On this week’s episode of The Treatment writer/director Nicholas Jarecki discusses a wide range of topics, from Bernie Madoff, to Dostoyevsky, to Blaxploitation. But one of the most poignant moments of his conversation with Treatment host Elvis Mitchell has to do with breaking into the filmmaking business. Jarecki has become an expert on this subject. After graduating from NYU (at age 19), he quickly realized that the film industry was a closed business, which he talks about in this Treatment clip:
In order to find some direction, Jarecki began seeking out filmmakers (most of them writer/directors) for a series of informational interviews, the results of which became his book, Breaking In: How 20 Film Directors Got Their Start.
Success is no longer an elusive intangible for Nicholas Jarecki. His feature film Arbitrage, starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, is in theaters now. To hear the full interview with Elvis, visit www.kcrw.com/thetreatment.