Steven Zeitchik


Steven Zeitchik is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer who covered film and the larger world of Hollywood for the paper from 2009 to 2017, 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

  • Hollywood's publicity paradox on Donald Trump

    Hollywood's publicity paradox on Donald Trump

    President Trump has been weighing in a lot lately on media and entertainment personalities. But those personalities also have been weighing in on him. Or, more accurately, weighing whether to weigh in on him.‎ The newly released Hollywood Reporter 100 — an indication, or at least confirmation,...

  • Exploring the 1st Amendment in a time of Trump-MSNBC showdowns

    Exploring the 1st Amendment in a time of Trump-MSNBC showdowns

    Many Americans felt anxious after the election of Donald Trump. But few harbored the dread that Brian Knappenberger did. The documentary filmmaker, who specializes in government suppression and surveillance stories, was in the final stages of editing “Nobody Speak," about Hulk Hogan's crippling...

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