KCRW's The Treatment
By Elvis Mitchell, KCRW.com
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A "treatment," in Hollywood parlance, is a concise overview of a screenplay. On The Treatment, film critic Elvis Mitchell turns the tables and gives the "treatment" to some of the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment. Each week, Elvis speaks with an amazing array of guests, discussing everything from their inner conflicts to their interior design. With a straightforward style that understates his vast knowledge, Elvis is able to extract insights, issues and inspirations from even the most introverted guests. Conversations on The Treatment are mostly comfortable, sometimes contentious, but always fascinating.
||Sacha Jenkins: Fresh Dressed||The director of the film Fresh Dressed discusses the sociological evolution of fashion though hip hop.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kim and Roberto Benabib: The Brink||Co-creators Kim and Roberto Benabib talk about making global annihilation funny in their new series for HBO, The Brink.||29 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rick Famuyiwa: Dope||Writer/director Rick Famuyiwa talks about breaking stereotypes with his Sundance hit, Dope.||22 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer: Broad City||After a stellar Season 2, the creators and stars of Broad City reflect on where it all began.||16 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dustin Hoffman: MasterClass||Dustin Hoffman, the ultimate Master of his craft, is now teaching a Master Class online.||10 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nick Offerman: Gumption||Actor/humorist/author/woodworker Nick Offerman talks about his new book, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers.||2 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ben Wexler & Billy Crystal: The Comedians||Billy Crystal on a career full of chemistry, most recently with FX's The Comedians, joined by EP/showrunner Ben Wexler.||26 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dee Rees: Bessie||Filmmaker Dee Rees' new film, Bessie, explores the story of the legendary blues performer Bessie Smith.||19 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Greg Berlanti: The Flash and Arrow||Prolific writer/producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) on how being Catholic and gay influences his storytelling.||13 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Helen Hunt: Ride||Helen Hunt learns to surf in her second feature, Ride, as writer, director and star.||6 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nick Kroll: Adult Beginners||Nick Kroll talks about growing up in his new film as actor/writer and first time feature producer, Adult Beginners.||28 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jane Lynch: See Jane Sing||Glee actress Jane Lynch hits the road with her one-person cabaret show, See Jane Sing.||22 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kristen Stewart: Clouds of Sils Maria||Kristen Stewart has been a muse to the Beat Generation, a Knight, and a vampire. Now she's an assistant, in Olivier Assayas' new film, Clouds of Sils Maria.||15 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mike Mignola: Hellboy in Hell||Comic book artist and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola talks about trusting his gut and creating a constant sense of play in his work.||7 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matthew Weiner: Mad Men||Matthew Weiner reflects on Mad Men as its seventh and final season begins its final run.||1 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paul Seydor: The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid||Editor and writer Paul Seydor on his latest book about Sam Peckinpah's last Western, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.||24 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Adam Carolla: Road Hard||Adam Carolla on taking a common sense approach to comedy in his co-directing debut, Road Hard.||17 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rose McGowan: Dawn||Rose McGowan on starting fresh, with her directorial debut, Dawn.||9 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scott McCloud: The Sculptor||Writer and illustrator Scott McCloud goes back to creating comics with his first graphic novel, The Sculptor.||4 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nahnatchka Khan: Fresh Off the Boat||"I like the dichotomy of good people sometimes behaving badly," Nahnatchka Khan on her new series, Fresh Off the Boat.||25 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Damien Chazelle & J.K. Simmons: Whiplash||--||18 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Emmanuel Lubezki: Birdman||Birdman writer/director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki talk to Elvis in front of a live audience.||12 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Michael Keaton: Birdman||Michael Keaton on how his intense degree of focus and concentration took him from unknown comedian to Oscar-nominated actor.||3 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ava DuVernay: Selma||Selma director Ava DuVernay on being a black woman storyteller, and the power of voice.||3 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Cooper and Trevor Groth: The Sundance Experience||Live from Park City, Elvis chats with John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Director of Programming.||27 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Love this podcast
Great, great podcast. Elvis Mitchell is an amazing host, both incredibly erudite but also has a lot of fun with his guest. A joy to listen to.
I wish I had a 10th the charisma that Elvis has. He is a great interviewer and very perceptive. Enjoy.
This podcast is insightful, descriptive and honest with an educational standpoint on screenwriting and film making without it being about the podcaster but instead the person being interviewed. More Treatments needed to get it up the chart. :)