Darby Maloney

Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Frame

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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

Oscars 2015: How 'Paranormal Activity' got Jason Blum to the Academy Awards

The producer's company is synonymous with low-budget genre movies, but now he's co-produced Best Picture nominee "Boyhood" — and he's attending the Academy Awards.

Documentary shows the intensity a veterans' crisis center

The short documentary, "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," produced by Dana Perry and directed by Ellen Goosenberg Kent, goes inside the only crisis hotline center for veterans in the United States.

Oscars 2015: Sandra Adair has edited nearly 20 films for Linklater

From "Dazed and Confused" to "Boyhood," Adair has been Richard Linklater's most trusted editor. Five years into the 12-year production, she saw "Boyhood" coming together.

Juliano Salgado: I made 'The Salt of the Earth' to 'find out who my father was'

The Oscar-nominated documentary was really an attempt to overcome a stunted relationship between a world-renowned photographer and his son.

With similar journeys, two American photographers document Europe

Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro both work in black and white and both picked up cameras at an early age. But their focus is very different.

'The Jinx' director is flattered by comparison to 'Serial'

Andrew Jarecki says his HBO documentary series about alleged killer Robert Durst will be less ambiguous than the popular public radio podcast.

Oscars 2015: Foreign film nominee 'Wild Tales' is six movies in one

In this anthology of short films, Argentine writer/director Damián Szifrón says his characters "react to injustice or abuse of power in a way that we all wish we could, but never do."

A composer is inspired by Gehry's architecture for 'Frank's House'

Andrew Norman interprets the architect's process in creating his Santa Monica residence in a musical composition to be performed by the L.A. Chamber Orchestra.

Cheating death and finding love: Making the film 'Meru'

Adventure photographer Jimmy Chin is a subject, cinematographer, and co-director of the Sundance award-winning documentary "Meru." He and his wife/co-director Chai Vasarhelyi tell The Frame about the

Sundance documentaries show how people escape through movies

"Escaping into a movie" is a phrase that can be thrown around a little too casually. But in the case of two new documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, it's real.

'Doc McStuffins' counts Michelle Obama among its fans

Over more than two seasons on the air, the show has become a cultural reference point for discussing race on television.

Sundance 2015: 'Dope' filmmaker gets courted at Sundance

The filmmaker of "Dope," one of the buzziest movies at the festival, talks about the wild ride of premiering the movie.

'The Hunger Games' producer on why women get paid less in Hollywood

Former Disney Studios executive Nina Jacobson breaks down the industry's gender pay gap, an open secret that was exposed in Sony's computer hack.

Producer of 'Dear White People' says Hollywood will get more diverse

Stephanie Allain, an executive producer of "Dear White People," says Oscar nominations will change when there are more opportunities for non-white filmmakers.

An artist devotes a museum to himself in his apartment

Picasso and Dali have their own museums. Why not 39-year-old Bert Rodriguez? Make sure you visit the gift shop, er, gift shelf.