We revisit Kim Master’s conversation with Kevin Spacey 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. Earlier this year he funded and self-released the documentary, NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage, through his website. Plus, an all new awards-season themed News Banter.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Matt Belloni, Executive Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.
- Oscar season is upon us, but this year’s Best Picture category doesn’t quite gel.
- The Best Actor category could be crowded with impressive performances, but its slim pickings on the ladies’ side.
- As big, family-friendly holiday movies start to open, will musicals like Into the Woods and Annie end up cannibalizing each other?
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 Edinburgh 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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