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

  • Tribeca Fest: 'Betting on Zero' stirs Herbalife waters

    Tribeca Fest: 'Betting on Zero' stirs Herbalife waters

    Over a turbulent few years, the Herbalife controversy has transfixed the business community. The L.A.-based nutrition company has been at the center of a high-stakes play involving the hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman, who has alleged the company operates as a pyramid scheme and staked a $1-billion...

  • Tribeca: Demetri Martin, Oren Moverman among the festival's jury prize winners

    Comedian Demetri Martin's directorial effort "Dean," the Palestinian hip-hop movie "Junction 48" and the police-centric documentary "Do Not Resist" were the big jury prize winners at the Tribeca Film Festival, the festival said Thursday."Dean," which won the U.S. narrative prize, tells the story...

  • Will there ever be another film like 'Purple Rain'?

    Will there ever be another film like 'Purple Rain'?

    The world mourns the loss of Prince: Latest news and reactions April 23 2016, 4:04 PM Across the planet the world mourns the loss of musician and creator Prince, who died Thursday morning in his home recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn.Read the obituary: Music great Prince dies at 57Spike Lee...

  • Prince's movie legacy: Will there ever be another like 'Purple Rain'?

    Prince's movie legacy: Will there ever be another like 'Purple Rain'?

    It feels strange to write an item about The Kid on the day he died. But Prince was in many ways about immortality -- his music was timeless, his face never seemed to age -- so perhaps there's something apt about it too.The Kid was, of course, the character Prince played in his 1984 musical-drama...

  • What's old is new: MTV plots a major return to music

    What's old is new: MTV plots a major return to music

    For much of the modern era, the word music in the MTV acronym has been an afterthought, a vestige of an earlier time and identity.That's all about to change. Under the guidance of new President Sean Atkins, the youth network is embarking on a redo that will put music at its center.With ratings...

  • Tribeca Fest: A new VR piece could spark a music-video revolution

    Tribeca Fest: A new VR piece could spark a music-video revolution

    Pity the poor music video. First it was maligned for overuse, then it calcified into cliche. And just when it might have reinvented itself, it went away.In recent years, the video has come back a bit, thanks to YouTube and Vevo. But that's a revival largely of platform, not content. The ways music...

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