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

  • In 'A Most Violent Year,' Oscar Isaac's brutal struggles
    In 'A Most Violent Year,' Oscar Isaac's brutal struggles

    Pop culture seems intent on taking us back to a time of urban grit and crime. On Fox this fall, “Gotham” will portray a city, clearly modeled on New York, that’s on a “razor’s edge” of violence, as one of its characters puts it in the first episode,  Now...

  • Scotland independence vote: The country's rich film legacy
    Scotland independence vote: The country's rich film legacy

    Scotland’s independence referendum on Thursday carries plenty of significance for the country and the world beyond. But regardless of your leanings on the IndyRef, Scotland has pretty much already won on the cinema stage, where a country of just 5 million — one-tenth the size of...

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