Steven Zeitchik

Writer

Steven Zeitchik is a Los Angeles Times staff writer who has been covering film and the larger world of Hollywood for the paper since 2009, exploring the personalities, issues, content and consequences of both the creative and business (and, increasingly, digital) aspects of our screen entertainment. He previously covered entertainment beats at Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, has contributed arts and culture pieces to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the New York Times and has done journalistic tours of duty in Jerusalem and Berlin. While at The Times he has also reported stories in cities ranging from Cairo to Krakow, though Hollywood can still seem like the most exotic destination of all.

Recent Articles

  • Is Jimmy Kimmel the right Oscars host for this Donald Trump moment?

    Is Jimmy Kimmel the right Oscars host for this Donald Trump moment?

    Modern Oscar telecasts, like upscale restaurants and traveling viruses, tend to get the hosts they deserve. Maybe it’s that producers intuit a prevailing vibe. Or maybe it’s just that a solid pro bends a ceremony to the moment. Whatever the reason, Academy Awards hosts can reflect a certain zeitgeist....

  • Gary Busey on Gary Busey: A conversation about his first stage role

    Gary Busey on Gary Busey: A conversation about his first stage role

    Gary Busey long ago merged his public persona with a character named Gary Busey. It's hard to pinpoint when the actor completed this transformation. It might have been when he had  what he calls a life-changing motorcycle accident nearly 30 years ago. Or perhaps it came more recently, in a series...

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