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 Take Two and AirTalk.
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 young filmmaker survived "the worst pitch of all time" to persuade one of his heroes to come onboard for the animated family film about the Day of the Dead.
The comedian, best known as Tina from "Bob's Burgers," talks about overcoming performance anxiety and how he came to voice such a popular TV character.
The couple explains why being married to your business partner isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and how the name "Team Downey" came to be.
John Leonetti was the cinematographer on "The Conjuring," which grossed $318 million worldwide. Now he takes over the directing duties on the prequel, "Annabelle."
The director stopped by The Frame studios this week to talk about his latest film, which is adapted from the novel by Chad Kultgen.
It's been 13 years since the director and actor worked together on "Training Day" — surprising given that their collaboration garnered Washington a Best Actor Oscar.
For pianist Cathlene Pineda, the words of L.A.'s first poet laureate, Eloise Klein Healy, inspired "The California Suite," debuting at the Angel City Jazz Festival.
The actress' research institute has released new data showing that women aren’t just getting a short shrift here in the U.S., but in movies and TV all around the world.
The actor was concerned that the role was too close to his character in 'Taken,' but writer/director Scott Frank came up with a persuasive argument.
Kevin Smith screens his horror film "Tusk" to Toronto Film Fest audience. "I can still show 'em something new after two decades doing the job."
The quieter half of Penn & Teller co-directs a novel Shakespeare staging with Aaron Posner at South Coast Repertory, featuring music by Waits and Kathleen Brennan.
Brad Colburn profits from people watching him play online. The growing phenomenon explains why Amazon just bought the streaming service, Twitch, for $970 million.
The movie director talks about how he heard about the rap mogul's shooting, and what he hopes the message of his documentary on Knight's career will be.
Randall Lobb, who by day is a high school English teacher, is the filmmaker behind "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
The new film "I, Origins" from director Mike Cahill is a fascinating film that explores the relationship between science and spirituality.