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

'Lost City of Z' director: Filmmakers must be 'relentlessly egotistical'

Doing justice to a life story as insane and multifaceted as explorer Percy Fawcett’s was a challenge for writer/director James Gray.

Debra Winger is back on the big screen on her own terms in 'The Lovers'

After a successful acting career in the 1980s and early '90s, Winger grew tired of Hollywood and actually left the business for more than five years. She's back in "The Lovers."

How 'Handmaid's Tale' director Reed Morano brought Margaret Atwood's dystopia to life

Director-producer Reed Morano discusses how her team adapted Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel for a modern television audience.

'Sleight' writer/director J.D. Dillard's journey from receptionist to filmmaker

Dillard was once a receptionist for J.J. Abrams' production company, but he's since landed his first film at Sundance, which is about to open in theaters.

'MST3K' host Jonah Ray and the art of riffing on really bad movies

It’s been 17 years since the original series went off the air, but the show has remained a cult favorite ever since.

'Horizon Zero Dawn' game actress Ashly Burch isn't 'just a gun with legs'

The voice actress for the popular video game, "Horizon Zero Dawn" challenges assumptions about female characters in games.

Matt Walsh's 'Veep' character wouldn't approve of Sean Spicer

The actor talks about developing Mike McLintock and how the meaning of certain jokes changed after Donald Trump was elected.

Reykjavík Festival brings Bedroom Community collective to LA

Composers Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Ben Frost started the label as a way to collaborate, record and distribute their music, but it has since grown to include other artists.

TSOL frontman Jack Grisham: Once a punk, always a punk

The longtime front man for the band says he's "been trying to go straight since third grade. There's just something in me that's not right."

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' choreographer Kat Burns: Comedy's go-to dance guru

We sit in on a rehearsal to find out how the Emmy-winning choreographer puts together those hilarious dance numbers.

Producer Danger Mouse goes back in time for 'Resistance Radio'

His most recent project is a soundtrack for the early '60s dystopian world in the Amazon series, "The Man In the High Castle.”

Jason Segel's epiphany: 'The stuff I'm making is not the same stuff I'm watching'

The actor made his career in big studio comedies such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Now he's more interested in films that pose a challenge to an audience.

'The Americans' creators vow not to put a KGB-era Putin in the series

Although set during the height of the Cold War in the 1980s, 'The Americans' has new resonance due to recent tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

'Beauty and the Beast' lyricist Howard Ashman never saw the final film

Howard Ashman didn't live to see the immense cultural impact his work at Disney would ultimately have. He died of AIDS in 1991 before "Beauty and the Beast" was completed.

'Underground' showrunner Misha Green: 'We can all be Harriet Tubmans'

The series about runaway slaves and the Underground Railroad failed to turn studio heads at first. Pretty much everyone passed on the show before WGN America decided to take a chance on the pitch.