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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
The young deaf actress who plays Rose in the new Todd Haynes movie hopes the film will expand audiences' understanding of deaf people.
Over the past 25 years, Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, co-producing directors of A Noise Within have built a respected, classical repertory company essentially from the ground up.
As more women come forward with their sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein questions keep piling up. Among them: Why did Ronan Farrow, a reporter for NBC News, publish his story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker?
Joe Morton plays the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory on stage in "Turn Me Loose." That Gregory's comedy remains so relevant today, Morton says, is both remarkable and troubling.
A Weinstein Company executive who reportedly confronted the film executive about his behavior was labeled as the "sex police." Everyone who worked there had to sign confidentiality agreements.
"The Hunting Ground" producer Amy Ziering believes a film about predatory behavior in Hollywood is in order, but the industry itself might get in the way.
The Frame's John Horn tours the construction site of the museum that is set to open in 2019, next door to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Buzzfeed News' former head of video, Henry Goldman, tells us what makes Facebook videos successful. Spoiler alert: It involves good content and (surprise!) audio.
First-time filmmaker Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with a chronic disease in "Unrest." Even when she was in pain, she told her husband and crew to keep filming.
The British choreographer has made a career out of adapting popular movies, novels and operas into dance productions.
Angelina Jolie discovered author Loung Ung's memoir 17 years ago while filming in Cambodia. Now, she's bringing Ung's experience of the Khmer Rouge regime to the screen.
Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton say they had to write a lot of "passionate letters" to make "Battle of the Sexes" the way they wanted.
The big contenders for award season usually emerge at fall film festivals, like the Toronoto International Film Festival. This year, a slew of powerful female performances are dominating.
The actress produced and narrated the new documentary, which is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name.
Yves Bergquist looked at the relationship between Rotten Tomato scores and box office returns and found no correlation— positive or negative— between the two.