Roundup: Uncle Jack Charles funeral, The Uluru Statement, Angela Bishop

Uncle Jack Charles

• The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, TikTok, Sky News UK

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State Funeral Service for Uncle Jack Charles

The Victorian Government has announced a State Funeral Service for the late Uncle Jack Charles, reports TV Tonight.

It will be held at Hamer Hall at 2pm on Tuesday 18 October 2022.

Uncle Jack passed away earlier this month, with a long list of screen credits including Cleverman, Who Do You Think You Are?, Yokayi Footy, Preppers, Back to the Outback, Black Comedy, Rosehaven, Grace Beside Me, Fancy Boy, Rake, Wolf Creek, The Gods of Wheat Street, Problems, Woodley, We Can Be Heroes, Women of the Sun, Rush, Ben Hall and the films Blackfellas, Mystery Road, Pan, and The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith.

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Netflix settles copyright suit over ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’

Netflix is no longer pursuing a copyright lawsuit against the creators of The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Winston Cho.

Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow, the makers of the musical, and the streamer reached a deal to resolve the suit after the duo canceled a Sept. 20 performance of the musical at Royal Albert Hall in London, according to a court notice filed on Friday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

In July, Netflix sued for copyright infringement over a for-profit show at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It claimed that Bear and Barlow forged ahead with the performance despite repeated warnings that it wasn’t authorized, calling their work “blatant infringement of intellectual property rights” amid an effort “to build an international brand for themselves.”

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TikTok could face £27m fine for failing to protect children’s privacy

TikTok is facing the prospect of a £27m fine for failing to protect the privacy of children, the UK’s data watchdog has said, reports The Guardian’s Mark Sweney.

An investigation conducted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the video-sharing app may have breached data protection law between May 2018 and July 2020.

The ICO issued TikTok with a “notice of intent”, a precursor to handing down a potential fine, which could be up to £27m.

If TikTok were to be fined this amount it would be the largest in the ICO’s history, exceeding the record £20m handed to British Airways two years ago after an incident in 2018 that saw the personal details of more than 400,000 customers compromised by hackers.

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The Uluru Statement leaders launch TV ad first

Creating a referendum education campaign in which First Nations leaders and communities urge Australians to support a First Nations voice to parliament is not the typical ad agency brief, reports News Corp’s Pippa Chambers.

Four years in the making and a rigorous and respectful learning process later, and The Uluru Statement from the Heart’s History is Calling ad campaign was born.

While Monday marks the launch of the TV ad component, the visually bold and bright creative first rolled out across press, radio and out-of-home in every state from May this year.

Professor Megan Davis, Cobble Cobble woman, Balnaves chair in Constitutional Law and co-chair of the Uluru Dialogue, told The Growth Agenda that the lengthy process for the campaign was a major learning curve all round.

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Ofcom investigates Sky News UK over Chris Kaba protest mix-up

Sky News UK is being investigated by the media regulator after it wrongly suggested that a protest march over the police shooting of Chris Kaba was a crowd of people mourning Queen Elizabeth II, reports The Guardian’s Jim Waterson.

Thousands of people protested in central London on 10 September, five days after a Met firearms officer shot Kaba, 24, who was unarmed, after a chase in south London. Those demonstrating included the Labour MPs Diane Abbott and Bell Ribeiro-Addy and the musician Stormzy.

Sky News was streaming footage from its helicopter of royal mourners in central London when the camera zoomed in on the protest march approaching Trafalgar Square. Despite the fact that some of the group were carrying Black Lives Matter banners, the Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee mistook them for royal wellwishers heading towards Buckingham Palace.

Talking over the images, she said: “Look at that, look at the crowds of people winding their way down … they’ll be working their way up the Mall, and what a walk there is.”

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Angela Bishop, from Bold & Beautiful to Breaking News

Life as an entertainment editor is rarely dull but not even Angela Bishop could have forseen the past month, having gone from red carpets to a guest appearance in Bold & the Beautiful to live reporting of the Queen Elizabeth II Funeral, reports TV Tonight.

The 10 reporter was in the USA covering the MTV Music Video Awards when she paid a visit to the Bold & Beautiful studio.

Bishop is long-term friend to the show, covered it for three decades after Robert Mitchum’s granddaughter, Carrie Mitchum, and John Wayne’s grandson, Ethan Wayne, flew out for a launch party at a boutique in Double Bay.

Legendary producer and co-creator Bradley Bell even created a character for her, ‘JJ,’ with cameos filmed in 2017 and 2018.

“I’ve been reporting on The Bold and the Beautiful very soon after it launched in Australia and I’ve known Katherine Kelly Lang, and John McCook for that length of time. So I think they just sort treat me like family, which is really lovely. I hadn’t seen them all for such since COVID. I’ve done zoom interviews and the like, so when they said ‘We’d love to have JJ ‘ I was just stoked.”

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