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

Composer Jake Heggie on the long life of 'Dead Man Walking'

On the eve of its L.A. premiere, the opera's composer reveals the reasons why the opera he wrote 15 years ago is still so powerful and resonant.

'Hip Hop Family Tree': Comic book artist Ed Piskor inks a history of rap

Ed Piskor talks about what he learned during his research for the series, how Robert Crumb influenced his project, and what hip-hop heavyweights think about his work.

Ed Burns on his 'Brothers McMullen' break and surviving 'director's jail'

The writer/director/actor talks about the impetus behind his memoir, the adventurous creativity being cultivated on TV, and the lessons he's learned over his 20-year career.

Yann Demange 'steals' inspiration from John Carpenter for debut film about the '71 Troubles

The filmmaker talks about casting Jack O'Connell in the lead role, how the films of John Carpenter influenced him, and how he found a 9-year-old scene-stealing actor in a boxing gym.

'Grand Budapest Hotel' book is a feast for Wes Anderson-loving eyes

Matt Zoller Seitz has put together a follow-up to his “The Wes Anderson Collection" book that digs deep into the creative process behind the filmmaker's Oscar-winning film.

'Comedy Bang Bang' plans 'emotional' goodbye for Reggie Watts

The host of "Comedy Bang Bang" stopped by our studio recently to talk about how he puts the show together, what makes him laugh and what his typical work day looks like.

John Malkovich plays muse in Sandro Miller's homage to iconic portraits

Miller came by The Frame studio recently to talk about the genesis of the idea, how Malkovich became his muse and how he managed to recreate the photos.

Thomas Lennon brings his 'annoying' talents to 'The Odd Couple' remake

Lennon stopped by The Frame studio — armed with a bottle of hand sanitizer — to talk about the difference between network and cable TV, his experience as a studio screenwriter and how he shares a lot of Felix Unger's idiosyncrasies.

'Man Seeking Woman' twists rom-com clichés into a surrealist nightmare

Writer/producer Simon Rich talks about adapting his book for a TV series and how he came up with the idea for those absurdist love stories.

Amazon's 'Bosch' fulfills longtime goal for author Michael Connelly

The best-selling author stopped by The Frame to talk about his role in the adaptation of Harry Bosch for TV and what it was like to finally see his iconic character on screen.

Wes Anderson says success of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is a 'total mystery'

The director talks about the origins and process of creating the epic story-within-a-story that is at the center of “The Grand Budapest Hotel."

'The Walking Dead' SFX guru Greg Nicotero on how to win at zombie school

We caught up with Nicotero while he was on set in Atlanta filming season five to ask him what it takes to be cast a walker on the show.

'Ida' filmmaker auditioned 400 actresses before finding his star in a Warsaw cafe

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski talks about his unique method of filmmaking, the struggle to get "Ida" made, and how he discovered his lead actress.

Watch 'Walking Dead' composer Bear McCreary rock out, pirate-style

McCreary talks about the current landscape of music on television, cutting his teeth on "Battlestar Galactica" and the enjoyable restrictions of working on a period piece.

Sundance 2015: Why 'Me & Earl' director dedicated the film to his late father

Alfonso Gómez-Rejón found comfort in the story that reflected his own process of dealing with an emotional loss.