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

A sneak preview of the Telluride Film Festival

Movie festival season is arriving in full force. Before he got on a plane for Colorado, The Frame host John Horn previewed some of the biggest draws at Telluride.

Rachel Weisz shifts identities in Joshua Marston's 'Complete Unknown'

Weisz's character is a bit of a rolling stone in the film — she is constantly reinventing her identity at the expense of her personal relationships.

CAA: Going inside the Hollywood's belly of the beast

James Andrew Miller's latest oral history book is “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency.”

How Nate Parker's legal past is clouding 'The Birth of a Nation'

Nate Parker is the force behind the much-anticipated slavery-era film, but as more information comes out regarding his 1999 rape trial, his visibility could become a liability for the movie.

'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' canceled despite unique approach to late-night

Stephen Colbert's successor was an unusual late-night show in many ways, but it couldn't get big enough ratings to avoid cancellation.

'Suicide Squad' and 'Ghostbusters': a tale of two would-be blockbusters

Two of the summer's biggest films may end up underperforming at the box office for different reasons, but the bottom line is troubling for the studios.

Treating the Olympics ceremony like a big film production

For the third consecutive Summer Games, the opening ceremony is being directed by a filmmaker. For Brazil, it's Fernando Meirelles.

Broad Street: A new production company battles gender inequality in Hollywood

Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas have formed Broad Street Pictures to create more roles for women, both in front of and behind the camera

A bold effort to remake the outdated tradition of dinner theater

Prospect Theatre in Hollywood is trying to attract younger audiences with a hipper experience, e.g., "Romeo and Juliet" becomes "Love Is a Battlefield."

Why Stephen Colbert can't be 'Stephen Colbert' anymore

The late night host says he's retiring his "Colbert Report" persona because his former bosses at Viacom could sue him. But meet his "identical twin cousin."

Director Patricia Rozema's 'Into the Forest' wasn't easy to get made

The post-apocalyptic film stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, but its small, intimate scope and two female leads made it difficult to find financial backing.

The hype machines are in full force at Comic-Con 2016

Ads and every marketing tool you can think of are everywhere at the annual pop culture extravaganza in San Diego.

Donald Trump and the GOP's controversial convention playlist

The bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Queen are unhappy about their songs being used at the Republican National Convention, but their permission isn't required.

The woman who made 'Key and Peele' such a hair-raising show

Amanda Mofield got an Emmy nomination for her work as a hairstylist on the Comedy Central series. She and her team sometimes had to design dozens of looks for a single sketch.

Aloe Blacc blends artistry and activism in his musical career

The singer-songwriter deftly makes social statements in a wide range of musical styles as part of his commitment to being an "artivist."