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

'Monster Maker' Rick Baker prepares to retire and auction off career-spanning creature collection

Rick Baker has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and he's won seven. But despite considerable success, he is now retiring from show business.

Angel Romero brings 'Concierto de Aranjuez' back to LA Phil

Romero made his U.S. debut at age 16 with the "Concierto de Aranjuez" at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic. This series of performances marks his highly anticipated return.

Creating all-female Avengers 'A-Force' and Muslim hero Ms. Marvel

G. Willow Wilson is a Muslim woman who's also writing top books at Marvel Comics, creating both their first lead Muslim superhero and writing the new all-female Avengers, A-Force.

'Mad Max: Fury Road': How 15 years of design made 'the last real action film'

"We wanted to make it the last real action film, and to do the stunts as real as possible. And so we designed all of that into the vehicles as we went."

What do Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns think of Harry Shearer leaving 'The Simpsons'?

After 26 seasons of voicing dozens of characters on “The Simpsons,” Harry Shearer is leaving the show.

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: George Miller’s dystopian action epic aims to blow your mind

The 70-year-old filmmaker helmed the 1979 original, and now he's back with a new chapter that utilizes old-fashioned stunts for the non-stop action.

'Late Late Show' bandleader Reggie Watts brings improv, chaos to 'crisp' late show model

"Part of the reason why I left 'Comedy Bang Bang,' was the hours. It was like 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and it was just crazy."

Biopic about 'Mexican Madonna' Gloria Trevi to open LA's Hola Mexico Film Festival

Director Christian Keller on Trevi's impact on Latin music, how he got the rights to her story and how Trevi reclaimed her fame after a 5-year stint in prison.

'The D Train' delivers a big twist in a movie that almost didn't happen

The Jack Black/James Marsden movie almost fell apart at the last minute, but "The D Train" — and its big twist — became a Sundance sensation. We talked to the co-writer/directors.

Maysles' penultimate film tells 93-year-old style icon Iris Apfel's story

The film's producers Laura Coxson and Rebekah Maysles talked about the legacy of Maysles Films and say the production company likely won't live on after Albert's death.

'Age of Ultron' composer Brian Tyler tells the secrets of iconic themes

"If you're going to have music there, you should have it and you have something that says something," says Brian Tyler. He's done that on "Age of Ultron," "Furious 7" and many more.

'Montage of Heck' shows how Kurt Cobain's fear of ridicule turned into art

"It ends with Kurt saying 'I got out of class, and kids were there to make fun of me, and I couldn't handle the ridicule, so I went to the train tracks to kill myself.'"

'Gotham's' costume designer is totally fine with being called a 'control freak'

"Gotham" provides a new take on Batman's origin story. Lisa Padovani is the show's costume designer and took the Frame through how she draws her inspirations.

Havana Biennial: More than 30 years of art reaching out from Cuba

The Havana Biennial Art Exhibition shows off the art of what's seen as a politically repressive society, where there's a fine line to walk when it comes to making a statement.

CinemaCon 2015: Theater owners brace for concession calorie labeling

At this year’s CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater owners in Sin City, a lot of people are suddenly talking about calorie counting — of popcorn.