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

'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A bold effort to remake the outdated tradition of dinner theater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."

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.