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 Noise Within is more than your average community theater

Over the past 25 years, Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, co-producing directors of A Noise Within have built a respected, classical repertory company essentially from the ground up.

NBC passed on a bombshell Harvey Weinstein story. Why?

As more women come forward with their sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein questions keep piling up. Among them: Why did Ronan Farrow, a reporter for NBC News, publish his story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker?

Dick Gregory's political comedy takes on new meaning in 'Turn Me Loose'

Joe Morton plays the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory on stage in "Turn Me Loose." That Gregory's comedy remains so relevant today, Morton says, is both remarkable and troubling.

How Harvey Weinstein's 'open secret' was enabled for decades

A Weinstein Company executive who reportedly confronted the film executive about his behavior was labeled as the "sex police." Everyone who worked there had to sign confidentiality agreements.

Harvey Weinstein's history begs for a documentary about Hollywood abuses. But can it be made?

"The Hunting Ground" producer Amy Ziering believes a film about predatory behavior in Hollywood is in order, but the industry itself might get in the way.

Behind the scenes at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Frame's John Horn tours the construction site of the museum that is set to open in 2019, next door to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

What we learned from the guy who watched 24 hours of Facebook's new video platform

Buzzfeed News' former head of video, Henry Goldman, tells us what makes Facebook videos successful. Spoiler alert: It involves good content and (surprise!) audio.

'Unrest' filmmaker was determined to document her pain

First-time filmmaker Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with a chronic disease in "Unrest." Even when she was in pain, she told her husband and crew to keep filming.

Matthew Bourne says 'Red Shoes' is more theater than ballet

The British choreographer has made a career out of adapting popular movies, novels and operas into dance productions.

Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' had therapists on set

Angelina Jolie discovered author Loung Ung's memoir 17 years ago while filming in Cambodia. Now, she's bringing Ung's experience of the Khmer Rouge regime to the screen.

‘Battle of the Sexes’ directors say audiences changed after 2016 election

Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton say they had to write a lot of "passionate letters" to make "Battle of the Sexes" the way they wanted.

With TIFF in the rearview, we take a look at the possible Oscar-race contenders

The big contenders for award season usually emerge at fall film festivals, like the Toronoto International Film Festival. This year, a slew of powerful female performances are dominating.

Natalie Portman explores ethics of 'Eating Animals' in new documentary

The actress produced and narrated the new documentary, which is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings don't hurt box office, study says

Yves Bergquist looked at the relationship between Rotten Tomato scores and box office returns and found no correlation— positive or negative— between the two.

High on movies at the Telluride Film Festival

The festival is known for screening films that matter. Each of the past five Academy Award best picture winners had their world- or North American premieres here.