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

Tracy Scott and the invisible art of script supervision

She worked on some of the most well-received movies of the past few years. Following her recent death, her celebrated colleagues explain why having a gifted script supervisor is invaluable.

Tony-nominated 'The Humans' gets real about family

Nominated for six Tony awards, "The Humans" is a funny but serious look into what binds a family together — and what tears it apart.

'Hamilton,' 'Eclipsed' and more shine at 2016 Tony nominations

In its continuing march toward global domination, "Hamilton" nabbed a record-setting 16 nominations. But it's not the only Broadway success of the past year.

'School of Rock' star sweats, spits and loses 2 lbs a night

Alex Brightman, the lead in the musical 'School of Rock,' knew he couldn't do a Jack Black impression — so he channeled W.C. Fields and Walter Matthau instead.

Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, other icons set to rock SoCal festival

The concert promoter behind Coachella and Stagecoach has assembled some of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll history for a one-off festival this October.

How Lorene Scafaria used Susan Sarandon to break Hollywood barriers with 'The Meddler'

The filmmaker and her producer, Joy Gorman Wettels, insisted to financiers that their lead character had to be an actress of a certain age. And that's where Sarandon came in.

Why are Lupita Nyong'o and Idris Elba being cast in non-human roles?

Vulture's senior editor Kyle Buchanan notes two Hollywood casting trends: studios placing top black actors in non-human roles and casting white actors to play Asian roles.

'Office Hour' explores the mindset of a school shooter

Raymond Lee stars in "Office Hour," a new play about an antisocial, potentially violent student — and the teacher who tries to get through to him.

Eddie Huang: 'The most satisfying thing is to be understood'

The writer, restaurateur and TV host opens up about his fallout with the ABC show, "Fresh Off The Boat," and why he decided to write about the domestic abuse in his childhood home.

Breaking down Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

Interspersing the work of British-Somali poet Warsan Shire with her own expletive-laden dialogue and lyrics, Beyoncé has taken a bold step forward in her artistic evolution.

John Carney's film are like albums, and 'Sing Street' is his most personal

The director says he wrote the music for "Once" before coming up with the visuals, "Begin Again" was "the difficult second album," and his latest was an opportunity "to come back home."

W. Kamau Bell meets the KKK and lives to talk about it

The comedian uses his brand of sociopolitical humor and insight in a new CNN docu-series that sets out to engage Americans with divergent views.

Coachella 2016 recap: It's not an alternative festival anymore

The music festival has shifted from featuring indie artists to EDM acts and DJs; and Doppler Labs used the festival to promote earbuds that allow the user to customize the sound mix at each stage.

Cocktail carts, luxury seats & 4DX: How movie theaters are competing for your attention

The Frame's host, John Horn, visited the CinemaCon exhibit floor to get an idea of how theater owners are hoping to keep you going back to the multiplex.

Theater artist Diane Rodriguez on the role of activism on- and off-stage

The associate artistic director at the Center Theater Group was recently appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Arts.