Taylor Swift, a pop star known for shattering records, announced on Tuesday her documentary film from her billion-dollar Eras concert tour will be screening worldwide, reports Reuters’ Danielle Broadway.
“The tour isn’t the only thing we’re taking worldwide … ” the Anti-Hero singer wrote on the social media platform Instagram.
Hollywood studios can train AI models on writers’ work under tentative deal
Hollywood studios are expected to retain the right to train artificial-intelligence models based on writers’ work under the terms of a tentative labor agreement between the two sides, people familiar with the situation said, reports The Wall Street Journal‘s Jessica Toonkel and Joe Flint.
The writers would also walk away with an important win, a guarantee that they will receive credit and compensation for work they do on scripts, even if studios partially rely on AI tools, one of the people said. That provision had been in an earlier offer from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group representing studios, streamers and networks.
SBS has a new content plan to speak to all Australians
The head of SBS corporate strategy has laid out an ambitious vision to be able to deliver bespoke content in the language of any user’s choice, enmeshing the specialist broadcaster in the daily media diet of foreign-language speaking Australians, reports The Australian Financial Review‘s Mark Di Stefano.
As part of new changes, visitors to SBS online products – such as its website and SBS On Demand streaming platform – are now asked what language they speak in pop-up prompts. And with a click, the text and subtitles can be seamlessly switched to one of more than 60 languages. These language features are not found anywhere else in the Australian media.
Shocking allegations aired about controversial Block couple
Another contestant on The Block has aired some shocking allegations about this season’s most controversial couple, Kristy and Brett, reports News Corp‘s Nick Bond.
The pair’s issues with rival contestants Eliza and Liberty have dominated the show in recent weeks, as they’ve aired wild conspiracy theories accusing the sisters of being “planted” onto the show by the Nine Network and given special treatment.
‘Derry Girls,’ ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ ‘Bake Off’ Among 2024 International Emmy Nominees
A genius South Korean lawyer with very poor social skills, Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen as Danish writer Karen Blixen, Martin Freeman as a cop on the edge, and those foul-mouthed Derry Girls are among the nominees for this year’s International Emmy awards, which were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 56 nominees span 20 countries and six continents, reports The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Roxborough.
Ray Hadley ‘not happy’, slams paid deals saga involving 3AW host Jacqui Felgate
Nine Radio’s biggest star Ray Hadley has declared he is distressed and unhappy about a growing sponsorship saga enveloping the network, and he has warned management that Melbourne host Jacqui Felgate’s 15 lucrative paid partnerships are harming other Nine hosts, reports The Australian‘s Sophie Elsworth.
Hadley, who is Sydney’s 2GB top-rating mornings compere, said he had been left stunned by revelations in The Australian that 3AW has not declared lucrative partnerships his colleague Felgate – the new host of 3AW Melbourne’s drive program – has with the likes of BMW, Chemist Warehouse, NAB AFL Auskick, Melbourne Racing Club and Maybelline.
EU warns Elon Musk after Twitter found to have highest rate of disinformation
The EU has issued a warning to Elon Musk to comply with sweeping new laws on fake news and Russian propaganda, after X – formerly known as Twitter – was found to have the highest ratio of disinformation posts of all large social media platforms, reports The Guardian‘s Lisa O’Carroll.
The report analysed the ratio of disinformation for a new report laying bare for the first time the scale of fake news on social media across the EU, with millions of fake accounts removed by TikTok and LinkedIn.