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

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.

ABC president Paul Lee: 'Least-objectionable television is dead'

The network chief says being British allowed him to enter the American TV business from the outside and "question everything."

How 'Joy' filmmaker David O. Russell went from mid-life crisis to reinvention

After the lowpoint of "I Heart Huckabees," the writer and director turned things around with "The Wrestler," which launched a string of big successes.

Central Casting celebrates 90 years of placing background actors

Jennifer Bender, executive vice president of the agency, talks about the company's long history and what it takes to be an extra.

Sarah Silverman: '100 percent of comedians become funny as a means of survival'

Silverman, who drew on her own experience with depression for "I Smile Back," says comedians avoid therapy for fear of no longer being funny if they dig too deep into their psyche.

Breaking down the lineup for the 2016 Coachella music festival

LCD Soundsystem, Guns N' Roses and Calvin Harris headline this year's Coachella event, along with Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Grimes and more.