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

Samantha Bee brings a female perspective to late night TV

L.A. Times TV critic Mary McNamara says "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is off to a good start, but laments that it's only a weekly show.

Sundance 2016: Jason Lew moves from in front of to behind the camera

The former actor made his directorial debut at Sundance with "The Free World," which fits in with Lew's desire to explore issues relating to identity.

'Baskets' co-creator Jonathan Krisel: 'What I like is the absurdness of reality'

The writer and producer is attracted to making and working on shows with an offbeat sense of humor, including: "Portlandia," "Tim & Eric" and his latest, "Baskets."

Why Trevor Noah still hasn't found his groove on 'The Daily Show'

No one expected Jon Stewart's replacement to pick up right where the longtime host left off. But four months into Noah's tenure, it's clear that 'The Daily Show' isn't as vital as it used to be.

Why a manipulated magazine photo plays a pivotal role in 'The People v. OJ Simpson'

Series creators Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander say when Time magazine darkened Simpson's skin, it became a key moment in the story.

James Schamus goes from studio chief to director with 'Indignation'

James Schamus opens up about getting "humble" when screening his directorial debut "Indignation" at the Sundance Film Festival.

Idris Elba of 'Beasts of No Nation' takes home 2 SAG Awards

The actor won in the TV category for "Luther," but his film win in the supporting actor category puts a spotlight on his omission from the Academy Awards nominations.

How DreamWorks is working to make 'Kung Fu Panda 3' a true international success

DreamWorks is going to great lengths to make sure that the newest 'Kung Fu Panda' movie succeeds in what's becoming the largest movie market in the world

Rihanna's new album has finally dropped — was it worth the wait?

Dropped as a surprise release last night via Tidal, "Anti" is Rihanna's 8th album. But is it enough to distract from 2016's bevy of rap beefs?

Comedians 'Feel the Bern' at the Laugh Factory

Billed as a grassroots fundraiser for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, the shows featured, among others, Sarah Silverman, George Lopez and Jeff Garlin.

Sundance 2016: How it opens the door to more diversity in Hollywood

So far this year there's been discussion of the Oscars' diversity problem, some new security measures at screenings and lots of television.

'1984' adaptation brings George Orwell’s dystopian future to the stage

Several filmmakers have adapted Orwell's "1984" and now the Broad Stage is presenting the U.S. premiere of a production by London's Headlong theater company.

'Youth' composer David Lang was tasked to make people cry with his score

"Youth" is the first film score for the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, and it's garnered him an Oscar nomination for best original song.

Alicia Vikander planned on law school before acting took off

The native of Sweden appeared in six films in 2015 and one of them, "The Danish Girl," has landed her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress.

Academy Awards: 'Revenant' leads, #OscarsSoWhite again

For the second consecutive year, not a single person of color was nominated in any of the 20 slots for the top performances from 2015 — best or supporting actor and actress. See the full list.