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

Behind the Starz series 'Outlander' lies a real-life love story

For costume designer Terry Dresbach, working on the historical time travel series, Outlander, is her “best dream and worst nightmare all rolled into one."

Inside the rock star's studio with music arranger Paul Buckmaster

Music arranger/composer Paul Buckmaster has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and even Taylor Swift, among others. He shares some of his stories with us.

'The Lobster' is a darkly comedic look at a society that harshly penalizes single people

“The Lobster” is clearly a dystopian satire and a dark comedy, even if the characters in the film aren’t laughing about their predicaments.

Julian Fellowes drops hints to 'Downton Abbey' film

In addition to creating the recently departed series “Downton Abbey,” Fellowes won an Oscar for writing the Robert Altman film “Gosford Park.”

Of miscarriages and motherhood: Comedian Ali Wong unleashes 'Baby Cobra'

In her new Netflix special, "Baby Cobra," Wong tackles sex, bodily functions, miscarriage and the "woes" of feminism.

'Bob's Burgers' star found inspiration in his mom and landed a dream gig

Before John Roberts landed the role of Linda Belcher, he starred in a series of viral videos in which he imitated his mom — dressed in a frizzy red wig and her clothing.

Newfronts: Digital media companies converge to woo advertisers

Much like the broadcast TV Upfronts, the Newfronts are an opportunity for creators to sell ad spots to brands that want to get in front of anyone who consumes content online.

Marty & Elayne: LA's favorite jazz duo is still swingin' at the Dresden after 35 years

The couple's status as L.A. legends gained global fame in 1996 thanks to their appearance in the Vince Vaughn-Jon Favreau movie, “Swingers.”

Writer Tracy Oliver's rise from 'Awkward Black Girl' to big-screen 'Barbershop'

Oliver is a rising star in the film business, having attracted attention for her collaboration with fellow Stanford alumna Issa Rae on the web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl."

'Game of Thrones' weapons master opens the show's deadly war chest

There's no shortage of swords, daggers and axes on "Game of Thrones." But no weapon is just a set piece. Tommy Dunne sees to that.

'Urban Rez' shines light on LA's indigenous people 'declared extinct' by government

Larissa FastHorse's play is part of Cornerstone Theater's "Hunger Cycle" of shows that look beyond physical hunger to examine cultural longing.

Kathryn Bostic's many musical hats: composer, singer, songwriter, pianist

She's a rarity among film composers, who are overwhelmingly male and white, but Bostic has carved out a career simply by dedicating herself to the work.

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' is the model of a modern musical comedy

Rachel Bloom, the star and co-creator of the unconventional show, was inspired by everyone and everything, from Stephen Sondheim to "South Park."

Cocktail carts, luxury seats & 4DX: How movie theaters are competing for your attention

The Frame's host, John Horn, visited the CinemaCon exhibit floor to get an idea of how theater owners are hoping to keep you going back to the multiplex.

At CinemaCon, movie theater owners face new competitors for their audiences

The exhibition model as it exists today could change as the upstart Screening Room service proposes to make new releases available in homes. Theater owners exec John Fithian says traditional venues should remain the first option for studio films.