Michelle Lanz 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
In "The People vs. O.J. Simpson," actor Courtney B. Vance plays the attorney who turned a murder trial into a national debate on black-white relations.
Wevr co-founder Anthony Batt talks about why he thinks storytelling is virtual reality’s next frontier and how he hopes his company will become a leader in this new entertainment territory.
A heartfelt remembrance of comedian Garry Shandling from "The Larry Sanders Show" writer Maya Forbes and filmmaker Mark Duplass.
Advocates for marriage equality and LGBT rights say the bill is discriminatory, and studios are threatening to pull production out of the state. The bill awaits action by the governor.
The composer talks about his creative process in writing music for the Judd Apatow series.
The 37-year-old minister explains how he worked his way up from intern to studio executive through hard work and by staying true to his faith.
The writer/director discusses his creative process on "Midnight Special," how fatherhood influenced the story and why having final cut is non-negotiable.
Women comprised just 1 percent of all composers working on the top 250 films of 2014, but if composer Laura Karpman has her way, that's about to change.
Creating costumes for a movie about a trans character in 1920s Europe posed a unique challenge for Spanish costume designer Paco Delgado.
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.
Oscar-winning sound editor Lon Bender breaks open the scene of Leonardo DiCaprio cutting open his dead horse to survive a freezing night in "The Revenant."
The improv troupe pokes fun at racial stereotypes and the lack of diversity in Hollywood by putting an Afro-centric spin on classic films.
The Oscar-nominated co-writer of "Inside Out" comes from live action movies, so adjusting to Pixar’s intense process and learning how to write for animation was a challenge.
The film's writer-director joined us to talk about his childhood nightmares and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy in 17th century New England.
Gero spent a year studying Scalia for "The Originalist," a play by John Strand that was produced last year at Arena Stage in Washington D.C.