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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
"For many years I thought, 'Well you know, the script isn't very good but if I work hard enough and do a really good job, I can fix it.'"
Former Vice President Al Gore hopes his new documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" will educate people on how to talk about climate change and combat "fake news" with the truth.
Marvel Studios wowed fans with "Thor" and "Black Panther." But fans looking for a peek at the new "Deadpool" or "X-Men" films were let down by 20th Century Fox.
The former "Daily Show" correspondent is making her feature film starring debut in the Netflix movie, "The Incredible Jessica James."
As a fairy tale about eating children, "Hansel & Gretel" was already pretty disturbing. As an art exhibition about surveillance, it's unnerving in a different way.
The characters in the Netflix series are snobs who behave badly. The show's co-creators hope they're relatable enough to make up for it.
The co-stars of the current Broadway adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian story understand why audiences are having a tough time sitting through the show.
The thrill of the annual showcase is that it's a chance to see the very first staging of a new work that could be a Broadway hit.
The executive editor for the platform, Kathleen Lingo, says the project allows audiences to absorb news in a different way.
Arrested at 16, Browder spent three years at New York's Rikers Island jail, much of it in solitary confinement, without ever being convicted of a crime. Two years after his release, he took his own life.
Various U.S. presidents have been depicted as the doomed Shakespeare character. A New York Times theater critic says many people are misinterpreting the play.
Trey Shults says writing the movie helped him confront his fear of death and to deal with the grief of losing his father.
The Writer's Guild contract negotiations came down to the wire, and now it's time for SAG-AFTRA to step to the negotiating table.
Netflix got booed by the French press, filmmaker Sofia Coppola made history, and Jessica Chastain's comments about women in film went viral.
Robin Swicord knew she could make the film affordable and direct it herself. It was a strategy she employed after a big budget film she'd written was taken away from her.