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

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 Vulture.com'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.

Leonardo DiCaprio on the environmentalist undertones in “The Revenant”

The actor says the film resonates with him as a cautionary reminder of a time in history when frontiersmen were hastily exploiting nature for profit.

#OscarsSoWhite: Can the industry get past its myopia?

Marc Bernardin of The Hollywood Reporter argues that movie studios think about black, Latino and Asian actors too narrowly.

Hollywood is still 'a straight, white boys club,' study says

Researchers at USC say the entire media landscape "is still largely whitewashed" and that women and minorities are caught in an "epidemic of invisibility."

How Steve Zissis's struggles became HBO hit 'Togetherness'

From igniting cheese to exploring the terrors of middle-age onscreen, the lifelong friend of the Duplass brothers becomes a success in his own right.

Paul Rust might be Netflix's next star

Not many people can say they've worked with two of their comedy heroes — but Paul Rust can. He co-created and stars in the Netflix show "Love" and co-wrote "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."

'Mustang' filmmaker challenges patriarchy and gets an Oscar nomination

Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven shot "Mustang" in her homeland of Turkey. But she's also lived in France, which is why her film became that country's Academy Award entry.

Sylvester Stallone has mixed feelings about his Oscar nomination for 'Creed'

The actor is grateful for his supporting actor nod, but laments that his co-star, Michael B. Jordan, and director, Ryan Coogler, were not recognized.

Inside Kanye West's epic album release party

The rapper, designer and Twitter ranter threw a massive party at Madison Square Garden to debut "The Life of Pablo" and the new threads from his fashion label, Yeezy.

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Anomalisa' sex scenes: 'intimate, awkward, uncomfortable'

Jennifer Jason Leigh talks about how she almost gave up on acting, the awkward and intimate sex scene in "Anomalisa," and how acting in a Quentin Tarantino​ film and Charlie Kaufman film changed her life.

Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don't mean the Oscars

Actors and other industry types have a history of endorsing political candidates, but this year both Democrats and Republicans in the business are torn between who to endorse.