Los Angeles Times

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

  • Bill Cosby's accuser does not have to testify before trial, judge rules

    Bill Cosby's accuser does not have to testify before trial, judge rules

    In a rebuff to Bill Cosby, a judge has ruled that the entertainer’s accuser won’t have to take the stand before Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges begins. The ruling streamlines the process by which Cosby’s case will reach a trial and limits the opportunity for the defense to garner information...

  • Ivan Reitman to the 'Ghostbusters' haters: Wait and see

    Ivan Reitman to the 'Ghostbusters' haters: Wait and see

    Paul Feig’s new “Ghostbusters” movie has been one of the most scrutinized of the year, with a flood of pre-release debate over the need for an update. Then there’s that much-disliked trailer. But Ivan Reitman, the mastermind behind the original and a guiding force on the new film, has a message:...

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