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

'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.

Modern Manners: Tips for good etiquette during a drought

By now, most Californians know we are in the midst of a long and severe drought, but how do we get through it?

Richard Linklater on the making of his indie epic, 'Boyhood'

Director Richard Linklater's latest film, "Boyhood," takes the classic coming of age story to a whole new level.

Free 'Good and Cheap' cookbook for the $4 a day SNAP budget

Leanne Brown's new free cookbook called "Good and Cheap," hopes to prove that eating on a budget doesn't need to mean living without taste or sacrificing nutrition.

App Chat: how to play laser tag with your iPhone on July 4

Whether that means hiking a mountain or hiking to Space Mountain, there are apps out there to help you make the most out of Independence Day.

July 4th Flag etiquette: 6 ways to properly display the US flag

To demonstrate your national pride this Fourth of July, you may want to fly the U.S. Flag. But take note, as there are plenty of rules and regulations to follow.

Robert Townsend on 'Hollywood Shuffle' and roles for black actors today

Robert Townsend wrote, directed and starred in the movie, and its being celebrated as part of L.A. Magazine’s look at the '80s.

British DJ Quantic mashes his influences in new album, 'Magnetica'

After six years of living and working in Colombia, British DJ and producer Will Holland, also known as Quantic, is back with a brand new album called "Magnetica."

FAQ: How to avoid sharing fraudulent news stories on social media

In a recent article for Vice.com, freelance writer Luke O'Neil lays out some simple tips for news consumers.

Museum of Latin American Art to include Chicano art

MOLAA made an important announcement last week that it will "clarify" how it defines what Latin American art is and who creates it - to include artists of Latin American descent based in the U.S. and other countries.