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

'Hercules vs. Vampires' brings campy, cult cinema to the LA Opera

Composer Patrick Morganelli talks about the difficulty of adapting the film for the stage and why he rewrote part of the score specifically for the L.A. performance.

'Unfriended' producers say creating suspense via computer screen is hard

"Unfriended" presented the difficulty of showing a whole movie on one computer screen, as well as trying to accurately capture millennials' Internet habits.

'Last Man on Earth' star Kristen Schaal owes her career to her stand-up show

A veteran stand-up comedian, Schaal co-hosts the Hot Tub comedy night, which she launched 10 years ago in New York and brought with her to L.A. two years ago.

Singer Delaram Kamareh on what she faced as a female vocalist in Iran

Kamareh is a soloist this weekend with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. In her home country Iran, women's voices aren't allowed to be heard alone.

'Daredevil': New Netflix show makes Marvel darker and bloodier

"Daredevil" executive producer Steven DeKnight joins the Frame to talk about why this series is so violent, the suit's design and why it's crucial to shoot in New York.

Judith Hill moves closer to stardom with her Prince-approved debut album 'Back In Time'

With a little help from the artist currently known as Prince, the longtime backup singer is ready to step into the spotlight by herself.

'Ex Machina' director Alex Garland says tech giants are 'NASA in the 1960s'

Alex Garland talks about how the Turing Test factors into "Ex Machina" and how a comic book artist helped him design his A.I. character, Ava.

De La Soul previews their new Kickstarter-funded album 'And the Anonymous Nobody'

De La Soul's David Jude Jolicoeur and Kelvin "Pos" Mercer talk sampling, making music without a record label and what you can expect from their new album.

How low-budget films helped James Wan direct 'Furious 7'

Director James Wan talks about shooting action for the first time, using cinematic tricks he developed from other films and finishing the movie to honor Paul Walker.

How young actresses shaped Amber Tamblyn's latest poetry collection

Amber Tamblyn, herself an actress, says the poems in "Dark Sparkler" are inspired by young actresses who met untimely, tragic deaths.

'Going Clear': Scientology doc director Alex Gibney says drones are 'God's Louma crane'

Alec Gibney talks about using drones to film his Scientology doc and describes finding a long-lost piece of archival footage featuring Church founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Revenue from music streaming surpasses CD sales for the first time

That's good news for services such as Spotify and Pandora, and streaming will likely continue to grow once Apple puts its muscle behind Beats Music.

'Little White Lie' traces one woman's quest to discover her true biracial identity

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz talks about her decision to pursue her story via film, how she came to understand her true ethnicity and what she plans on teaching her kids about race and identity.

Iranian rockers Kiosk celebrate Nowruz with free show at LACMA

Find out what access Iranians have to popular music, why Kiosk's founder decided to leave Tehran and how he got his hands on rock music.

James Corden's 'Late Late Show' is 'Stephen Colbert's brother with ADHD'

Starting Monday night, 36-year-old British actor James Corden will take over as host of "The Late Late Show” on CBS, replacing Craig Ferguson.