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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
Late-night TV hosts are defining their shows by how deep they're willing to delve into politics and how critical they are of the Trump Administration.
The cartoonist and author was dubious at the idea of having her graphic novel memoir adapted for the stage, but it ended up winning the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Bruna Papandrea’s goals are to make movies and TV shows that feature multiple complex women characters and to fix the gender imbalance in Hollywood.
The streaming service is looking to expand its global reach with a reality competition show that's being produced for six countries simultaneously.
C-SPAN is an easy target for ridicule, but in an increasingly polarized media climate, could this neutral and civilized network have new relevance?
Those who know her comedic work might be surprised to see the actress in such a serious role, but at this point in her career she wants to push beyond what's expected of her.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Fahardi won his second Academy Award with "The Salesman," a film which he says resonates with American and Iranian audiences in similar ways.
Big wins for "Moonlight" and African American actors are laudable, but the Motion Picture Academy and the industry must address broader diversity issues.
In 2008, Patel landed his breakout role in "Slumdog Millionaire." Now, the 26-year-old has earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in "Lion."
The Academy Awards don’t offer advertisers nearly the number of viewers that football’s biggest night draws in, but it’s still a huge national platform.
The SAG-AFTRA actors union says the law helps fight age discrimination, but a federal judge ruled that the First Amendment protects websites such as IMDb.
The actress stars in "I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore" as a depressed, introverted woman who takes matters into her own hands after her house is robbed.
The Oscars might be Hollywood's biggest night, but the show's seen its ratings drop precipitously over the past few years. What can the Academy do to make you watch?
The comic actor makes his debut as a film director in a movie that's as much a psychological thriller as it is a horror movie.
UCLA's annual Hollywood diversity report finds that diverse casts mean higher ratings and increased ticket sales. Why aren't studios and networks getting the message?