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

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."

Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' had therapists on set

Angelina Jolie discovered author Loung Ung's memoir 17 years ago while filming in Cambodia. Now, she's bringing Ung's experience of the Khmer Rouge regime to the screen.

Latin American art that highlights the complexity of cultural identity

"It is too reductive that we know precisely what is Latin American cultural identity, or Latino cultural identity of Los Angeles."

Meet the man behind the border art that everyone is talking about

The work is a billboard-sized photographic cutout of a who seems to be peeking over the border wall between U.S. and Mexico.

Kira Kelly is a rarity: A female, African-American cinematographer

She has an Emmy nomination for Ava DuVernay's documentary, "13th," and that led to her working on the filmmaker's "Queen Sugar."

The surprising ubiquity of artist KC Green's 'This Is Fine' meme

The illustrator discusses the meaning of the comic where "This is Fine" originated and the meme's impact on popular culture and his own life.

How 'Master of None's' music supervisor got one of the coolest jobs in the world

Hint: A major vinyl addiction helped.

How this veteran actress went from 0 to 2 Emmy nominations in a year

Her career has spanned more than 30 years, with roles in everything from "The X-Files" to "True Detective." Now, she's finally getting widespread recognition.

Venezuelan president calls out Dudamel on TV, then cancels youth orchestra's U.S. tour

In a recent televised news conference, Maduro said he didn’t understand why Dudamel would want to get involved in political matters.