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

Maysles' penultimate film tells 93-year-old style icon Iris Apfel's story

The film's producers Laura Coxson and Rebekah Maysles talked about the legacy of Maysles Films and say the production company likely won't live on after Albert's death.

'Age of Ultron' composer Brian Tyler tells the secrets of iconic themes

"If you're going to have music there, you should have it and you have something that says something," says Brian Tyler. He's done that on "Age of Ultron," "Furious 7" and many more.

'Montage of Heck' shows how Kurt Cobain's fear of ridicule turned into art

"It ends with Kurt saying 'I got out of class, and kids were there to make fun of me, and I couldn't handle the ridicule, so I went to the train tracks to kill myself.'"

'Gotham's' costume designer is totally fine with being called a 'control freak'

"Gotham" provides a new take on Batman's origin story. Lisa Padovani is the show's costume designer and took the Frame through how she draws her inspirations.

Havana Biennial: More than 30 years of art reaching out from Cuba

The Havana Biennial Art Exhibition shows off the art of what's seen as a politically repressive society, where there's a fine line to walk when it comes to making a statement.

CinemaCon 2015: Theater owners brace for concession calorie labeling

At this year’s CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater owners in Sin City, a lot of people are suddenly talking about calorie counting — of popcorn.

CinemaCon: MPAA head Chris Dodd targets piracy

Speaking at an annual film industry convention, the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America introduced a website where consumers can access content legally.

'Hercules vs. Vampires' brings campy, cult cinema to the LA Opera

Composer Patrick Morganelli talks about the difficulty of adapting the film for the stage and why he rewrote part of the score specifically for the L.A. performance.

'Unfriended' producers say creating suspense via computer screen is hard

"Unfriended" presented the difficulty of showing a whole movie on one computer screen, as well as trying to accurately capture millennials' Internet habits.

'Last Man on Earth' star Kristen Schaal owes her career to her stand-up show

A veteran stand-up comedian, Schaal co-hosts the Hot Tub comedy night, which she launched 10 years ago in New York and brought with her to L.A. two years ago.

Singer Delaram Kamareh on what she faced as a female vocalist in Iran

Kamareh is a soloist this weekend with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. In her home country Iran, women's voices aren't allowed to be heard alone.

'Daredevil': New Netflix show makes Marvel darker and bloodier

"Daredevil" executive producer Steven DeKnight joins the Frame to talk about why this series is so violent, the suit's design and why it's crucial to shoot in New York.

Judith Hill moves closer to stardom with her Prince-approved debut album 'Back In Time'

With a little help from the artist currently known as Prince, the longtime backup singer is ready to step into the spotlight by herself.

'Ex Machina' director Alex Garland says tech giants are 'NASA in the 1960s'

Alex Garland talks about how the Turing Test factors into "Ex Machina" and how a comic book artist helped him design his A.I. character, Ava.

De La Soul previews their new Kickstarter-funded album 'And the Anonymous Nobody'

De La Soul's David Jude Jolicoeur and Kelvin "Pos" Mercer talk sampling, making music without a record label and what you can expect from their new album.