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 Take Two and AirTalk.

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

'Bob's Burgers' voice actor Dan Mintz on fighting stage fright to do stand-up

The comedian, best known as Tina from "Bob's Burgers," talks about overcoming performance anxiety and how he came to voice such a popular TV character.

Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan mix business and pleasure with 'The Judge'

The couple explains why being married to your business partner isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and how the name "Team Downey" came to be.

Can the low-budget horror film 'Annabelle' beat 'Gone Girl' at the box office?

John Leonetti was the cinematographer on "The Conjuring," which grossed $318 million worldwide. Now he takes over the directing duties on the prequel, "Annabelle."

Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children': How the Internet changed our sex lives

The director stopped by The Frame studios this week to talk about his latest film, which is adapted from the novel by Chad Kultgen.

'The Equalizer:' Antoine Fuqua says directing Denzel Washington is 'scary as hell'

It's been 13 years since the director and actor worked together on "Training Day" — surprising given that their collaboration garnered Washington a Best Actor Oscar.

Angel City Jazz Fest: How Eloise Klein Healy's poetry inspired a young LA composer's work

For pianist Cathlene Pineda, the words of L.A.'s first poet laureate, Eloise Klein Healy, inspired "The California Suite," debuting at the Angel City Jazz Festival.

Geena Davis Institute study shows gender gap in film/TV prevalent worldwide

The actress' research institute has released new data showing that women aren’t just getting a short shrift here in the U.S., but in movies and TV all around the world.

Why Liam Neeson was 'very reluctant' to star in 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'

The actor was concerned that the role was too close to his character in 'Taken,' but writer/director Scott Frank came up with a persuasive argument.

TIFF14: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' audience fandom at Midnight Madness

Kevin Smith screens his horror film "Tusk" to Toronto Film Fest audience. "I can still show 'em something new after two decades doing the job."

'The Tempest' gets Dust Bowl treatment by Teller and Tom Waits

The quieter half of Penn & Teller co-directs a novel Shakespeare staging with Aaron Posner at South Coast Repertory, featuring music by Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

How gamer 'The Rad Brad' makes a living playing video games

Brad Colburn profits from people watching him play online. The growing phenomenon explains why Amazon just bought the streaming service, Twitch, for $970 million.

Antoine Fuqua adds new chapter to Suge Knight doc after rap mogul's shooting

The movie director talks about how he heard about the rap mogul's shooting, and what he hopes the message of his documentary on Knight's career will be.

'Turtle Power' doc traces 30 years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Randall Lobb, who by day is a high school English teacher, is the filmmaker behind "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Michael Pitt channels Richard Dawkins in the film 'I Origins'

The new film "I, Origins" from director Mike Cahill is a fascinating film that explores the relationship between science and spirituality.

Breaking down 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'Word Crimes' video

The video is filled with hilarious imagery intended to help the viewer get a better grip on grammar and why one should care about such things.