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

Why music supervision is one of the most misunderstood gigs in Hollywood

Though their main focus is to help a director find a song to fit their vision, they often do a lot more than just peruse Spotify for the latest hit song.

Meet the music supervisors who give ‘Fargo,’ ‘Legion’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ their signature sound

From the outside looking in, the job of a music supervisor seems really glamorous and fun, but it's actually one of the most misunderstood jobs in entertainment.

In 'The Little Hours,' 14th-century nuns are just like us

Director Jeff Baena discusses his new movie, working with his usual cast of actors and a prophetic dream he had while working with mentor David O. Russell.

Broken Social Scene on why 'live music is essential in this lifetime'

Arroyo Seco will be just a one-off show for them ahead of a full tour later this fall in support of a new album, called "Hug of Thunder" — It’s the first record from Broken Social Scene in seven years.

Showrunner Kulap Vilaysack says future is uncertain for 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'

With the Seeso streaming service undergoing layoffs and structural changes, showrunner Kulap Vilaysack says she's unsure whether 'Bajillion' will have future seasons on Seeso.

Common Sense Media to rate TV/films based on depictions of gender

The organization already rates movies/TV for language and depictions of violence, sex and drug use. Now they will also assess and score depictions of gender.

Benjamin Booker starts new chapter with 'Witness' and a move to LA

For his sophomore album, "Witness," the guitarist and singer examines black lives and doing more than just watching from the sidelines.

'Fame is an aphrodisiac': Andy Cohen on why reality TV continues the thrive

A former executive for the Bravo network, Cohen was instrumental in making “The Real Housewives” series a massive franchise.

El Niño and a raccoon helped Robin Swicord make 'Wakefield' on a budget

Robin Swicord knew she could make the film affordable and direct it herself. It was a strategy she employed after a big budget film she'd written was taken away from her.

Piano virtuoso Yuja Wang does more than tickle the ivories — she slays them

The 30-year-old musician is one of the classical world's most talked-about and praised artists. She's performing over two weekends with the L.A. Philharmonic.

Netflix's 'The Get Down': Baz Luhrmann wasn't returning either way

Before Netflix announced there would be no second season of the ambitious and expensive series, the filmmaker said he would bow out.

Making the Netflix crime series 'The Keepers' was 'sickening' for filmmaker Ryan White

The documentary investigates a mysterious murder, but then finds a bigger story about sexual abuse and the power of the Catholic Church in Maryland.

To 'Guardians' director James Gunn, music not just an afterthought

There's a ton of pop music in the film — mostly '70s and '80s tunes — that are personally selected by Gunn.

How teaching English in China led 'The Wall' screenwriter to big break

Dwain Worrell was teaching English in China when he submitted a screenplay through Amazon's open submission site. Weeks later he was headed back to the US with a movie deal in hand.

'The Handmaid's Tale': Yvonne Strahovski gives emotional depth to a villain

The actress talks about becoming Serena Joy Waterford, filming during the U.S. presidential election, and why this character was so hard to let go of.