Kevin Spacey: No matter how technology changes film & TV, we need to embrace our future storytellers
The UK’s RadioTimes.com reports that Kevin Spacey has delivered the annual Mactaggart lecture at this year’s Edinburgh Television Festival, choosing to focus on the importance of nurturing emerging young talent in television and the future of the industry in light of the models of Netflix and their competitors.
Speaking this evening, he announced to his audience that, “our challenge now is to keep the flame of revolutionary programming alive by continuing to seek out new talent, nurture it, encourage it, challenge it, give it home and the kind of autonomy that the past and present – or our three Golden Ages of television – has proved it deserves.”
The 54-year-old actor Oscar-winning actor shared his thoughts on the importance of seeking out new talent, rather than waiting for young generations to come to them. “Until now, those of us in the teleivsion and film business have been able to wait for the talent to find us… But now things are changing and changing fast,” he warned.