Michelle Lanz Associate Producer, The Frame
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 Atlantic's Megan Garber explains why the comedy world has changed to more frequently take on issues like sexism, racism and unquestioned social conventions.
The L.A.-based producer known as Photek has remixed both Daft Punk and Bob Marley. He’s also the composer for ABC’s series “How to Get Away With Murder.”
Feig tells us how he makes movies like "Bridesmaids," the new "Spy" and the upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters," how he got into and out of movie directing jail and shares his creative process.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
After 26 seasons of voicing dozens of characters on “The Simpsons,” Harry Shearer is leaving the show.
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.
"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."
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 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.
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.
"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.
"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.'"