Darby Maloney Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Frame
Darby C. Maloney is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for Southern California Public Radio. She works on KPCC's daily arts and entertainment program, The Frame.
Prior to joining KPCC, Darby covered the entertainment industry as producer of KCRW’s "The Business" and the "Hollywood Breakdown." While at KCRW, she launched "The Spin-off," a monthly podcast about television, contributed to other culture shows such as "Unfictional," and her work on "The Business" earned numerous awards including two Gracies, a Golden Mike, and a National Entertainment Journalism Award.
In 2006-2007 she was a contributing producer to the "This American Life" television series on Showtime. In the episode "Growth Spurt," she produced the story "Lights, Camera, Traction" about a group of people at the Burbank Senior Artists Colony who made a short film and in the process discovered what it means to be young. From 2008-2010 she helped launch and produce the web-series "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" with NOVA and WGBH. The series was nominated for a Webby and won a Streamy in that time.
Prior to her career in producing, Darby was a psychotherapist who was trained in psychoanalysis. She has a BA in English from Northwestern University and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.
Stories by Darby Maloney
Summer used to be the dead zone for new TV. But in today's era there's plenty of good shows if you know where to look.
In its short history, crowdfunding has led to some large controversies. But the creators of this new documentary want to show how inspirational crowdfunding can be.
Kurt Sutter is making the move from TV's "Sons of Anarchy" to film with "Southpaw." He discusses making the movie without Eminem and why his new boxing movie is unique.
Disney CEO Bob Iger gave a preview this week of the massive park and resort in Shanghai that's been 16 years and $5.5 billion in the making.
Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez worked with the experiment's originator, professor, Philip Zimbardo, to re-create a notorious chapter in academic research.
In her new stage show, "The Bitch is Back: An All Too Intimate Conversation," the writer and performer mines her life and that of anyone within earshot.
Carlos Marques-Marcet is the director of the new indie film about the struggles of a couple navigating a long distance relationship via modern technology
Choreographer Allison Faulk and her team worked with the actors to play to their strengths when developing the film's dance sequences.
The film follows vigilante groups on both sides of the border, revealing a battle that can't easily be characterized as good-versus-bad.
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary by Liz Garbus that looks at Nina Simone's civil rights efforts, passions and inner demons.
Patricia Riggen directed "The 33," one of the last films the iconic composer worked on, and she remembers what made him such a special collaborator.
Dolphin's was one of L.A.'s first African-American-owned record stores, founded by the innovator John Dolphin. A hit stage musical tells the story.
Patrick Clair, the mind behind the main title sequences for both seasons of "True Detective," breaks down how he moved the visuals from Louisiana to the Golden State.
Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" follows Malcolm, a kid from Inglewood, on an L.A. adventure. "I think film needs to start reflecting [diversity], or it's going to become a dinosaur."
When we first met the director at Sundance, he’d just completed the movie and we were one of his first interviews. The film's dedicated to his father, and he let us know what that meant.