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

Dispatch from 'Oldchella': Baby boomers, politics and fine dining

The opening weekend of new music festival Desert Trip featured a lineup of veteran rockstars, fine dining options and more than a few walkers.

'For The Record': a stage show built around classic pop songs from movies

The show is part cabaret, part concert, but the main focus is to highlight great filmmakers and the music they use.

'Cameraperson' is a cinematic scrapbook of joy and horror

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has woven together 25 years of documentary footage into a visual memoir of the moments that marked her.

'American Honey' director Andrea Arnold scouted talent in unusual places

The British director wanted some untrained performers for her film, and found her lead actress, Sasha Lane, on a beach in Florida.

'Funny or Die' wants to make PSAs people 'actually want to watch'

Brad Jenkins, who runs Funny or Die's D.C. office, discusses how they make politics funny, and the fine line between making entertainment and propaganda.

'Queen of Katwe' director Mira Nair brings a different African story to Hollywood

Nair says most Hollywood films about Africa treat the country as a backdrop. She wants to change that with this true story of a Ugandan chess prodigy.

ShondaLand partner Betsy Beers was raised by TV

Shonda Rhimes' partner watched TV "secretly" when she was a movie producer. Now, television is having a moment, and so is she.

Diavolo blends dance, architecture and real danger

Founder and artistic director Jacques Heim calls his company "the NFL of dance." His members work with giant custom props that can launch them into the air — or crush them.

How Lucy Alibar's Southern childhood became fodder for the stage

After she co-wrote the Oscar-nominated "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Lucy Alibar began thinking about parenting — and her own influential father.

Can Pandora and Amazon disrupt the streaming music business?

Watch out Spotify and Apple Music: Pandora and Amazon are planning lower cost streaming music options.

How hidden biases hurt women (and lots of other people) in Hollywood

How does one person get hired over another for a Hollywood job? Certainly you’d factor in talent, personality, recommendations, but what about the unconscious biases of the person doing the hiring?

Rediscovering a love of theater at the Edinburgh festivals

'The Frame' host John Horn brings us a sound rich story from Edinburgh, Scotland, where he immersed himself in theater, music and comedy, and emerged with a renewed love of performance.

After years off screen, Eddie Murphy takes a dramatic turn in 'Mr. Church'

The comedy legend is best known from his roles in films like "Beverly Hills Cop" and "The Nutty Professor," but there’s nothing funny about his latest role.

'Sully': Clint Eastwood & Tom Hanks want to prove grown-up movies are worth making

The director and actor took on the story of the heroic airline pilot who safely landed his damaged plane in the Hudson River. The Hollywood veterans reflect on the state of the movie studio business and why they want to make films about grown ups doing grown up things.

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.