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

'Big Little Lies' producer determined to tell stories about women

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.

How 'Ultimate Beastmaster' fits into Netflix's global strategy

The streaming service is looking to expand its global reach with a reality competition show that's being produced for six countries simultaneously.

Meet C-SPAN's Steve Scully, 'the most patient man on television'

C-SPAN is an easy target for ridicule, but in an increasingly polarized media climate, could this neutral and civilized network have new relevance?

Jane Kaczmarek returns to her dramatic roots in 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'

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.

‘Salesman’ filmmaker sees similarities between Americans and Iranians

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.

Analysis: Oscar wasn't so white for a night

Big wins for "Moonlight" and African American actors are laudable, but the Motion Picture Academy and the industry must address broader diversity issues.

'Lion': Dev Patel was relieved to play a 'thoroughly soulful and emotional' role

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."

Will Oscar ads follow the Super Bowl's lead and go political?

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.

Judge halts enforcement of state law that curbed publication of actors' ages

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.

Why Melanie Lynskey connects with indie films like her latest Sundance hit

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.

How to make the Oscars must-see TV again

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?

Jordan Peele explores the horrors of racism with 'Get Out'

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.

Diverse film and TV casting makes economic sense, study says

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?

Dramatizing the already dramatic story that inspired 'Lion'

Screenwriter Luke Davies and Saroo Brierley talk about adapting Brierley's amazing experience of finding his birth mother after an accidental 25-year-long separation.

Oscar-nominated 'Moonlight' editors on making history in the era of #OscarsSoWhite

Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders are nominated for an Academy Award and she's the first African American woman ever nominated in the editing category.