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

Playwright Young Jean Lee's 'Straight White Men' examines the ethics of privilege

As a Korean immigrant, Lee grew up as an outsider in Washington state, but now she can recognize her own privilege.

Spike Lee on diversity in Hollywood: 'If you’re not in the room, you don't have a vote'

The filmmaker has made films both inside and outside the studio system. His latest, "Chi-Raq," was made in partnership with Amazon.

Rooney Mara initially said no to appearing in "Carol"

The actress says after spending a year on "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," she was almost too emotionally drained to appear in "Carol."

Eddie Redmayne takes a leap with his role in 'The Danish Girl'

The actor plays Einar Wegener, who gets gender reassignment surgery and becomes Lili Elbe in the film, "The Danish Girl."

'Hunger Games' producer Nina Jacobson has a rare perch in Hollywood

As a successful producer and former studio executive, Nina Jacobson is out to debunk longstanding assumptions about women in the film industry.

'The Hunting Ground' and the axis of journalism and advocacy

Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the International Documentary Association, says documentaries have an "obligation to be accurate and as truthful" as they can be.

How director Ryan Coogler went from 'Fruitvale Station' to 'Creed'

The "Rocky" movies have united three generations of 'Creed' director Ryan Coogler's family, who watched them for inspiration during their own struggles.

'Toy Story' at 20: How Pixar gambled on computer animation and changed movie history

Pixar was the first studio to release a computer-animated feature. The company's commitment to storytelling is key to its success.

Why Todd Haynes is compelled to make movies with female leads

The director's new movie, "Carol," is about a love affair between two women and it stars Cate Blanchett. Haynes says the lack of female lead roles is a "head-scratcher."

'The Hunting Ground' documents epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering talk about the making of their documentary and how they gained the trust of their subjects.

Kurt Sutter bids a public farewell to 'The Bastard Executioner'

FX announced the cancellation of 'The Bastard Executioner' after its season finale aired on Tuesday. In response, creator Kurt Sutter posted a public farewell.

'Trumbo' writer and director bond over past failures

Director Jay Roach and writer-producer John McNamara can relate to Dalton Trumbo's spotty career because the author of hits like "Spartacus" penned a few duds, too.

For cinema-loving Parisians, movies could become a welcome diversion from terrorism

Nancy Tartaglione, the international editor at Deadline.com, joined us from France to talk about the importance of film in French culture.

'Jessica Jones': Netflix's even darker spin on Marvel superhero noir

Writer-producer Melissa Rosenberg says she was attracted to the project by being able to write about a woman who is multi-leveled, complex and sexual being.

Conan O'Brien's 'weird diplomacy' in Armenia

The late night host takes his abroad again, this time with his assistant, who is of Armenian descent. And he meets a group of unlikely fans: teenaged Syrian refugees.