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

  • Mike Judge's satire 'Idiocracy' gets a timely 10th-anniversary rerelease

    Mike Judge's satire 'Idiocracy' gets a timely 10th-anniversary rerelease

    The Mike Judge film "Idiocracy" was a box-office disappointment when it came out in 2006. Maybe the film was just ahead of its time. At an election moment when "Idiocracy" might, ahem, resonate with ‎a larger audience, the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is bringing back the film for a 10th-anniversary...

  • Revisiting Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's movies in divorce-enabled hindsight

    Revisiting Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's movies in divorce-enabled hindsight

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce is surprising this Tuesday because the pair had seemed a picture of — and spent a lot of time talking about — marital stability. Of course in a country where about half of marriages end in divorce, they'd hardly be the first couple to put a shiny facade on...

  • It's OK to cry, and other lessons learned at this year's Toronto Film Festival

    It's OK to cry, and other lessons learned at this year's Toronto Film Festival

    This time of year, anyone with a studio email address or an undergrad film-studies class under his or her belt will tell you about the movie that will rock your world, "Boyhood"-style But there are crystal balls and there are crystal balls. For true portents of where the movie globe is spinning...

  • 'People v. O.J. Simpson' at the Emmy Awards: A new verdict on the case

    'People v. O.J. Simpson' at the Emmy Awards: A new verdict on the case

    Emmys 2016: Tatiana Maslany, Rami Malek, ‘Game of Thrones' and Jimmy Kimmel lead a gala that reflects TV's bold new age Sept. 19, 2016, 12:40 p.m. What will Sunday's 68th Primetime Emmy Awards be remembered for? “Game of Thrones” won best drama series, while “Veep” took home the top comedy award....

  • 'People v. O.J. Simpson' at Emmy Awards: A new verdict on the case

    'People v. O.J. Simpson' at Emmy Awards: A new verdict on the case

    It was Sarah Paulson’s moment — but it belonged just as much to Marcia Clark. Paulson had just won the Emmy for lead actress in a limited series or movie for her portrayal of the former L.A. County prosecutor in FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and she used her time onstage...

  • Emmys 2016: VR makes a (small) stand

    Emmys 2016: VR makes a (small) stand

    When the Emmys telecast get underway Sunday night, it will honor the best that traditional entertainment has to offer, from network-based shows like "Game of Thrones" to streamed programs such as "Transparent." But a small bit of TV history was made recently when a piece of virtual-reality content...

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