John Horn

Host, The Frame

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John Horn is the host of The Frame. He previously was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the film business for more than a decade. Before joining The Times, Horn was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Premiere magazine, an entertainment reporter for The Associated Press and a television reporter for the Orange County Register. He is an honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He is a former member of the vestry at All Saints Church and a former member of the boards of the National Arts Journalism Program and Union Station Homeless Services.

Stories by John Horn

David Oyelowo's crusade to tell underrepresented stories

Even for all of the progress that he’s made in his career, the British Nigerian actor knows that show business is still deeply segregated.

How do you teach actors to 'Sing' like animals?

How do you teach actors to sing like animals? This was the veteran's task when he signed on as executive music producer for the new animated film, “Sing."

A court ruling puts veteran artists in a musical bind

The '60s act The Turtles have successfully fought a law that only gives copyright protection to songs created after 1972, but one of those decisions has just been overturned.

Dennis Lehane says he will never write about Los Angeles

Boston native Dennis Lehane likes to stick close to home for his stories, though "Live by Night" is set in Florida. He says L.A. belongs to other writers.

What Alex Gibney's 'Zero Days' teaches us about cyber warfare

The documentary takes audiences into the shadowy world of cyber warfare, a topic that feels more relevant than ever after Russia's alleged hack of the Democratic National Committee.

'Notes of a Native Song' is a rock 'n' roll homage to James Baldwin

The musical duo known as Stew and Heidi wrote a stage show that is inspired by writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin.

Trump won't be firing himself from 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

The President-elect will retain his executive producer credit on the series, and the resulting income, but could this cause eventual conflicts for NBC?

2016 was a breakthrough year for streaming music

In addition to artist innovations on various platforms, revenue from streaming this year will overtake music downloads and CD sales by a wide margin.

What will happen to LA's underground music scene after Oakland warehouse fire?

Emily Friedlander of Vice Media says there are underground music communities around the country and that the scene is L.A. is "very large and very active."

On stage and radio, Sandra Bernhard speaks her truth

Sandra Bernhard brings the raucous style of her one-woman stage shows to radio with her SiriusXM talk show "Sandyland."

'Icebergs' playwright tackles global warming and other threats with dark humor

For playwright Alena Smith, the anxieties of being an artist are similar to the effects of global warming, which is the subject of her new play.

Breaking down the Independent Spirit Award nominations

There's a bumper crop this year of lower budget movies that were made outside the studio system.

Why the roadtrip musical, 'Miss You Like Hell,' was ideal for Erin McKeown

The singer-songwriter has made it her life’s work to study the regional music of the United States, and that fit perfectly with playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes' story.

Kelly Craig's big break with 'The Edge of Seventeen'

The filmmaker sent her script to James L. Brooks, who signed on to produce "The Edge of Seventeen" and suggested that she also direct.

'Arrival' screenwriter's challenge to balance scientific accuracy with a human story

Eric Heisserer wanted to be factual to the scientific world while engaging audiences in the story of a single mom thrown into a global crisis.