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

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.

HBO's Michael Lombardo takes blame for Pizzolatto's True Detective 2: 'I set him up'

President of Programming at HBO, Michael Lombardo takes the "blame" for "True Detective" season two, discusses barriers to greater racial and gender diversity in executive suites, and why there's not more male nudity on TV.

'Son of Saul' about spiritual survival during the Holocaust

László Nemes's debut picture, 'Son of Saul,' tells the story of a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz who fights to give the body of a boy a proper burial.

Charlie Kaufman never intended 'Anomalisa' to be a movie

The acclaimed screenwriter is the co-director of the stop-motion animated film, which started out as a play meant to be read without staging.

James Taylor reflects on his life and career, and his love for performing live

The legendary singer-songwriter talks about how his music affects him, growing older, and — 32 years after going sober — his continuing road to recovery.

'The Danish Girl' director Tom Hooper: 'Love is a transformative space'

The acclaimed director talks about working with Eddie Redmayne to portray one trans woman's journey to find her true self.

Lack of snow almost derailed the filming of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Producer Stacey Sher talks about the challenges that arose from shooting "The Hateful Eight" on location at 9,600 feet above sea level.

The best and the worst of 2015's holiday music

It's the holidays, so you know what that means — it's time to pick the best and worst holiday music of the year, courtesy of Sharon Jones, Phoenix and... goats?

'45 Years': Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay reflect on their past

The veteran actors talk about what drew them to this film, how roles with such depth hardly come for actors their age, and their close relationship both on- and off-screen.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' takes flight with huge LA premiere

Last night’s world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may have tied up traffic in Hollywood, but make no mistake — this was truly an intergalactic event.

Why Nick Hornby won't adapt his own novels for the big screen

The novelist ("High Fidelity," "About a Boy") and screenwriter is not interested in visiting the movie sets of his screenplays, saying his role is over by that point.