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Oscars news: Is Julianne Moore ('Maps to the Stars') in or out as Best Actress?

2 September 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

 Sasha Stone takes a look at the Best Actress race in the context of the potential absence of Cannes champ Julianne Moore ("Maps to the Stars"). "I personally think the role and her overdue status give her the stuff to drive it home to a win (think: Charlize Theron in 'Monster'). I also think it’s premature to assume the Oscar voters are too soft to handle a movie like this. Most of them came of age during Ken Russell and Robert Altman, for chrissakes." Awards Daily -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Host John Horn sits down with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to talk about "Birdman." Among the tasty tidbits, this on casting Michael Keaton: "I always have considered Michael Keaton to be a phenomenal actor because he navigates drama and comedy. He has been the bad guy, the funny guy, »

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Alejandro González Iñárritu on Why He Wanted Michael Keaton for Birdman

2 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In 1989, Michael Keaton became a star after playing the title role in Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns. He has continued to act in the two decades since, but none of those roles have been as big as the one under the cowl. When it was time to make Birdman, his dark comedy about a former superhero actor who tries to make a play for respectability by putting on a Broadway play, director Alejandro González Iñárritu knew that Keaton was the one, the guy who could "bring the authority, a kind of a meta-dialogue to the film." Birdman played the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend following its world premiere in Venice. John Horn, host of The Frame — a new daily arts and entertainment show that Southern California Public Radio's Kpcc will be launching soon — was there and spoke with Iñárritu about choosing his star. “I always »

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Listen to Jon Stewart at the Telluride Film Festival Talk About Directing His First Movie

1 September 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last summer, Jon Stewart took a break from The Daily Show in order to work. Specifically to work on directing his first movie, Rosewater, based on the 2009 story of a Iranian-born journalist (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) who returned home to cover the national election only to be jailed for nearly four months. The film had its world premiere Friday evening at the Telluride Film Festival. John Horn, host of The Frame — a new daily arts and entertainment show that Southern California Public Radio's Kpcc will be launching soon — is at Telluride and spoke to Stewart about how working on The Daily Show prepared him for his directorial debut and about what Stewart most wanted to avoid doing with the movie. You can listen to the interview at The Frame show page or subscribe over at iTunes here. »

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La Times Reporter Joe Flint Jumps Back to Wall Street Journal

25 July 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Los Angeles Times’ Joe Flint is leaving the paper and returning to the Wall Street Journal. Flint, who joined the Los Angeles Times in April 2009, broke the news on his Twitter account on Friday, writing, “Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the La Times for five great years.” Also read: La Times Journalist John Horn Joins Kpcc for Entertainment Show Prior to joining the Times, Flint had previously spent seven years at the Journal covering media. His career also includes stints as a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly and television editor. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Media Watch: EW Grads Seed the Publishing Landscape

16 June 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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 »

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EW Alum Josh Rottenberg Joins La Times as Senior Film Reporter

16 June 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Former BuzzFeed President & COO Jon Steinberg Joins Mailonline as CEO

15 June 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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, »

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La Times Journalist John Horn Joins Kpcc for Entertainment Show

13 May 2014 3:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Longtime L.A. Times Journalist John Horn Exits For Kpcc Radio Hosting Gig

13 May 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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Producer Jason Blum @SXSW: “If I Had to Make Kicking and Screaming Today, I’d Make It for $50,000…”

12 March 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“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

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Oscars vs. MTV Movie Awards: Is One Really More Prestigious than the Otherc

6 March 2014 10:11 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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 »

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Oprah reflects on 'The Color Purple,' America's disinterest in news and '12 Years a Slave'

6 February 2014 1:12 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Oprah Comes Home, Self-Deprecatingly Reflects on 'Body of Work'

5 February 2014 11:41 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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Santa Barbara Film Fest Lines Up First Weekend Panelists, Includes Dede Gardner, Dana Brunetti, Ron Yerxa and More

28 January 2014 8:32 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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

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Watch: 1-Hour Conversation With Spike Jonze, Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass & More

2 January 2014 4:30 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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

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