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

Lee Daniels hints at an untold personal story in his new show, 'Star'

The co-creator of "Empire" says his new music-themed show is partly inspired by his early days in Hollywood. The show is set to start production in December.

Ilene Chaiken on what it's like running the hit show "Empire"

The veteran producer talks about the challenge of multi-tasking, the difficulty of breaking into the industry as a woman, and 50 Cent's beef with the show.

George Clooney, Grant Heslov and the 'reality show' theatrics of politics

The actor/filmmaker and his frequent producer are once again mining politics, this time with the film, "Our Brand is Crisis."

Courtney Love risks it all in Todd Almond's 'Kansas City Choir Boy'

Love has performed in films and on concert stages, but she's making her theater debut in a show that takes her out of her comfort level.

'Suffragette' is a period film with modern-day resonance

The film's screenwriter, Abi Morgan, and director, Sarah Gavron, talk about the hidden history of the British women who used violence to get the right to vote.

'Star Wars': How Disney's making sure 'The Force' will awaken audiences in China

China is the second biggest movie market in the world, so Disney's working hard to bring audiences there up to speed on "Star Wars."

Chris Rock to host ABC's Oscar broadcast next year

The comedian's appearance as host in 2005 was the second-highest rated ceremony of the past decade, topped only by Ellen DeGeneres.

'Truth' director James Vanderbilt approached the film as a journalist

"Truth" follows the controversial report that got CBS news anchor Dan Rather and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes fired. The director talks about his approach to the screenplay, which is based on Mapes' memoir.

How director Lenny Abrahamson used his own experience as a parent to help make 'Room'

The Irish filmmaker talks about his collaborative process with 'Room' writer Emma Donoghue and the lessons on parenthood he gave to actress Brie Larson.

Effie Brown wants 'Project Greenlight' to change how Hollywood approaches diversity

The producer reveals the ways in which HBO's docu-series has become much more than the story of one film's creation, and how that's nothing but a good thing.

'Sicario' composer used a 32-foot pipe organ to amp up the film's suspense

The Frame’s John horn spoke with composer Jóhann Jóhannsson about how he used music to amp up the stakes in the new drug war film, “Sicario.”

Colin Hanks' documentary tells the story of the iconic Tower Records

The actor makes his directorial debut with "All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records."

Cary Fukunaga had a beast of a time shooting 'Beasts of No Nation'

The director spent nine years getting the film made, and coping with malaria, injuries on set and extreme weather couldn't stop him from finishing it.

Brie Larson mines her own life for 'Room'

The actress talks about the ways she evoked the unique, intense, beautiful and complicated mother's love in the acclaimed film, "Room."

Danny Boyle: Tech giants like Steve Jobs 'are terrifying'

The filmmaker talks about the "big shoes" he had to fill after director David Fincher left the project, and how this film is 'the sound' of both Apple's co-founder and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's minds.