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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
The longtime executive revisits her path in the book of essays, “You Don’t Look Your Age ... and Other Fairy Tales.”
The documentary examines how The Grateful Dead found its sound and community, and made the charismatic Jerry Garcia a reluctant leader.
Charlie Brooker and his co-executive producer, Annabel Jones, talk about their dark sci-fi series that's been likened to a modern-day "Twilight Zone."
While the on-going saga in D.C. played out on CNN this week, the broadcast networks were in New York City wooing advertisers and press with new Fall shows.
Don't be mistaken, "Downward Dog" is not the "Mr Ed" of 2017. Instead, the ABC comedy gives a fresh take on the talking animal genre and in the process illuminates something about modern day relationships.
The documentary, "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story," profiles a storyboard artist and researcher who worked with Mike Nichols, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and others.
In 'Risk' Laura Poitras set out to document how Julian Assange and Wikileaks are changing journalism, what she found is a lot more complicated.
How does the sexism is HBO's "Silicon Valley" compare to the real tech world? How about Hollywood? Recode's Kara Swisher and actress Suzanne Cryer discuss.
As the A&E series "Bates Motel" comes to an end, co-creator Kerry Ehrin and star Vera Farmiga look back at how they created and fell in love with the character of Norma Bates.
After a quarter-century of examining wealth in its many permutations, the photographer and filmmaker says she finds overlapping themes in the new president's rise.
For Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, being the parents of two black teenage boys helped fuel their desire to create "Shots Fired."
"Harlots" co-creator Moira Buffini on how London was the sex capital of the world in the 1760s and why her show imagines that world from the POV of the women who worked it.
The longtime partners made their reputation on small-budget, character-driven films, but they jumped at the chance for a $60 million sci-fi movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Howard Ashman didn't live to see the immense cultural impact his work at Disney would ultimately have. He died of AIDS in 1991 before "Beauty and the Beast" was completed.
When CEO Deborah Borda came to Los Angeles in 2000, the Philharmonic was in a state of disarray. Seventeen years later, it's among the world's most prosperous symphony orchestras.