John Horn Host, The Frame
John Horn is the host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program.
John has been covering arts and entertainment in Southern California for nearly 30 years. At the Los Angeles Times, he was a lead writer on the film industry for more than a decade, taking readers behind the scenes to examine the creative process and explain how Hollywood works, and why. In 2013, he traveled to the former plantation where “12 Years a Slave” was filmed with director Steve McQueen, and more recently charted how the story of Columbine came to a stage in New York and watched Angelina Jolie take on her first big studio directing job, the "Unbroken” story of Olympian and USC alumnus Louis Zamperini.
Before joining the Times, John was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Premiere magazine, an entertainment reporter for The Associated Press, and covered the television industry for the Orange County Register. John’s interest in the arts extends beyond film and he served on the board of directors of The National Arts Journalism Program, where he was a fellow in the mid-1990s.
John was a regular contributor to “The Business” on KCRW, where he also regularly co-hosted on-air segments and podcasts on entertainment news. Prior to joining KPCC, John was a guest on Take Two and AirTalk, including a memorable appearance in 2012 on the morning of the theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. Thanks in part to John’s contribution, that day’s program won a Golden Mike award for best live coverage of a news story from the RTNA of Southern California.
Stories by John Horn
Ads and every marketing tool you can think of are everywhere at the annual pop culture extravaganza in San Diego.
The bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Queen are unhappy about their songs being used at the Republican National Convention, but their permission isn't required.
Amanda Mofield got an Emmy nomination for her work as a hairstylist on the Comedy Central series. She and her team sometimes had to design dozens of looks for a single sketch.
The singer-songwriter deftly makes social statements in a wide range of musical styles as part of his commitment to being an "artivist."
"The BFG" was supposed to be the director's return to summer blockbuster success. Except hardly anybody came out to see it.
Comedian Roseanne Barr is the subject and executive producer of the new documentary "Roseanne for President!" which chronicles her 2012 bid for President of the US.
New data from global measuring company Nielsen for the first time revealed audience ratings from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
The filmmaker approached making the movie the way a graduate student might take on a dissertation — through years and years of research and studying.
If the jury decides that "Stairway to Heaven" infringes the copyright of a song by the band Spirit, it could prevent any legacy act from re-releasing any albums.
A journalist set out to learn about this odd "sport," and his curiosity led him to a strangely controlling company that invaded his privacy.
Amidst debate about Hollywood's need to be more inclusive of women and ethnic minorities, the disability community often finds itself left out of the discussion.
For her movie about a young girl’s coming of age, Anna Rose Holmer cast a girls dance troupe whose members had never acted in a movie.
While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vie for support in the heavily Democratic industry, Republicans largely take a more circumspect approach with Donald Trump.
In his life after “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston is busier than ever. He reflects on a life in acting, what he learned from his dad's acting career and how he advi
The play revolves around an advertising copywriter who’s afraid a commercial that he wrote led to a fatal encounter between two black teens over a pair of sneakers.