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

Buzzy Sundance films fail to deliver at the box office

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and "Dope," both of which were darlings at this year's Sundance Film Festival, were unable to capitalize on their hype.

YouTube hopes homegrown stars, original content will lure paying subscribers

Can the world's most popular video site leverage its content into an ad-free service that audiences will pay a monthly fee for?

How artist Lisa Hanawalt designed the 'wonky' world of 'BoJack Horseman'

The production designer for the Netflix show discusses her history, as well as the story behind the popular animated series.

Directing 'Ant-Man' was a dream for self-proclaimed comic book nerd Peyton Reed

As a fan of Marvel Comics since childhood, Reed has a deep understanding and respect for Ant-Man's place in history, regardless of his diminutive size.

Netflix and Amazon snag 46 Emmy noms — more than any major TV network

Andy Greenwald, a writer for Grantland, says he's pleasantly surprised that the TV academy is embracing programming from upstart streaming services.

'Tangerine' director finds an unlikely cinematic muse in LA's 'unofficial red light district'

Filmmakers Sean Baker and Radium Cheung talk about basing their film with two trans actresses around a notorious Los Angeles neighborhood.

Tig Notaro documentary follows the comedian's life after a breast cancer diagnosis

In 2012, Tig Notaro responded to her life-changing event with another one: she went through with a scheduled performance and the resulting show became legendary.

Shark Week: Can music change the public's perception of sharks?

J. Ralph is an Academy Award-nominated composer. But his latest project is on a much smaller scale and a much smaller screen — the Discovery Channel.

Deadheads prepare for frenzied final Grateful Dead shows in Chicago

When The Grateful Dead announced that they would be playing a handful of shows that would be both a celebration of the band's 50 years and also their final shows, people lost their minds.

Fat actresses still often defined by size while 'dadbods' become cool

Actress Julie Brister talked with the Frame about what it's like being a "Fat Amy"-sized actress in Hollywood, and how she's been able to take roles that aren't demeaning.

How TV shows like 'Modern Family' helped shape perceptions of same-sex marriage (POLL)

Salon writer Andrew O'Hehir and an MIT professor Edward Schiappa weigh in on how the portrayal of same-sex couples on television has affected real perceptions.

How 'Inside Out' was made, according to the Pixar team

In “Inside Out,” Pixar had to create a place where no one had ever been before: the mind of an 11-year-old girl. That meant researching how a real brain actually works.

5 lessons from 'Jurassic World's' $524 million opening

“Jurassic World” just had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history, grossing $208.8 million domestically and more than $524 million globally.

A Father's Day stroll helped Pixar's Pete Docter crack the code for 'Inside Out'

Director Pete Docter and his co-director, Ronnie Del Carmen, reveal the inspirations and challenges behind Pixar's latest film.

Inside Out: Touring Pixar to find out what makes their movies special

As the studio preps to release “Inside Out” next week, its first film since 2013, we visited Pixar's campus to find out about their space and their creative process.