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

El Niño and a raccoon helped Robin Swicord make 'Wakefield' on a budget

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Piano virtuoso Yuja Wang does more than tickle the ivories — she slays them

The 30-year-old musician is one of the classical world's most talked-about and praised artists. She's performing over two weekends with the L.A. Philharmonic.

Netflix's 'The Get Down': Baz Luhrmann wasn't returning either way

Before Netflix announced there would be no second season of the ambitious and expensive series, the filmmaker said he would bow out.

Making the Netflix crime series 'The Keepers' was 'sickening' for filmmaker Ryan White

The documentary investigates a mysterious murder, but then finds a bigger story about sexual abuse and the power of the Catholic Church in Maryland.

To 'Guardians' director James Gunn, music not just an afterthought

There's a ton of pop music in the film — mostly '70s and '80s tunes — that are personally selected by Gunn.

How teaching English in China led 'The Wall' screenwriter to big break

Dwain Worrell was teaching English in China when he submitted a screenplay through Amazon's open submission site. Weeks later he was headed back to the US with a movie deal in hand.

'The Handmaid's Tale': Yvonne Strahovski gives emotional depth to a villain

The actress talks about becoming Serena Joy Waterford, filming during the U.S. presidential election, and why this character was so hard to let go of.

Sex and violence reign supreme in the NSFW TV adaptation of 'American Gods'

"American Gods" showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green talk about the portrayals of sex, violence and religion in the series, based on the Neil Gaiman novel.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead said yes to 'Fargo' without even reading a script

For Winstead, this role was several years in the making. She’d been in talks with “Fargo” series creator Noah Hawley ever since the FX show began, but no role was quite right for her ... until now.

'Lost City of Z' director: Filmmakers must be 'relentlessly egotistical'

Doing justice to a life story as insane and multifaceted as explorer Percy Fawcett’s was a challenge for writer/director James Gray.

Debra Winger is back on the big screen on her own terms in 'The Lovers'

After a successful acting career in the 1980s and early '90s, Winger grew tired of Hollywood and actually left the business for more than five years. She's back in "The Lovers."

How 'Handmaid's Tale' director Reed Morano brought Margaret Atwood's dystopia to life

Director-producer Reed Morano discusses how her team adapted Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel for a modern television audience.

'Sleight' writer/director J.D. Dillard's journey from receptionist to filmmaker

Dillard was once a receptionist for J.J. Abrams' production company, but he's since landed his first film at Sundance, which is about to open in theaters.

'MST3K' host Jonah Ray and the art of riffing on really bad movies

It’s been 17 years since the original series went off the air, but the show has remained a cult favorite ever since.

'Horizon Zero Dawn' game actress Ashly Burch isn't 'just a gun with legs'

The voice actress for the popular video game, "Horizon Zero Dawn" challenges assumptions about female characters in games.