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

Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Chase what inspires you and finish it'

The multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda — “Hamilton” creator, “Moana” songwriter — discusses whether the election has changed what he wants to do with his art.

Barry Jenkins: from relative unknown to 8 Oscar nominations for 'Moonlight'

Before making "Moonlight" filmmaker Barry Jenkins only had one other feature-length film under his belt. Now, he's going through the hectic experience of awards season.

Going straight to the source for a film about James Baldwin

For his Oscar-nominated documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” filmmaker Raoul Peck used only the writer's words — either read by Samuel L. Jackson or taken from archival recordings of Baldwin himself.

Opportunities for women film directors are few and far between

A new report from USC Annenberg's Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative finds a startling lack of opportunity for women, and especially for women of color.

For Billy Eichner, pop culture and politics intersect on the street

For the actor and comedian, adding a political point of view to his TV sketch show, “Billy on the Street,” was the natural thing to do.

Sundance 2017: The festival is decidedly political this year

Frame host John Horn shares updates from Park City, Utah, where the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is underway, with a focus on activism — both political and environmental.

'One Day at a Time' remake is as progressive as the original

Just like Norman Lear's original cast of characters, the Cuban-American family at the center of the reboot doesn't shy away from difficult conversations.

Artists turn their cameras on mass media at the Getty Museum

A new multimedia exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum features artists that have reworked content from news organizations like CNN and Newsweek — for their own purposes.

'Live By Night' film editor says his job is part 'pleaser, part psychologist'

WIlliam Goldberg worked on Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone" and "Argo," and now the filmmaker's latest.

The Lucas Museum's long 'tortured' road to Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discusses the Lucas Museum's many false starts and what its arrival in Los Angeles means for the city.

Jeffrey Kahane created a music festival to speak out against oppression

The leader of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is the mastermind behind the two-week long "Lift Every Voice" festival.

A disturbing trend: More violence in PG-13 films

A new study shows more gun violence than ever in top-grossing PG-13 films, even more so than in R-rated movies.

"Equity" producer: a show about strong women 'is needed more than ever'

Film writer, actor and producer Sarah Megan Thomas hopes that making a TV series with strong women will have a positive influence.

'Love is Love' rallies entertainment industry to help Orlando shooting victims

Matt Bomer, JK Rowling and Patton Oswalt are just some of collaborators on the comic book anthology created to benefit victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

TV trends from the buzziest tech trade show of the year

Entertainment reporter Lucas Shaw shares three big trends from the Consumer Electronics Show, where companies like Amazon and Hulu demo new products and services.