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 couple's status as L.A. legends gained global fame in 1996 thanks to their appearance in the Vince Vaughn-Jon Favreau movie, “Swingers.”
Oliver is a rising star in the film business, having attracted attention for her collaboration with fellow Stanford alumna Issa Rae on the web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl."
There's no shortage of swords, daggers and axes on "Game of Thrones." But no weapon is just a set piece. Tommy Dunne sees to that.
Larissa FastHorse's play is part of Cornerstone Theater's "Hunger Cycle" of shows that look beyond physical hunger to examine cultural longing.
She's a rarity among film composers, who are overwhelmingly male and white, but Bostic has carved out a career simply by dedicating herself to the work.
Rachel Bloom, the star and co-creator of the unconventional show, was inspired by everyone and everything, from Stephen Sondheim to "South Park."
The Frame's host, John Horn, visited the CinemaCon exhibit floor to get an idea of how theater owners are hoping to keep you going back to the multiplex.
The exhibition model as it exists today could change as the upstart Screening Room service proposes to make new releases available in homes. Theater owners exec John Fithian says traditional venues should remain the first option for studio films.
How an American comedian and an Irish actress created one of the funniest shows about the dark drama of family life.
Kusama stopped by The Frame to talk about independent filmmaking, how "The Invitation" came to her and how women have a harder time finding long careers in Hollywood.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's latest work, "Father Comes Home From The Wars," connects the notion of freedom from the Civil War to the present-day.
The fake reality show about high-end Los Angeles real estate agents is a comedy version of all those house-hunting shows on networks like HGTV and Bravo.
In advance of the tour for "Dig in Deep," Bonnie Raitt reflects on her development as a musician, the influence of B.B. King, and her passion for social activism.
The young actress got a huge break with the HBO series — but everyone wants her to keep playing the same kind of character.
In "The People vs. O.J. Simpson," actor Courtney B. Vance plays the attorney who turned a murder trial into a national debate on black-white relations.