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

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney embark on second season of 'Ozark'

John Horn catches up with the stars of the Netflix series just before starting production on season 2.

Claes Bang: Working with Ruben Östlund on 'The Square' was like 'the Rolls Royce of acting'

The actor says performing dozens of takes on every scene was exhausting, but ultimately fulfilling.

Hollywood studios are trying hard to woo Quentin Tarantino for his next movie

Harvey Weinstein was known to call his studio, “The House That Quentin Built.” Now that the producer is out of business, Tarantino and his next film look for a new home.

'Intent To Destroy' director: 'Armenians deserve their 'Schindler's List''

The documentary looks at how Hollywood has depicted the Armenian Genocide, and how it also has been pressured — and agreed — to ignore that story.

Air raid sirens, a theremin and the L.A. Phil come together for 'War of the Worlds'

Downtown Los Angeles is the setting for an ambitious opera adaptation of Orson Welles' 1938 radio drama, created by Yuval Sharon.

SAG president: 'We must shift the culture' of silence and harassment in Hollywood

Gabrielle Carteris talks about the role that Hollywood’s guilds and unions have in curbing misconduct and in offering resources for their members.

How 'Bob’s Burgers’ writers Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux cook up the show’s perfect puns

"I think something being tremendously stupid is the heart of it," says Wendy Molyneux. "I think the less sense it truly makes, the more you think about it, the better that is."

Dan Auerbach on working with 'the best musicians in the world'

The Black Keys singer and guitarist talks about his solo album, "Working On a Song," and working with Nashville musicians.

Barry Keoghan couldn't keep a straight face while filming 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

The young actor talks about working with director Yorgos Lanthimos, taking acting tips from Colin Farrell, and eating a bowl of spaghetti in a scene with Nicole Kidman.

'The Florida Project' and the 'hidden homeless' living in Disney World's backyard

Sean Baker's film centers mainly on a six-year-old girl, her mother, and the other families who call a budget motel their home.

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.

'Bad Hombre': Jazz drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez's musical response to Donald Trump

The Mexican-American jazz drummer talks about drum improvisations and creating an album that directly responds to Donald Trump's rhetoric about Mexicans in the U.S.

How to keep yourself safe from wildfire smoke

Everything you ever wanted to know about air quality and fires but were afraid to ask.

Rock legend Tom Petty dies; sold 80 million records

Rock musician Tom Petty has died, according to a statement issued by his longtime manager on behalf of the family. Petty was 66.

‘Black Panther': Hannah Beachler designed a futuristic African nation that was never colonized

The production designer talks about working on the upcoming Marvel film as well as previous projects "Moonlight and "Lemonade."