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

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.

'Catastrophe' embraces bad language, but nudity's too distracting

How an American comedian and an Irish actress created one of the funniest shows about the dark drama of family life.

Making indie thriller 'The Invitation' was 'a really rough road' for director Karyn Kusama

Kusama stopped by The Frame to talk about independent filmmaking, how "The Invitation" came to her and how women have a harder time finding long careers in Hollywood.

Suzan-Lori Parks: Today is 'very much the same' as 1862

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's latest work, "Father Comes Home From The Wars," connects the notion of freedom from the Civil War to the present-day.

Comedic couple Kulap Vilaysack and Scott Aukerman partner up for 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'

The fake reality show about high-end Los Angeles real estate agents is a comedy version of all those house-hunting shows on networks like HGTV and Bravo.

Bonnie Raitt wanted a career in social justice — then she fell in love with music

In advance of the tour for "Dig in Deep," Bonnie Raitt reflects on her development as a musician, the influence of B.B. King, and her passion for social activism.

How 'Girls' star Allison Williams avoids being typecast as Marnie

The young actress got a huge break with the HBO series — but everyone wants her to keep playing the same kind of character.

Johnnie Cochran knew better than anyone that OJ Simpson's trial was about race

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.

Venice-based VR production house WEVR hopes to be the 'Netflix' of virtual reality

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.

'Larry Sanders Show' writer Maya Forbes and filmmaker Mark Duplass remember Garry Shandling

A heartfelt remembrance of comedian Garry Shandling from "The Larry Sanders Show" writer Maya Forbes and filmmaker Mark Duplass.

Disney, AMC, other entertainment giants rally against Georgia's 'religious liberty bill'

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.

Lyle Workman finds inspiration in the streets of Los Angeles for the Netflix series, 'Love'

The composer talks about his creative process in writing music for the Judd Apatow series.

How producer DeVon Franklin merged faith and film to find success in Hollywood

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.

'Midnight Special' director Jeff Nichols: 'If you don't like something in this film, it's my fault'

The writer/director discusses his creative process on "Midnight Special," how fatherhood influenced the story and why having final cut is non-negotiable.

Composer Laura Karpman's quest to get more women in the scoring stage

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.