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

Whitey Bulger, Johnny Depp and the benefits of being an actor turned director

Director Scott Cooper and actor Joel Edgerton talk about the benefits of being both actors and directors and the pleasures of working with Johnny Depp on "Black Mass"

Could Virtual Reality transform how we consume news?

Jens Christensen, CEO of the VR company Jaunt, joins us to talk about collaborating on a story in Syria and the ease with which you can access today's VR technology.

‘Transparent's’ Jill Soloway tries to correct gender inequity behind the scenes

Jill Soloway, one of the few women in television who actually runs a show, says she doesn’t take her position lightly.

New study on TV highlights lack of women behind the camera

A new report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film looks at how the major television networks and some streaming services fare with hiring women.

'Best Time Ever,' Trevor Noah and other shows to watch during TV's fall season

Joe Adalian of talks about the new season, which includes Neil Patrick Harris' variety show, and Comedy Central after Colbert, Stewart and Key & Peele.

A once reluctant Jay Duplass is now a happy cast member on 'Transparent'

Duplass, who has mostly been a director, initially resisted the acting gig, but he's now happy to be part of a cultural phenomenon.

Atticus Ross breaks down the score to 'Love & Mercy'

The DVD release of the Brian Wilson biopic provides an opportunity to hear how Ross, an Oscar-winning composer, used the catalog of the great pop music songwriter.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to move forward with building project

Museum Row along Wilshire Boulevard is set to house yet another cultural facility now that the Motion Picture Academy has settled differences with a neighborhood group.

Film festival season madness continues in Toronto — here’s what to expect

The Telluride and Venice festivals have wrapped, and the New York festival is around the corner, but this week the film world revolves around Toronto.

National Geographic CEO: Fox deal won't affect our programming

Amidst concerns that new majority owner Fox might tamper with the programming, Gary Knell of the National Geographic Society promises continued coverage of climate change and hard science.

Novelist Emma Donoghue waited to find the perfect director for 'Room'

The author of the best-seller film about a mother and son held in captivity also wrote the screenplay, and now the film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is finally being released.

Richard Gere goes against type, playing a homeless man in 'Time Out Of Mind'

The actor is most recognized for his portrayal of an attorney in “Pretty Woman.” For his latest film he chose to play the sort of person who is often overlooked.

Apple unveils new TV set-top box, but is it really 'the future of television?'

The company's CEO, Tim Cook, revealed a new and improved model of Apple TV that integrates Siri and apps. But it still doesn't provide access to Amazon programming.

Solving the problem of so many good TV shows, so many platforms

With TV shows spread out over Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, cable, broadcast and so many other platforms, Grantland's Andy Greenwald helps us sort out the landscape.

Telluride: Davis Guggenheim on the father-daughter story at the core of 'He Named Me Malala'

The director of "He Named Me Malala" reveals how making the documentary about the young Pakistani activist impacted him as a father.