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

  • Oscar-nominated shorts enter waters features won't dare

    Oscar-nominated shorts enter waters features won't dare

    When the year’s best films are name-checked at the ‎Oscars on Sunday night, the list will cover a broad range of topics, including family (“Manchester by the Sea”), communication (“Arrival”), ambition (“La La Land”) and race and sexuality (“Moonlight”). The most potent global issue of recent years...

  • FilmNation, the emerging Oscar powerhouse you've never heard of

    FilmNation, the emerging Oscar powerhouse you've never heard of

    Glen Basner, the head of the movie company FilmNation, leaned back in his downtown office and reflected on his firm's below-the-radar reputation. "Someone said to me the other day, 'You're the most influential film company no one knows,' " he said.‎ "And we like that. Both parts of it." When the...

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