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

De La Soul previews their new Kickstarter-funded album 'And the Anonymous Nobody'

De La Soul's David Jude Jolicoeur and Kelvin "Pos" Mercer talk sampling, making music without a record label and what you can expect from their new album.

How low-budget films helped James Wan direct 'Furious 7'

Director James Wan talks about shooting action for the first time, using cinematic tricks he developed from other films and finishing the movie to honor Paul Walker.

How young actresses shaped Amber Tamblyn's latest poetry collection

Amber Tamblyn, herself an actress, says the poems in "Dark Sparkler" are inspired by young actresses who met untimely, tragic deaths.

'Going Clear': Scientology doc director Alex Gibney says drones are 'God's Louma crane'

Alec Gibney talks about using drones to film his Scientology doc and describes finding a long-lost piece of archival footage featuring Church founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Revenue from music streaming surpasses CD sales for the first time

That's good news for services such as Spotify and Pandora, and streaming will likely continue to grow once Apple puts its muscle behind Beats Music.

'Little White Lie' traces one woman's quest to discover her true biracial identity

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz talks about her decision to pursue her story via film, how she came to understand her true ethnicity and what she plans on teaching her kids about race and identity.

Iranian rockers Kiosk celebrate Nowruz with free show at LACMA

Find out what access Iranians have to popular music, why Kiosk's founder decided to leave Tehran and how he got his hands on rock music.

James Corden's 'Late Late Show' is 'Stephen Colbert's brother with ADHD'

Starting Monday night, 36-year-old British actor James Corden will take over as host of "The Late Late Show” on CBS, replacing Craig Ferguson.

Sundance is to Oscar hopefuls as SXSW is to irreverent comedies

The South by Southwest Film Festival has become a showcase that makes room for both scrappy little indies and really big comedies. And there's plenty of TV, too.

John Ridley: 'Showrunners have to do better' at improving diversity

The Oscar-winning screenwriter talks about moving from film to television, the surprising origins of his new series, "American Crime," and making sure his crew is diverse.

'Community' star Gillian Jacobs goes behind camera with film on tech pioneer Grace Hopper

The actress made the "The Queen of Code" to examine the unlikely journey of a trailblazing woman in the field of computer science.

Claire Keane follows her dream with 'Once Upon A Cloud' children's book

The illustrator talks about leaving her coveted job at Disney to pursue her dream of being a children's book author.

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.