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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
Director Bill Kroyer on how the 1992 film had a lasting impact on young moviegoers at the time, including KPCC's environment reporter, Emily Guerin.
Writer-director Chloe Zhao uses real-life rancher Brady Jandreu to play a character who's recovering from a traumatic brain injury after being thrown from a bronco.
The actor, who grew up in the Vanderveer Projects in Brooklyn, found refuge in arts education in public school.
The Canadian singer-songwriter got her start writing music and playing gigs in her hometown of Toronto, then spent five years on the scene in Nashville.
An examination by Kyle Buchanan of New York magazine's Vulture.com is a telling insight into how (mostly male) writers described women.
Creator David Collins reflect on the original show and how the zeitgeist is craving honest conversations about serious subjects.
The actress discusses the styling of Los Angeles in the film and her relationship with acting and music.
Technically, the author's estate is suing the TV writer. They say his Broadway adaptation of "To Kill A Mockingbird" deviates too far from the original novel.
The play, in its world premiere at South Coast Rep, is centered around a rock band that is torn apart by the conflict — and what happens to the survivors decades later.
The directing debut of Boots Riley, frontman of hip-hop group The Coup, is set at an Oakland telemarketing firm pitching a service called "Worry-Free Living."
Amy Adrion's "Half the Picture" examines the challenges that female filmmakers face: "This is not a film about the bad behavior of men. This is a film about the strength of women."
John Horn, Kyle Buchanan from Vulture and Aisha Harris from Slate take a last look at the nominees and the cultural issues surrounding the 2018 Academy Awards.
The Swedish streaming service is about to hit the stock market, but is still heavily reliant on the deals it makes with music publishers.
Three influential female composers from the Motion Picture Academy's Music Branch — Taura Stinson, Laura Karpman and Lesley Barber — speak out about their field.
To immerse audiences in the chaos, terror and heroism of war, sound designer Richard King and his team knew they needed the real thing.