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

'Interstellar' composer Hans Zimmer: Hollywood is keeping orchestral music alive

The composer received his first Oscar nomination in 1989 for “Rain Man.” Now he has his 9th nod, for Christopher Nolan's space epic, “Interstellar.”

For young violinist, performing with Neville Marriner is like 'standing next to Beyonce'

We caught up with the 90-year-old conductor to talk about working with such student musicians and the state of classical music.

'American Sniper' scribe Jason Hall earned Chris Kyle's respect 'with a headlock'

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter on how he got into the war hero's inner circle, how Clint Eastwood got involved, and how he doesn't believe Kyle's memoir told the whole story.

IN-Q: 'If you don't think Kendrick Lamar is a poet, you're not listening'

Poet and songwriter IN-Q talks about his career, what inspires his art and how his love of poetry and hip-hop are equal.

Why Patrick Stewart was forced to flee Hollywood after 'Star Trek'

The veteran stage and screen actor reflects on the intimate production of his new indie film, "Match," and why he had to leave Hollywood to shed himself of Jean-Luc Picard.

'Girls' showrunner on season 4 and 'falling in love' with Lena Dunham

Jenni Konner stopped by the Frame studio to talk about the new season, falling "in love" with Dunham, and what script doctoring taught her about writing.

Can Neil Young's high-quality Pono music player attract a wide audience?

The musician has introduced a hi-res audio player that will compete with Sony for consumers who are true audiophiles.

Why one scene in 'Empire' left writer/director Lee Daniels 'sobbing' behind the camera

Daniels talks about his hip-hop knowledge, his love of the "Housewives" shows, and some of the painful, real-life stories that ended up in his new TV drama.

Ranking renditions of 'Auld Lang Syne' from bad to better to ...

We review several versions of the classic New Year's Eve tune with our favorite pop culture junkie, Sean Ramesvaram of WNYC's Sideshow podcast.

Peter Sellars on the politics of flex dancing and revisiting the Spanish conquest

Still iconoclastic after all these years, the stage and opera director talks about the intersection of history and social issues in the arts.

How did 'The Interview' fare at the box office and on video-on-demand?

Sony says its controversial comedy brought in $15 million online and $2.8 million in theaters, but will the studio ever make back its investment?

The Black List celebrates 10 years of giving aspiring screenwriters a boost

Want to know what the best picture contenders for the Oscars might be in a couple of years? You might want to take a look at something called the Black List.

Angelina Jolie says she no longer feels 'the joy' in acting

Jolie visited the Frame to talk about what she learned from Lou Zamperini directing "Unbroken," how she tackled this epic story and how she prefers directing to acting.

Sony hack: Judd Apatow blasts Sony for pulling 'The Interview'

The prolific comedy filmmaker discusses his fears and frustrations with how the fallout from "The Interview" has been handled.

How 'The Interview' screenwriter Dan Sterling became 'the guy that brought down Sony'

The screenwriter talks about getting the studio to greenlight the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy and how the drama surrounding it has affected him.