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

Peter Sellars on the politics of flex dancing and revisiting the Spanish conquest

Still iconoclastic after all these years, the stage and opera director talks about the intersection of history and social issues in the arts.

How did 'The Interview' fare at the box office and on video-on-demand?

Sony says its controversial comedy brought in $15 million online and $2.8 million in theaters, but will the studio ever make back its investment?

The Black List celebrates 10 years of giving aspiring screenwriters a boost

Want to know what the best picture contenders for the Oscars might be in a couple of years? You might want to take a look at something called the Black List.

Angelina Jolie says she no longer feels 'the joy' in acting

Jolie visited the Frame to talk about what she learned from Lou Zamperini directing "Unbroken," how she tackled this epic story and how she prefers directing to acting.

Sony hack: Judd Apatow blasts Sony for pulling 'The Interview'

The prolific comedy filmmaker discusses his fears and frustrations with how the fallout from "The Interview" has been handled.

How 'The Interview' screenwriter Dan Sterling became 'the guy that brought down Sony'

The screenwriter talks about getting the studio to greenlight the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy and how the drama surrounding it has affected him.

Julianne Moore hopes her role in 'Still Alice' changes the stigma surrounding Alzheimer's

The actress talks about her emotional role and the movie's potential to change the conversation and stigma surrounding the disease.

'Exodus' critics say Hollywood needs a 'broader template' when casting

Ridley Scott's latest film has been widely criticized for casting caucasian actors as Egyptians, while relegating people of color to play slaves and background characters.

Taking risks in Hollywood pays off for some Screen Actors Guild Award nominees

When you look at the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, it’s evident that several performers who made a big bet on themselves got a big payoff.

Art Basel Miami through the eyes of a LACMA curator

The county museum's chief curator of contemporary art, Franklin Sirmans, talks about this year's fair and the whirlwind intersection of art and nightlife.

Alexandre Desplat on scoring 'The Imitation Game' and fighting composer's block

He's scored two films that won best picture Oscars, but he's never won for one of his scores, despite being nominated six times. Could this be his year?

Kevin Costner's timely 'Black or White' enters the nation's racial debate

The film is centered on a widowed grandfather who fights to retain custody of his bi-racial granddaughter. How much does race fuel each side's case?

Reese Witherspoon's quest to find more 'complex' leading roles for women

The actress and her producing partner, Bruna Papandrea, talk "Wild" and how they're on the hunt for more interesting and challenging stories and scripts.

'The Imitation Game': Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't 'bear the tragedy' of Alan Turing

The actor talks about how much he knew about the WWII codebreaker before taking the role, whether or not motion capture is "real" acting, and more.

'Stop Kiss': Playhouse director makes risky debut with lesbian love story

Seema Sueko, director of the Pasadena Playhouse's run of 'Stop Kiss,' talks about how the audience response to her directorial debut exceeded all of her expectations.