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

Josh Brolin says 'panic' sets in when the Coen brothers offer him a role

Josh Brolin plays the lead of Eddie Mannix, a studio executive during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in the Coen brothers' new movie, 'Hail, Caesar!'

Why a manipulated magazine photo plays a pivotal role in 'The People v. OJ Simpson'

Series creators Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander say when Time magazine darkened Simpson's skin, it became a key moment in the story.

'Tallulah' filmmaker Sian Heder talks motherhood & moviemaking

The filmmaker's debut feature, 'Tallulah,' tells the story of a young nanny who kidnaps a toddler in an impulsive attempt to rescue the child from a negligent mother.

'Birth of a Nation' director: 'Nat Turner used an axe. My axe is a camera'

The talk of this year's Sundance Film Festival is Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation," which tells the story of a bloody slave rebellion in 1831.

Broad Street: A new production company battles gender inequality in Hollywood

Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas have formed Broad Street Pictures to create more roles for women, both in front of and behind the camera

How 'X-Files' composer Mark Snow accidentally created its theme song

The "X-Files" composer initially didn't think much of the theme music that came about after he accidentally lowered his elbow onto his keyboard.

'Portlandia' is a 'manifestation' of Carrie Brownstein's formative years in indie rock

"Portlandia" co-creator Carrie Brownstein says the show is a natural outgrowth of her time with Sleater-Kinney and the close-knit indie punk scene.

#OscarsSoWhite: Veteran producer says Academy needs to change quickly or become ‘obsolete’

Movie producer and Motion Picture Academy member Stephanie Allain says Hollywood's diversity problem goes far beyond the Oscars.

Will El Chapo's texts about Sean Penn be dramatized in a future biopic?

No doubt whoever writes the script will include his now famous secret meeting with actor/director Sean Penn.

'Transparent' actress Judith Light 'had concerns' about portraying mature sexuality on TV

Created by Jill Soloway, the Emmy-winning Amazon series has furthered the cultural conversation about gay and transgender people, a cause that Light has been passionate about for decades.

Sarah Silverman: '100 percent of comedians become funny as a means of survival'

Silverman, who drew on her own experience with depression for "I Smile Back," says comedians avoid therapy for fear of no longer being funny if they dig too deep into their psyche.

Diane Warren on writing for Beyonce, Lady Gaga: 'They're not really divas with me'

The songwriter reflects on collaborating with performers, how a song changes (or doesn't) when an artist picks it up, and pitching "I Was Here" to both Simon Cowell and Beyoncé.

Netflix doc 'Winter on Fire' is the 'Les Mis' of the Ukrainian Revolution

Evgeny Afineevky's documentary about the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution is one of the 15 films being considered for an Academy Award nomination.

Composer Carter Burwell says most directors don't care if a score is 'good' or 'interesting'

You might think a director would be adamant that his or her film would also have really good music to accompany the story, but Burwell says that's rarely the case.

Lack of snow almost derailed the filming of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Producer Stacey Sher talks about the challenges that arose from shooting "The Hateful Eight" on location at 9,600 feet above sea level.