Michelle Lanz Associate Producer, The Frame

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Michelle Lanz is the Associate Producer for The Frame, KPCC's arts, entertainment and culture show. Prior to joining The Frame she worked as the digital producer for KPCC's Take Two and AirTalk shows.

Before coming to KPCC, Michelle worked at KCET as the Associate Producer for New Media, where she developed web content for KCET's programming and steered social media efforts for the station. She was first bitten by the public radio bug as an intern for NPR's Day to Day program in 2008.

She has also worked as an editor for MSN's Wonderwall entertainment site, as a web producer for Marketplace and as a contributing editor to the L.A. Times’ Metromix publication.

Lanz earned her master's degree in journalism in 2009 from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School.


Stories by Michelle Lanz

Shark Week: Can music change the public's perception of sharks?

J. Ralph is an Academy Award-nominated composer. But his latest project is on a much smaller scale and a much smaller screen — the Discovery Channel.

Deadheads prepare for frenzied final Grateful Dead shows in Chicago

When The Grateful Dead announced that they would be playing a handful of shows that would be both a celebration of the band's 50 years and also their final shows, people lost their minds.

Fat actresses still often defined by size while 'dadbods' become cool

Actress Julie Brister talked with the Frame about what it's like being a "Fat Amy"-sized actress in Hollywood, and how she's been able to take roles that aren't demeaning.

How TV shows like 'Modern Family' helped shape perceptions of same-sex marriage (POLL)

Salon writer Andrew O'Hehir and an MIT professor Edward Schiappa weigh in on how the portrayal of same-sex couples on television has affected real perceptions.

How 'Inside Out' was made, according to the Pixar team

In “Inside Out,” Pixar had to create a place where no one had ever been before: the mind of an 11-year-old girl. That meant researching how a real brain actually works.

5 lessons from 'Jurassic World's' $524 million opening

“Jurassic World” just had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history, grossing $208.8 million domestically and more than $524 million globally.

A Father's Day stroll helped Pixar's Pete Docter crack the code for 'Inside Out'

Director Pete Docter and his co-director, Ronnie Del Carmen, reveal the inspirations and challenges behind Pixar's latest film.

Inside Out: Touring Pixar to find out what makes their movies special

As the studio preps to release “Inside Out” next week, its first film since 2013, we visited Pixar's campus to find out about their space and their creative process.

How comedians get their messages spread all over the Internet

The Atlantic's Megan Garber explains why the comedy world has changed to more frequently take on issues like sexism, racism and unquestioned social conventions.

Photek on remixing Bob Marley, scoring 'How To Get Away With Murder'

The L.A.-based producer known as Photek has remixed both Daft Punk and Bob Marley. He’s also the composer for ABC’s series “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Paul Feig on directing and writing for funny women

Feig tells us how he makes movies like "Bridesmaids," the new "Spy" and the upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters," how he got into and out of movie directing jail and shares his creative process.

'Monster Maker' Rick Baker prepares to retire and auction off career-spanning creature collection

Rick Baker has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and he's won seven. But despite considerable success, he is now retiring from show business.

Angel Romero brings 'Concierto de Aranjuez' back to LA Phil

Romero made his U.S. debut at age 16 with the "Concierto de Aranjuez" at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic. This series of performances marks his highly anticipated return.

Creating all-female Avengers 'A-Force' and Muslim hero Ms. Marvel

G. Willow Wilson is a Muslim woman who's also writing top books at Marvel Comics, creating both their first lead Muslim superhero and writing the new all-female Avengers, A-Force.

'Mad Max: Fury Road': How 15 years of design made 'the last real action film'

"We wanted to make it the last real action film, and to do the stunts as real as possible. And so we designed all of that into the vehicles as we went."