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

'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night': The world's first Iranian vampire Western

Director Ana Lily Amirpour talks about her history with horror flicks, the joy of designing characters, and pitching a black-and-white film in Farsi with "a dope soundtrack."

'Atari: Game Over': The true story behind the 'ET' video game debacle

Zak Penn, director of the documentary "Atari: Game Over," talks about unearthing the end of the company and restoring the legacy of its maligned designer, Howard Scott Warshaw.

Why it took Disney 18 years to bring 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' to the U.S. stage

Tom Schumacher, who runs Disney's theatrical division, explains why the company is taking a chance on a title that was not a huge movie hit.

Stephen Hawking told 'The Theory of Everything' director the biopic is 'broadly true'

We caught up with director James Marsh to talk about how he chose Eddie Redmayne for the role of Hawking and what it was like to screen the film for the physicist.

How the 'Foxcatcher' script came together as a dark, macho love triangle

Screenwriters E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman talk about the unusual collaboration through which they created the script for "Foxcatcher."

'Banksy Does New York': HBO doc asks, 'What is public space now'?

Director Chris Moukarbel talks about the challenges of using social media to help make his documentary, and the multiple layers of social commentary in Banksy's work.

The Frame 'First': Jill Soloway on seeing her writing come to life in 'Six Feet Under'

"Transparent" creator Jill Soloway remembers what it was like to see her writing come to life for the first time on the set of "Six Feet Under."

The Frame 'First': How Jake Gyllenhaal was inspired by Denzel Washington to become an actor

Jake Gyllenhaal talks about how watching an emotional performance in "Glory" inspired him to become an actor.

Christopher Nolan: 'Interstellar' is 'my most aggressive attempt' at a family blockbuster

The writer-director says his sci-fi drama is inspired by everything from "Star Wars" to Steven Spielberg films to "2001: A Space Odyssey."

'Invisible Cities' opera moves from Union Station to your listening device

Yuval Sharon, artistic director of The Industry, and album producer Nick Tipp talk about their recording of the innovative opera.

Why Jake Gyllenhaal channeled a coyote for his role in 'Nightcrawler'

The actor talks about why he's happier playing dark characters, why he loves "playing live" onstage, and how the coyote became his "Nightcrawler" character's spirit animal.

USC's secret archive of horror films by John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon

USC's Dino Everett tracked down the student films of horror legends John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon and compiled them into a feature-length program.

'The Walking Dead' makeup artist Greg Nicotero on how to win at Halloween

It's not that easy being dead. "The Walking Dead" hosts "Zombie School" every season for wannabe walkers. Here are some insider tips.

Benjamin Millepied's LA Dance Project returns to a local stage

The contemporary dance company returns to the Ace Hotel Theater with a program that includes a new work by the choreographer set to music by Phillip Glass.

British soul singer Alice Russell is on tour with her baby in tow

Alice Russell used to have the occasional vodka before a show, but says that's changed "'cause I'm, you know, making milk at the moment."