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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

  • Documentary 'Rat Film' explores Baltimore's rodent problem — and much more

    Documentary 'Rat Film' explores Baltimore's rodent problem — and much more

    Of all the creative types grappling with their role in the Donald Trump era, documentarians face possibly the trickiest scenario. They’re expected to respond to the world around them with relevant nonfiction stories. But they also have to take their time to craft those stories, in a news cycle...


    The Oscars are using a preferential voting system this year to determine the best-picture winner. Although attempting to understand the system can sometimes feel a little like trying to divine the secrets of cold fusion, the system is actually logical - sort of. Whereas all other categories will...