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

Telluride Film Fest: Danny Boyle says 'Steve Jobs' is a father-daughter story

The director says his biopic is a father-daughter story that reflects on screenwriter Aaron Sorkin as well as Boyle. He says it's important to tell stories about men like Jobs who now have more power than governments and who are humanized by the women in their lives.

Telluride Film Fest: Michael Keaton, director Tom McCarthy and screenwriter Josh Singer for 'Spotlight'

"Spotlight" centers on the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation within that city's Catholic archdiocese. The Frame's John Horn spoke with the people behind the film about keeping true to the real story, to which Keaton and McCarthy have personal connections.

Telluride Film Fest: Rooney Mara in 'Carol'

Rooney Mara is 30 and has only been in a handful of films, but she's already worked with some top directors, including Spike Jonze, Steven Soderbergh and now Todd Haynes for "Carol." Mara talks about how she never was good at anything until she found acting, how her moods affect what roles she chooses, and why getting a tribute at a young age is still a shock.

What to expect from the 2015 Telluride Film Festival

The Frame's host John Horn is in Colorado for the influential Telluride Film Festival and provides a preview of what to expect for 2015.

Black Violin mashes hip-hop and classical to break stereotypes on major label debut

Kevin Marcus and Will Baptiste 'bridge the gap' of classical music and hip-hop and break down the stereotypes they face as African Americans playing violins.

An emergency room doctor weighs in on EDM concerts

Local ER physicians say L.A. County should not allow electronic dance music events at the county-owned Fairplex. Two young women recently died at one such event there of suspected overdoses.

Chiwetel Ejiofor just wants to tell stories — anytime, any place

The Oscar-winning actor explains why his interest in creating characters trumps issues such as race-specific roles or deciding between TV, movies and theater.

Jeffrey Tambor cried when he heard the first review for 'Transparent'

Tambor tells us how important it was that he nailed his transgender role. "Lives are at stake, and integrity's at stake, and there's a community that needs for me to do that right."

Van Morrison sells most of his catalog to Sony Records

LA Times music writer Randall Roberts explains why Van the Man finally decided to sell his catalog and put his discography on streaming services.

Do you want security checks in movie theaters?

Regal Cinema, the nation's largest movie theater chain, has begun checking the bags of customers. No other large chain has taken that step.

'Sneakerheadz': Going to extremes to get the freshest kicks

The co-director of the new documentary talks about sneaker culture's origins and the extreme — and sometimes violent — lengths people go to get the freshest kicks.

Ice Cube knew his son was right for 'Straight Outta Compton' — he just had to learn how to act

The rapper and his son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., talk about the high stakes of a novice actor taking on a high profile role.

A studio visit with LA artist Mark Bradford

The Frame's John Horn visits with Mark Bradford inside his South LA studio to learn how he want from hairdresser to one of LA's most recognizable contemporary artists.

'Straight Outta Compton' director wasn't interested in keeping everybody happy

The meteoric rise of N.W.A. is a classic American dream story. But "Straight Outta Compton” was not an easy film to get off the ground.

When TV imitates life: John Ridley on the accidental timeliness of 'American Crime'

John Horn talks with "American Crime" creator John Ridley and actor Richard Cabral, who plays Hector Tonz , about the timely themes in the Emmy-nominated series.