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

Has Steven Spielberg lost his box office appeal?

"The BFG" was supposed to be the director's return to summer blockbuster success. Except hardly anybody came out to see it.

Roseanne Barr says her bid for president 'killed' her TV career

Comedian Roseanne Barr is the subject and executive producer of the new documentary "Roseanne for President!" which chronicles her 2012 bid for President of the US.

Nielsen releases audience data for Netflix, Hulu shows for the first time

New data from global measuring company Nielsen for the first time revealed audience ratings from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Why Gary Ross quit 'The Hunger Games' to do 'Free State of Jones'

The filmmaker approached making the movie the way a graduate student might take on a dissertation — through years and years of research and studying.

Jury rules in favor of Led Zeppelin in 'Stairway To Heaven' copyright lawsuit

If the jury decides that "Stairway to Heaven" infringes the copyright of a song by the band Spirit, it could prevent any legacy act from re-releasing any albums.

'Tickled': A new documentary reveals the murky world of competitive endurance tickling

A journalist set out to learn about this odd "sport," and his curiosity led him to a strangely controlling company that invaded his privacy.

Why Hollywood often misses the mark when it comes to portraying disability

Amidst debate about Hollywood's need to be more inclusive of women and ethnic minorities, the disability community often finds itself left out of the discussion.

How the director of 'The Fits' made a quiet movie that says a lot

For her movie about a young girl’s coming of age, Anna Rose Holmer cast a girls dance troupe whose members had never acted in a movie.

Who has Hollywood's leading role in California's presidential primary?

While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vie for support in the heavily Democratic industry, Republicans largely take a more circumspect approach with Donald Trump.

What made Bryan Cranston go from police work to acting? Girls.

In his life after “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston is busier than ever. He reflects on a life in acting, what he learned from his dad's acting career and how he advi

Greg Kalleres' play, 'Honky,' targets racism in advertising and in our culture at-large

The play revolves around an advertising copywriter who’s afraid a commercial that he wrote led to a fatal encounter between two black teens over a pair of sneakers.

Netflix is the exclusive home to Disney films starting in September

The streaming service will have the exclusive rights to stream Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Animation Studios titles released in 2016 and onward.

In 'Song of Lahore,' Pakistani musicians fight social stigma to play the music they love

The new documentary "Song of Lahore" tells how traditional Pakistani musicians found a new audience through YouTube after decades of local suppression.

'The Muppets,' 'Castle,' among TV shows canceled ahead of 2016 Upfronts

A bevy of shows have been canceled as TV networks prepare to woo advertisers at a series of presentations in New York next week

Trump is more Schwarzenegger than Al Franken on campaign trail

Trump forged a celebrity character on "The Apprentice," and the way he's using it on the campaign trail is strikingly similar to what Schwarzenegger did with his "Terminator" character.