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

'The Chris Gethard Show' shuns cynicism and embraces heartfelt comedy

"The Chris Gethard Show" began on stage at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade theater in 2009 and became a public access TV show in 2011.

How the team behind 'Hamilton' brought 'Grease: Live' to TV

Director Tommy Kail and production designer David Korins applied some of their Broadway lessons to the live staging of “Grease: Live."

With 'Conjuring 2,' director James Wan brings back the craft of horror films past

The director wants to "push studio horror filmmaking back to the quality of the old days and remind people what it is that they love about those movies in the first place."

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble aims to prove that music is a universal language

The world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, is the subject of a new documentary about his Silk Road project. But the proudest moment of his long career might surprise you.

Hamiltunes LA is the ultimate singalong party for 'Hamilton' fans

The Clubhouse Theater in Los Feliz is thousands of miles from Broadway, but the crowd that gathers for the monthly "Hamilton" singalong is no less enthusiastic.

Comedian Quincy Jones: 'There is no cancer when I'm on that stage'

The 31-year-old comedian received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis last year. A successful Kickstarter campaign will make possible the taping of a stand-up special so he has something to leave behind.

The Black Film Canon: Slate picks 50 of the greatest films by black directors

Slate writers, Aisha Harris and Dan Kois, reached out to 40 different filmmakers, scholars and critics to get their take on the greatest films by black directors.

From 'Ghostbusters' to 'The BFG': What's coming to your cineplex this summer?

With summer season, the tendency is toward bigger, louder movies that creep earlier and earlier. How do we navigate the daunting list of sequels, blockbusters and quirky comedies?

'Love & Friendship': Kate Beckinsale says 18th Century was 'unbearably horrible for women'

The actress discusses how her role in "Love & Friendship" reveals the bravery of Jane Austen and the plight of women from a certain age.

Spotify seeks avenues for growth after $193 million loss in 2015

With about 100 million users, Spotify is the streaming music leader. While revenue is growing, so are the Swedish company's losses. Meanwhile, Apple and Tidal are looming.

Nick Stoller's 'Neighbors 2' aims for honesty beneath the raunch

The writer-director's sequel moves the action to a sorority. Beyond the R-rated hijinks, Stoller says he's interested in the real emotion at the core of the story.

Google announces Daydream Android-powered VR headset

Daydream is a virtual reality headset with accessories that are designed to work with smart phones using the Android operating system.

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.