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

Asian American filmmakers react to Academy's plans to expand membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a range of leadership appointments to its board of governors and to its various branches. The moves are a response to months of criticism over how to expand the ranks of its membership.

'Offensive’ Oscar jokes mobilize Asian Americans in Hollywood

Ang Lee, Sandra Oh and George Takei are among the signatories protesting “tone-deaf” jokes about Asians at this year’s Oscars.

Would you pay $50 to watch a movie on your TV?

Screening Room, a startup backed by Napster cofounder Sean Parker, says it will let moviegoers skip the crowds and expensive snacks — for a price.

SxSW 2016: What to expect from this year's films

Austin darling Richard Linklater's new film, "Everybody Wants Some," will have its world premiere at the festival, as will "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."

Inside DTLA's massive new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery

Gallery partner Paul Schimmel explains why L.A. is the perfect outpost for an international gallery and art historian Jenni Sorkin provides context for the space's inaugural show.

Why Seth Meyers loves politicians

The talk show host has recently welcomed Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Ted Cruz and several other newsmakers of the day.

'Vinyl' is set in the '70s but co-creator Terence Winter says issues resonate today

The HBO series revolves around a troubled record executive during an era when the music industry and society-at-large were going through tumultuous change.

How Pixar saved Disney's animation department

Disney’s animation department was re-energized by the company’s purchase of Pixar, whose executives have shared their singular approach to making animated films

‘House of Cards’ creator Beau Willimon says it's impossible to anticipate real politics

As the Netflix series launches its fourth season, WIllimon says, "We have a reality show star leading the Republican pack. Who could have ever predicted that?"

Leslie Jones may be the breakout star in the new 'Ghostbusters'

The trailer for the much-anticipated "Ghostbusters" remake is out and WNYC's Sean Rameswaram says SNL cast member Leslie Jones is the one to watch.

Jon Brion and his influence on LA's music scene

The composer/music producer has worked with some of the most influential musicians and filmmakers in L.A., including Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, Judd Apatow and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Oscars 2016: Social issues were in the spotlight, but diversity loomed above all

The environment, sexual abuse and financial corruption were all taken up by Academy Award winners, but host Chris Rock put #OscarsSoWhite front and center.

The OK Go song 'Upside Down and Inside Out' gets a literal video treatment

The band teamed up with a Russian airline to shoot their new music video — complete with aerialists and paint balloons — in zero gravity.

The Frame's pro tips and predictions to win your Oscar pool

The Frame's John Horn and's Kyle Buchanan cast their votes for this year's Oscar winners on The Awards Show Show.

Oscars 2016: The confusing rules for Best Original Score

The Motion Picture Academy's arcane rules determined that Ennio Morricone and John Williams were eligible even though some of their music had been written for other films.