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

Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' had therapists on set

Angelina Jolie discovered author Loung Ung's memoir 17 years ago while filming in Cambodia. Now, she's bringing Ung's experience of the Khmer Rouge regime to the screen.

Latin American art that highlights the complexity of cultural identity

"It is too reductive that we know precisely what is Latin American cultural identity, or Latino cultural identity of Los Angeles."

Ai Wei Wei's 'Human Flow' is about more than the refugee crisis — it's about our humanity

Ai Wei Wei's feature doc takes an on-the-ground look at the migrant crisis in 23 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Meet the man behind the border art that everyone is talking about

The work is a billboard-sized photographic cutout of a who seems to be peeking over the border wall between U.S. and Mexico.

Kira Kelly is a rarity: A female, African-American cinematographer

She has an Emmy nomination for Ava DuVernay's documentary, "13th," and that led to her working on the filmmaker's "Queen Sugar."

The surprising ubiquity of artist KC Green's 'This Is Fine' meme

The illustrator discusses the meaning of the comic where "This is Fine" originated and the meme's impact on popular culture and his own life.

How 'Master of None's' music supervisor got one of the coolest jobs in the world

Hint: A major vinyl addiction helped.

How this veteran actress went from 0 to 2 Emmy nominations in a year

Her career has spanned more than 30 years, with roles in everything from "The X-Files" to "True Detective." Now, she's finally getting widespread recognition.

Venezuelan president calls out Dudamel on TV, then cancels youth orchestra's U.S. tour

In a recent televised news conference, Maduro said he didn’t understand why Dudamel would want to get involved in political matters.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau goes from ‘Game of Thrones’ to gangster

The "Game of Thrones" star — Jaime Lannister himself — talks about the HBO show and his role in the new film "Shot Caller."

With 'Logan Lucky,' Steven Soderbergh might upend the studio system

The iconoclastic director returns to features with a strategy that takes independent filmmaking to another level.

'Good Time': Robert Pattinson transforms into a Queens bank robber

The "Twilight" star talks about what it was like working with the Safdie brothers and taking on a Queens accent.

Director Bryan Fogel spins into Olympic doping scandal with 'Icarus'

The documentary filmmaker and competitive cyclist takes a bike ride with John Horn to discuss how he met the key architect in the Russian Olympic doping program.

Tiler Peck shows ballet is much more than 'Swan Lake'

Dancer Tiler Peck hopes to showcase the diversity of ballet in her show BalletNow, at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

'Kuso': Inside the twisted minds of Flying Lotus and animator David Firth

Don’t expect to see it pop up at your neighborhood Cineplex. It’s a film that’s definitely NOT for the easily queasy.