“I am very excited to be part of this
initiative. For me, one of the best parts of launching Mindhouse is being
involved behind the scenes with new talent who can tell fresh stories in
different and exciting ways. To paraphrase Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, I’m
getting old for this shit, and my knees aren’t what they once were. We need to
safeguard the future of irreverent and intelligent on-camera reporting by
bringing up the next generation of presenters."
The TV Foundation (the umbrella charity of the Edinburgh TV
Festival), is teaming up with internationally renowned journalist, documentary
maker, broadcaster and author, Louis Theroux, to launch a new talent search to
discover the next generation of on-screen documentary makers who want to follow
in his investigative footsteps.
Looking For Louis will culminate in a must-see session at this
year’s Festival where Theroux and his production company partners Nancy Strang
and Arron Fellows will reveal the talented winner.
The search has been launched through Theroux’s production company,
Mindhouse Productions, in partnership with The TV Foundation and Amazon Prime
Video with support from The TriForce Creative Network.