Steven Zeitchik


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 nominations 2015: Six snubs and surprises
    Oscar nominations 2015: Six snubs and surprises

    The announcement of this season's Oscar nominations from on Thursday offered its share of expected honorees ("Boyhood, "Birdman") and plenty of other unexpected ones. Who was in that observers thought would be out, and vice versa? Here are a half-dozen of the most notable snubs and surprises.

  • DGA nods have their share of surprises
    DGA nods have their share of surprises

    The Directors Guild of America has announced its choices for its top five filmmakers of 2014. And like so many areas of this edition of Hollywood's film award season, it contains its share of eyebrow-raisers.