Kevin Spacey to present MacTaggart lecture at Edinburgh international TV festival

MUMBAI: The academy award-winning actor and artistic director of the Old Vic theatre Kevin Spacey will deliver the annual MacTaggart lecture at Edinburgh international TV Festival reports the Guardian.
Spacey believes this is the time of huge chance, innovation and creativity for all of us who live to tell stories and engage audiences in his speech to senior UK TV industry executives in late August. He added that as a newcomer to the TV industry and an "Edinburgh TV festival virgin," he had no idea what he was letting himself in for.
The executive festival chair Elaine Bedell, said: "Kevin Spacey has been at the centre of cultural life both here in the UK and in the States for many years - and now with House of Cards, he has shown that he is also at the forefront of new ways of delivering television content to audiences."

The MacTaggart traditionally opens the festival, now in its 38th year, and sets the tone for debate on issues confronting the industry during the event.

The festival will take place between 22 and 24 August.

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