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
Kurt Sutter is making the move from TV's "Sons of Anarchy" to film with "Southpaw." He discusses making the movie without Eminem and why his new boxing movie is unique.
The musician was unhappy with the documentary he commissioned from filmmaker Les Blank in the early 1970s, so he refused to allow its release. But Blank's son, Harrod, has resurrected the project.
Fox invested a lot of money to broadcast the men and women's World Cup tournaments through 2026, and it's paying off with record-setting viewership.
Apple launched its new streaming service Apple Music Tuesday, which includes streaming music, radio and other features. But is better than Spotify?
NBC Universal is terminating business ties with Donald Trump over derogatory comments made during his presidential bid announcement.
Actress Julie Brister talked with the Frame about what it's like being a "Fat Amy"-sized actress in Hollywood, and how she's been able to take roles that aren't demeaning.
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary by Liz Garbus that looks at Nina Simone's civil rights efforts, passions and inner demons.
Multi-talented artist Tim Minchin strung together various gigs for several years before he was asked to write music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of "Matilda."
We sat down with "Off-Ramp" producer Kevin Ferguson to talk about his new show "Welcome to Vinci." He'll be uncovering the show's connection with SoCal's Vernon and delving deep.
We have the first interview with Marc Maron after he interviewed the president. He tells us what the deal is and what kind of laughs he got from the Secret Service.
It's not just runaway film production anymore — more and more California musicians are seeing their work go out-of-state or overseas.
In “Inside Out,” Pixar had to create a place where no one had ever been before: the mind of an 11-year-old girl. That meant researching how a real brain actually works.
We tried out virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift. It may not be as immersive as you would hope quite yet, but it looks like it's the future of gaming.
Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" follows Malcolm, a kid from Inglewood, on an L.A. adventure. "I think film needs to start reflecting [diversity], or it's going to become a dinosaur."
Gamers are eagerly awaiting the latest news from developers like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, and to find out how the industry plans to embrace virtual reality hardware.