Award winning actor Kevin Spacey gave a talk in Edinburgh, Scotland, making so much sense that I’ve decided to share it on this blog.
The major message of the presentation was “…give people what they want, when they want it, in the form that they want it in, at a reasonable price and they’ll be more likely to pay for it rather than steel it.”
How many times have you been upset when the powers that be decided to take your favorite show off TV and you wonder if you were the only fan only to discover that everyone you know enjoyed it too. Spacey spoke alluded to this saying that the networks need to get better at giving people what they want.
I’m so sick of reality shows like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and many others of that ilk. “People want good stories, whether they’re in movies, TV shows, video games or something else, and the entertainment industry has a real opportunity to deliver it.” As the Brits would say, “hear-hear”.
He spoke about the success of his TV show House of Cards that he released via Netflix with all episodes coming out at once and the ridiculous loops that the networks go through wanted to make them go through with the “pilot season”.
The following video makes an excellent point and I hope (but doubt) that the networks will listen.