Michelle Lanz Associate Producer, The Frame
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
The filmmaker talks about casting Jack O'Connell in the lead role, how the films of John Carpenter influenced him, and how he found a 9-year-old scene-stealing actor in a boxing gym.
Matt Zoller Seitz has put together a follow-up to his “The Wes Anderson Collection" book that digs deep into the creative process behind the filmmaker's Oscar-winning film.
The host of "Comedy Bang Bang" stopped by our studio recently to talk about how he puts the show together, what makes him laugh and what his typical work day looks like.
Miller came by The Frame studio recently to talk about the genesis of the idea, how Malkovich became his muse and how he managed to recreate the photos.
Lennon stopped by The Frame studio — armed with a bottle of hand sanitizer — to talk about the difference between network and cable TV, his experience as a studio screenwriter and how he shares a lot of Felix Unger's idiosyncrasies.
Writer/producer Simon Rich talks about adapting his book for a TV series and how he came up with the idea for those absurdist love stories.
The best-selling author stopped by The Frame to talk about his role in the adaptation of Harry Bosch for TV and what it was like to finally see his iconic character on screen.
The director talks about the origins and process of creating the epic story-within-a-story that is at the center of “The Grand Budapest Hotel."
We caught up with Nicotero while he was on set in Atlanta filming season five to ask him what it takes to be cast a walker on the show.
Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski talks about his unique method of filmmaking, the struggle to get "Ida" made, and how he discovered his lead actress.
McCreary talks about the current landscape of music on television, cutting his teeth on "Battlestar Galactica" and the enjoyable restrictions of working on a period piece.
Alfonso Gómez-Rejón found comfort in the story that reflected his own process of dealing with an emotional loss.
One of Canada's most talented young filmmakers goes in-depth on the gripping movie that might prove to be his breakout film.
Director Gabe Polsky talks about the connection between sports and politics and just what it was that made the Soviet hockey team the best on the planet.
The composer received his first Oscar nomination in 1989 for “Rain Man.” Now he has his 9th nod, for Christopher Nolan's space epic, “Interstellar.”