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

The Black Film Canon: Slate picks 50 of the greatest films by black directors

Slate writers, Aisha Harris and Dan Kois, reached out to 40 different filmmakers, scholars and critics to get their take on the greatest films by black directors.

From 'Ghostbusters' to 'The BFG': What's coming to your cineplex this summer?

With summer season, the tendency is toward bigger, louder movies that creep earlier and earlier. How do we navigate the daunting list of sequels, blockbusters and quirky comedies?

'Love & Friendship': Kate Beckinsale says 18th Century was 'unbearably horrible for women'

The actress discusses how her role in "Love & Friendship" reveals the bravery of Jane Austen and the plight of women from a certain age.

Spotify seeks avenues for growth after $193 million loss in 2015

With about 100 million users, Spotify is the streaming music leader. While revenue is growing, so are the Swedish company's losses. Meanwhile, Apple and Tidal are looming.

Nick Stoller's 'Neighbors 2' aims for honesty beneath the raunch

The writer-director's sequel moves the action to a sorority. Beyond the R-rated hijinks, Stoller says he's interested in the real emotion at the core of the story.

Google announces Daydream Android-powered VR headset

Daydream is a virtual reality headset with accessories that are designed to work with smart phones using the Android operating system.

Behind the Starz series 'Outlander' lies a real-life love story

For costume designer Terry Dresbach, working on the historical time travel series, Outlander, is her “best dream and worst nightmare all rolled into one."

Inside the rock star's studio with music arranger Paul Buckmaster

Music arranger/composer Paul Buckmaster has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and even Taylor Swift, among others. He shares some of his stories with us.

'The Lobster' is a darkly comedic look at a society that harshly penalizes single people

“The Lobster” is clearly a dystopian satire and a dark comedy, even if the characters in the film aren’t laughing about their predicaments.

Julian Fellowes drops hints to 'Downton Abbey' film

In addition to creating the recently departed series “Downton Abbey,” Fellowes won an Oscar for writing the Robert Altman film “Gosford Park.”

Of miscarriages and motherhood: Comedian Ali Wong unleashes 'Baby Cobra'

In her new Netflix special, "Baby Cobra," Wong tackles sex, bodily functions, miscarriage and the "woes" of feminism.

'Bob's Burgers' star found inspiration in his mom and landed a dream gig

Before John Roberts landed the role of Linda Belcher, he starred in a series of viral videos in which he imitated his mom — dressed in a frizzy red wig and her clothing.

Newfronts: Digital media companies converge to woo advertisers

Much like the broadcast TV Upfronts, the Newfronts are an opportunity for creators to sell ad spots to brands that want to get in front of anyone who consumes content online.

Marty & Elayne: LA's favorite jazz duo is still swingin' at the Dresden after 35 years

The couple's status as L.A. legends gained global fame in 1996 thanks to their appearance in the Vince Vaughn-Jon Favreau movie, “Swingers.”

Writer Tracy Oliver's rise from 'Awkward Black Girl' to big-screen 'Barbershop'

Oliver is a rising star in the film business, having attracted attention for her collaboration with fellow Stanford alumna Issa Rae on the web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl."