Kevin Spacey Gave a Lecture and We Really Wish We’d Been There

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GUARDIAN EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL 2013
JAMES MACTAGGART MEMORIAL LECTURE
BY KEVIN SPACEY

Netflix's "House Of Cards" Washington DC ScreeningGood evening. I’m delighted to be here. First, I can honestly tell you that no event in my life this year has given me more heartfelt pleasure to prepare for than giving this speech today. As an Edinburgh Festival virgin I really didn’t know what I was letting myself in for so you will be pleased to hear I did my homework before sitting down to write a word. And the relief for all of you is that I’m not someone with an important job in broadcasting using this speech to audition for an even more important job in broadcasting. read article

17th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced

For those not in the In Crowd, the Webby Awards are, in a nutshell, the interwebs’ version of the BAFTA Awards – which are, of course, the British version of the Oscars. In other words, the Best of the Best that you can find online.

Now that we’re all up to speed, time for the press release: read article

Power and Powerlessness in House of Cards

Overthinking It, um, overthinks again!

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HOUSE OF CARDS Is a Losing Hand.

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HOUSE OF CARDS, is meant for the likes of me in one respect: I have recently streamed the entirety of shows like DOWNTON ABBEY, BREAKING BAD, SONS OF ANARCHY, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, GAME OF THRONES and the old and the new versions of UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS. read article

Will Marathon Viewing Become the TV Norm?

We think this is an issue worth discussing. We also think that the answer to the question will be “no,” at least in terms of the general – as in casual – audience. But true believer fans have always been marathon viewers. And now it’s become so much easier!

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