In Treatment / Be-Tipul Conference


In Treatment

Join us in celebrating the start of the second season of "In Treatment," learning about "Be-Tipul" and its meaning for Israeli television and society, exploring the challenges of marketing Israeli television in Hollywood and of transposing "Be-Tipul" to "In Treatment" for an American audience, and uncovering what "In Treatment" and "Be-Tipul" might teach us about psychotherapy and its depiction in popular culture.

In Treatment / Be-Tipul Conference
James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA
April 3, 2009
9 AM - 3:30 PM

A full-day conference on "In Treatment," the award winning HBO television drama about a psychotherapist and his patients, and "Be-Tipul," the critically acclaimed Israeli show on which "In Treatment" is based and winner of the Israeli Television Academy Award for best drama series.

Videos


The origins of HBO's 'In Treatment'
David Ginsburg, executive director of the UCLA School of Law's Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program, moderates a conversation with Hagai Levi, creator and director of the Israeli series "Be-Tipul," on which HBO's "In Treatment" is based, and Rodrigo Garcia, director and executive producer of "In Treatment," on transforming the Israeli program for an American audience.

Blair Underwood on his 'In Treatment' character
Film and television actor Blair Underwood discusses his role as Alex on the hit HBO show "In Treatment."

Analyzing the character Sophie from 'In Treatment'
Rodrigo Garcia, director and executive producer of HBO's "In Treatment," discusses the background of the character Sophie, an anorexic teenage gymnast played by Mia Wasikowska.

Conference Schedule

9:00-10:00         Be-Tipul and In Treatment: Screenings of corresponding episodes
10:00-11:10 

Be-Tipul and its Significance for Israeli TV and Society

  • Hagai Levi, Be-Tipul creator and director and In Treatment Executive Producer
  • Miri Talmon-Bohm, Israel Cinema and Culture Scholar, University of Wisconsin
  • Yoram Yovell, Haifa University professor, psychotherapist, author, and host of the Israeli TV      show, Heart-to-Heart Talk
  • Motti Lerner, celebrated Israeli playwright and screenwriter
  • Moderator: Professor Shelley Salamensky, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
11:10-11:25  Coffee Break
11:25-11:30

Israel’s Film Industry & Production Incentives

Jacob Dayan, Consul General of Israel

11:30-12:45

Transposing Be-Tipul to In Treatment

  • Hagai Levi, Be-Tipul creator and director and In Treatment Executive Producer
  • Steve Levinson, In Treatment Executive Producer
  • Rodrigo García, In Treatment Writer, Director and Executive Producer
  • Blair Underwood, Golden Globe nominated best supporting actor for playing the role of Alex, the fighter pilot, in In Treatment
  • Rick Rosen, Partner, Endeavor Agency, LLC, a leader in representing Israeli and other foreign producers in bringing shows to the US
  • Moderator: David R. Ginsburg, Executive Director, UCLA School of Law Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program
12:45-2:00  Lunch Break
2:00-3:30  

In Treatment/Be-Tipul and Psychotherapy

  • Helen Desmond, Ph.D, UCLA clinical professor of psychiatry and training and supervising analyst, New Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Yoram Yovell, Haifa University professor, psychotherapist, author, and host of the Israeli TV show, Heart-to-Heart Talk
  • Krin Gabbard, Professor, SUNY Stony Brook, and co-author of Psychiatry and the Cinema     
  • Moderator: Fredelle Z. Spiegel,Ph.DNew Center for Psychoanalysis faculty, and frequent writer about Israel-Diaspora issues and Judaism and psychoanalysi, psychoanalyst

 

Sponsor(s): Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Theatre, Film & Television, UCLA School of Law Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program, in cooperation with Home Box Office