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

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.

'The Danish Girl' costumer Paco Delgado had twice the work for one actor

Creating costumes for a movie about a trans character in 1920s Europe posed a unique challenge for Spanish costume designer Paco Delgado.

‘The Revenant’ sound editor cuts open the Leo-in-a-horse scene

Oscar-winning sound editor Lon Bender breaks open the scene of Leonardo DiCaprio cutting open his dead horse to survive a freezing night in "The Revenant."

Improv group The Black Version pokes fun at racial stereotypes in Hollywood

The improv troupe pokes fun at racial stereotypes and the lack of diversity in Hollywood by putting an Afro-centric spin on classic films.

How Pixar prepared writer Meg LeFauve for her next challenge: 'Captain Marvel'

The Oscar-nominated co-writer of "Inside Out" comes from live action movies, so adjusting to Pixar’s intense process and learning how to write for animation was a challenge.

'The Witch': Real and fairytale worlds converge in Robert Eggers' dark directorial debut

The film's writer-director joined us to talk about his childhood nightmares and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy in 17th century New England.

Actor Edward Gero reflects on portraying Justice Antonin Scalia on stage

Gero spent a year studying Scalia for "The Originalist," a play by John Strand that was produced last year at Arena Stage in Washington D.C.