Kevin Spacey talks about some of the unconventional choices he's made in his career, his belief that the entertainment business needs to change and that executives need to trust the creatives. He latest project is the documentary NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage, which he funded and is self-releasing -- Louis CK-style -- through his website.
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- Katzenberg gives speech on the future of the movie business.
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Kevin Spacey discusses his documentary NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. This Oscar-winning actor turned Hollywood disruptor echoes views he voiced in his MacTaggart lecture at the Endinburgh International Television Festival last year. He advocates for risk-taking and change in how content is green-lighted, produced and distributed. To that end he self-funded and is self-releasing his documentary through his website.
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