John Horn

Host, The Frame

Contact John Horn

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

How movies like 'Batman v Superman' came together for casting directors

Two casting directors explain how they chose the stars for "Man of Steel," "Hairspray," "Wonder Woman," "Cloud Atlas," "Game Change" and more.

Theater owner rep John Fithian says they want more diversity

The president of the National Association of Theatre Owners is presiding at a time when theater owners want more women, more minorities and more family films.

Verizon gets closer to 'unbundling' with customizable TV service

Starting this Sunday, Verizon will offer a stripped down, or “skinny” version of its TV packages, called FiOS Custom TV.

Comedian Kyle Kinane's mom is his biggest fan and that's not always a good thing

Kyle Kinane has had a wild life, which has served as grist for his widely acclaimed comedy. His new album is titled, "I Liked His Old Stuff Better."

Santa Monica Museum of Art is leaving Bergamot Station

The museum will relocate from its longtime home with hopes that it can return when the site is redeveloped as part of the Metro Expo Line extension.

Audiobook acting: How they prepare, how a woman can be Edward from 'Twilight'

Most of the thousands of audiobooks recorded every year are read by literary character actors — you don't know their names, but you recognize their voices.

New 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah isn't talking Twitter, is talking Ebola

In his first U.S. club dates since being named Jon Stewart's successor, the South African comedian stayed away from the controversy that got him in hot water.

Coachella 2015: Madonna kisses Drake; AC/DC's still got it

The Frame host John Horn got on the line with assistant producer James Kim to discuss highlights from Coachella’s opening weekend.

'Mad Men' creator pushed himself to 'go deeper' with show

After 7 seasons, "Mad Men" is headed toward its series finale. The show changed how we think of advertising and midday cocktails, and helped usher in an era of great TV.

Can art have a role in dealing with California's drought?

Water — the way we use it and abuse it — is central to the conceptual artwork of Lauren Bon and her Metabolic Studio collaborators.

'Super Troopers' filmmakers crowdfund a sequel

After “Super Troopers” became a cult hit 10 years ago, the team behind it has tried to get a sequel funded. Now they've done so thanks to fans giving on Indiegogo.

WonderCon wrap-up: Convention moving to LA as female fandom grows

This year's WonderCon featured more female fans and previews of 'San Andreas' and 'Last Man on Earth.' Looking ahead, the pop culture convention moves to LA.

Beyond the glitz, Hollywood's diversity problem is simmering

The Academy Awards' producers tried to address criticism of mostly white nominees by filling the ranks of presenters with black actors, but bigger issues are on the table.

Sundance documentaries show how people escape through movies

"Escaping into a movie" is a phrase that can be thrown around a little too casually. But in the case of two new documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, it's real.

'Going Clear': Alex Gibney welcomes Scientology's backlash to his documentary

The director of the documentary, based on Lawrence Wright's exhaustive book on the controversial church, told The Frame that the church's critical ads are "great publicity."