Michelle Lanz Associate Producer, The Frame
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 Frame talks about Carrie Fisher's recent book "The Princess Diarist" and the iconic actress and memoirists' influence on the role of women in the Star Wars franchise.
The '60s act The Turtles have successfully fought a law that only gives copyright protection to songs created after 1972, but one of those decisions has just been overturned.
The singer/songwriter talks about writing a song for the documentary, "Audrie & Daisy," which addresses the tragic effect of teen sexual assault and cyberbullying.
Some of the glitzier awards have been getting attention, but the more credible nominations begin this week when the Screen Actors Guild weighs in.
The rapper/actor talks about his upbringing in Chicago, his mission as an artist and how he got director Ava DuVernay to put his song, "Letter to the Free," in her film, “13th.”
Months after the death of his son, Cave approached his friend/director Andrew Dominik with the idea to film the recording of his latest album, "Skeleton Tree."
The songwriter and producer has ben branching out into films and his latest is based on the true story of three African American women at NASA in the 1960s.
The stories in their book are largely about the small moments and memories in a home that make a life. And it's free for the asking, with one small stipulation.
There have been plenty of women presidents depicted in movies and TV shows. But they aren’t exactly women that Hillary Clinton would want to emulate.
The French dancer/choreographer is back in Los Angeles after two years as Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet. His upcoming show in LA will be his last time on stage as a dancer.
While “Fleabag” is not overtly autobiographical, Waller-Bridge draws heavily on her own experiences and those of her friends.
"This show was just talking about what life was like on a Thursday for people of color. ... We don't get to tell slice of life stories," said Penny.
Her latest film, "Trapped," follows abortion providers in the South struggling to comply with new state laws essentially trying to force them out of business.
After the election, could Donald Trump turn his contempt for the mainstream media into a network of his very own?
O’Connor talks about how he and Ben Affleck approached a character on the autism spectrum. He gets emotional as his film hits theaters.