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

A peek into Naughty Dog game creator Neil Druckmann's creative process

The creative director of the gaming developer Naughty Dog takes us inside his creative process for games like "The Last of Us" and "Uncharted 4."

Meet the mother-son team behind 'The Infiltrator' starring Bryan Cranston

Brad Furman talks about the challenges of directing “The Infiltrator,” which was adapted into a screenplay by his mother, Ellen Brown Furman.

'Captain Fantastic' and the perils of off-the-grid fatherhood

Writer/director Matt Ross found inspiration for "Captain Fantastic" story in his own upbringing as well as his experience as a parent.

'Neon Demon' composer Cliff Martinez enjoys feeling like a 'Hollywood outsider'

After an opportunity to score an episode of "Pee-wee’s Playhouse" in the ‘80s, Martinez became hooked on writing music for the big and small screen.

Academy board hopefuls want action: 'We can't wait for Hollywood to open doors'

Earlier this week, the Academy invited the largest and most diverse group of new members ever. As a result, election platforms for new governors have become polarized.

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel take UCB comedy show 'Crash Test' to the streets

The Comedy Central special “Crash Test with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer” is a mobile version of their UCB stage show. It takes place on the streets of L.A., in a huge, glass-walled bus.

Sara Watkins — Hello, new record. Farewell, Garrison Keillor

July 1 is a big day for the musician and singer. "Young In All The Wrong Ways" is released and she performs on Keillor’s final “Prairie Home Companion” show.

Director Taika Waititi 'felt a bit like Herzog' while filming 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” has been doing great business in its home country of New Zealand — and it hits American theaters this week.

Burning Spear prepares for his final concert in California

The 71-year-old reggae artist says his upcoming Hollywood Bowl show will be his last here. He and his wife and business partner, Sonia Rodney, reflect on a career in reggae.

'The Chris Gethard Show' shuns cynicism and embraces heartfelt comedy

"The Chris Gethard Show" began on stage at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade theater in 2009 and became a public access TV show in 2011.

How the team behind 'Hamilton' brought 'Grease: Live' to TV

Director Tommy Kail and production designer David Korins applied some of their Broadway lessons to the live staging of “Grease: Live."

With 'Conjuring 2,' director James Wan brings back the craft of horror films past

The director wants to "push studio horror filmmaking back to the quality of the old days and remind people what it is that they love about those movies in the first place."

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble aims to prove that music is a universal language

The world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, is the subject of a new documentary about his Silk Road project. But the proudest moment of his long career might surprise you.

Hamiltunes LA is the ultimate singalong party for 'Hamilton' fans

The Clubhouse Theater in Los Feliz is thousands of miles from Broadway, but the crowd that gathers for the monthly "Hamilton" singalong is no less enthusiastic.

Comedian Quincy Jones: 'There is no cancer when I'm on that stage'

The 31-year-old comedian received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis last year. A successful Kickstarter campaign will make possible the taping of a stand-up special so he has something to leave behind.