The Aussie council saying NO to Netflix
An Australian local council in northern NSW will write to Netflix to say no to the filming of a controversial reality tv show that was set to film in the iconic beachside community.
The Council voted to formally oppose the show, which has drawn the ire of thousands of locals.
‘The risk is that this show is going to turn us into a parody.’Mayor Simon Richardson
‘If you’ve got these people who are basically a bit of a stereotype of one type of person who lives here then the whole show becomes about taking the Mickey and that’s potentially really damaging to our community.
In addition to expressing its disapproval and opposition, the Council voted to request that Netflix ‘relocate to another location and community that is supportive of hosting the show’.
Mayor Richardson said that he had been contacted by the head of Netflix who had attempted to reassure him that the show would not be damaging to the local community, and that the company wanted to invest more resources into future productions in the Shire.
‘I said, well, this show is your litmus test,’ he said.
Netflix has been approached by senior figures in the media industry who were trying to dissuade him from allowing the show to go on.
Deepfakes are taking over Hollywood
Deepfakes are the online phenomenon changing the way in which we consume and trust social media
Have you ever scrolled through social media and found a celebrity selling something a bit left of centre?
Chances are you have fallen victim to a deepfake.
These images and videos are a type of artificial intelligence, which promises to create doctored videos, which are almost impossible to tell apart from the real thing.
They have typically been used in pornographic clips and for celebrity endorsements.
Prince Harry involved in ‘near catastrophic’ car chase
Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death
Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” involving paparazzi photographers in New York.
The incident took place after they left the Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan was honoured for her work.
“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers,” said Prince Harry’s spokesperson.
The chase involved paparazzi driving on the sidewalk, running red lights and driving while taking pictures.
“I thought that was a bit reckless and irresponsible,” New York Mayor Eric Adams said.
Harry has long spoken out about his anger over press intrusion, which he blames for his mother’s death.
Princess Diana was killed when her limousine crashed as it sped away from chasing paparazzi in Paris in 1997.
Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties in 2020, partly over what they described as intense media harassment.
Harry is currently involved in numerous court cases in London where he has accused papers of using unlawful methods to target him and his family.
Tom Hanks open to continuing career with A.I. help
Despite the crackdown on A.I., one famous actor has raised the prospect of his career continuing after his death by using the technology
‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Cast Away’ actor Tom Hanks says new tech could be used to recreate his image to appear in movies “from now until kingdom come”.
Hanks was asked about the legal ramifications of A.I. on a recent podcast with Adam Buxton.
He says talks are being held in the film industry about how to protect actors from the effects of the technology.
Hanks told the host: “I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but performances can go on and on and on and on.”
The award-winning actor acknowledged that tech developments could lead to an AI-generated version of himself appearing in films he may not not normally choose.
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