KCRW's The Treatment

KCRW's The Treatment


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.More from KCRW's The Treatment »

Most Recent Episodes

Chris Messina: Live by Night

Actor Chris Messina visits The Treatment to discuss playing a prohibition-era gangster beside Ben Affleck in Live by Night.

Dennis Bartok & Jeff Joseph: A Thousand Cuts

Authors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph discuss the underground film collector scene in their book A Thousand Cuts.

Dennis Bartok & Jeff Joseph: A Thousand Cuts

James L. Brooks: The Edge of Seventeen

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Longtime television producer James L. Brooks talks The Edge of Seventeen on The Treatment.

Byron Howard & Rich Moore: Zootopia

Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore join Elvis Mitchell to discuss the politically relevant animated film "Zootopia".

Matt Ross: Captain Fantastic

Director Matt Ross discusses Captain Fantastic and his intent to make impactful films.

Chuck Rose: The Art of More

The Art of More creator Chuck Rose joins Elvis to discuss NYC auction house corruption and paving the way for success with streaming service, Crackle.

Kenneth Lonergan: Manchester by the Sea

Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan join Elvis Mitchell to discuss creating believable on-screen human interaction in Manchester by the Sea.

Simon Helberg: Florence Foster Jenkins

Actor Simon Helberg discusses success from simply doing something, opposed to how well you actually do it as evidenced in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Ben Younger: Bleed for This

Director Ben Younger talks to Elvis Mitchell about his return to filmmaking with Bleed for This.

Kenya Barris: Black-ish

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss utilizing his show as a conversation starter.

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