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As Time Inc. separates from Time Warner, Entertainment Weekly may no longer be at the top of its game, under former Sports Illustrated digital editor Matt Bean, who replaced Jess Cagle after he was bumped upstairs to run Time Inc.'s relatively robust People Magazine. But EW alumnae are all over the media landscape. EW writer Josh Rottenberg is joining the La Times to replace ex-la Times senior film reporter John Horn, now learning how to be a daily radio host at Kpcc FM. Writer Nicole Sperling, on the other hand, preferred to leave the Lat to return to her old digs at EW. Alumnus Doug Brod just took over as editor-in-chief of TV Guide, with ex-Variety TV editor Michael Schneider as his executive editor. (He in turn is filling in for Horn at Kim Masters' weekly Kcrw radio show The Business, along with THR news editor Matt Belloni.) EW »
- Anne Thompson
Veteran entertainment journalist Josh Rottenberg is joining the Los Angeles Times’ Calendar section as a senior film reporter. Rottenberg most recently worked at Entertainment Weekly, and previously covered Hollywood for InStyle and Fast Company to name a few. Also read: La Times Journalist John Horn Joins Kpcc for Entertainment Show Longtime film writer John Horn recently departed the L.A. Times for Kpcc. EW has lost a number of staffers in recent months. Rottenberg was laid off in April, along with longtime movie critic Owen Gleiberman, music critic Nick Catucci and staff writer Annie Barrett. Also read: Time Inc. Shakeup: »
- Eric Czuleger
Jon Steinberg, former president and chief operating officer of BuzzFeed, is joining the U.K.'s Daily Mail as CEO of MailOnline, its digital operation in the United States. “I am delighted that Jon will be joining MailOnline as the Chief Executive of our North America operation,” MailOnline Publisher Martin Clarke said in a statement posted on the website Sunday. “Jon is the perfect person to lead the charge as we grow and mature as a product in the Us and also to help us expand globally.” Also read: La Times Journalist John Horn Joins Kpcc for Entertainment Show Steinberg, »
- Anita Bennett
Veteran Los Angeles Times entertainment journalist John Horn has joined Kpcc, the radio station announced Tuesday. Horn will join Kpcc as a host for an upcoming arts and entertainment program, which will hit the airwaves this fall. Horn will fill one of five slots on the new show. “Horn is bringing his formidable insight, interviewing and writing skills, and industry connections to Kpcc as it embarks on one of its most ambitious programming efforts since the launch of Take Two in 2012.” Kpcc said in a statement. Horn confirmed the announcement via Twitter: After an amazing 12 years at the La Times, »
- Matthew Bramlett
Longtime Los Angeles Times film reporter John Horn is leaving the newspaper to host public radio station Kpcc’s upcoming arts and entertainment program.
Horn has been the lead film writer at the L.A. Times since 2002 and regularly moderates live events at the Academy, the Telluride Film Festival, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and “The Envelope” screening series. He previously wrote for Newsweek and the Associated Press and was an editor at Premiere.
After an amazing 12 years at the La Times, I have joined @Kpcc to host the public radio station's new daily entertainment and culture show.—
John Horn (@JGHorn) May 13, 2014
Kpcc says this is its most ambitious programming effort since the launch of “Take Two” in 2012.
As host of the untitled program, Horn will anchor coverage that will serve as a daily chronicle of creativity and culture in Los Angeles.
The station says the program will profile original thinkers, »
- Nikara Johns
“If I had to make [Noah Baumbach’s 1995 pic] Kicking and Screaming today, I’d make it for $50,000, not $1 million,” said producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Insidious, Whiplash) at his SXSW keynote address on Sunday. In a conversation with the Los Angeles Times’ John Horn, Blum blended his own producer origin story with practical advice for filmmakers seeking to emulate his rise to top of Hollywood’s low-budget horror hierarchy. “Don’t wait for the industry to go forward,” he told the crowd, explaining that his own career was accelerated when he learned from a past error: passing on The Blair […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Back in 2008 I posted an article headlined "MTV Proves Their Irrelevance with 2008 MTV Movie Award Winners". Since then I haven't posted an article announcing any of the winners at the MTV Movie Awards and only last year did I begin posting the nominees once again. This morning I posted the list of 2014 MTV Movie Award nominees and one of the first comments was, "Since when does Ros cover the MTV awardsc This doesn't feel right." I can understand the sentiment, but in this day and age is there much of an argument that makes an award show such as the Oscars any more prestigious than the MTV Movie Awardsc Just a couple days ago, John Horn at the "Los Angeles Times" quoted two Oscar voters who privately admitted they didn't see 12 Years a Slave but voted for it anyway. They didn't watch it because they felt it "would be upsetting »
- Brad Brevet
Santa Barbara, Calif. — After dancing across the stage at the Arlington Theatre to start a two-hour salute to her work on the big screen, Oprah Winfrey sat down across from moderator John Horn of the La Times and made it clear from the outset that she was under "no illusion" about her "body of work," as she playfully referred to her scant work as a film actress throughout the evening. "God bless the editor who put that together," she said of the typical introductory clip package that kicked off the Montecito Award tribute off. Yes, Winfrey has only starred in »
- Kristopher Tapley
Santa Barbara -- The 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Montecito Award was presented on Wednesday evening to Montecito's most celebrated resident, Oprah Winfrey, before a capacity crowd at Santa Barbara's historic Arlington Theatre. Almost immediately upon dancing onto the stage and taking her seat across from the moderator, Los Angeles Times columnist John Horn, Winfrey, who turned 60 last week, made light of the fact that she was receiving an award for her collective cinematic "body of work." She openly acknowledged that it encompasses fewer than a half-dozen films over 29 years -- The Color Purple (1985), Native
- Scott Feinberg
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which kicks off January 30 and runs through February 9, has revealed its first weekend of panelists. Check out a detailed listing of what’s happening, below. The second weekend panelists will be announced soon. Ticket info is on Sbiff’s website.-Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, at the Lobero Theatre will be the Movers and Shakers panel, which brings together some of today’s most established producers to discuss their current projects and their vision of American cinema within the Hollywood system. Moderated by Los Angeles Times film writer John Horn, this year’s panelists include: Albert Berger (Nebraska), Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club), Dana Brunetti (Captain Phillips), Dede Gardner (12 Years a Slave), Joey McFarland (producer, Wolf of Wall Street) Charles Roven (American Hustle), Gaby Tana (Philomena) and Ron Yerxa (Nebraska). -Following the producer’s panel at 2:00 p.m., is »
- Beth Hanna
Although vacation may be winding down, one should dedicate some time to the hours and hours of useful conversations from this year’s top talent. Featuring a variety of filmmaking aspects, we’ve had directors, actors and actresses (times 3), producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, breakthrough talents, casting directors, documentary helmers and composers, and today we have another talk with directors, thanks to Los Angeles Times’ Envelope Screening Series. Moderated by John Horn, the [...] »
- Jordan Raup
11 items from 2014
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