Michelle Lanz Associate Producer, The Frame

Michelle Lanz headshot
Contact Michelle Lanz

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

Lyle Workman finds inspiration in the streets of Los Angeles for the Netflix series, 'Love'

The composer talks about his creative process in writing music for the Judd Apatow series.

How producer DeVon Franklin merged faith and film to find success in Hollywood

The 37-year-old minister explains how he worked his way up from intern to studio executive through hard work and by staying true to his faith.

'Midnight Special' director Jeff Nichols: 'If you don't like something in this film, it's my fault'

The writer/director discusses his creative process on "Midnight Special," how fatherhood influenced the story and why having final cut is non-negotiable.

Composer Laura Karpman's quest to get more women in the scoring stage

Women comprised just 1 percent of all composers working on the top 250 films of 2014, but if composer Laura Karpman has her way, that's about to change.

'The Danish Girl' costumer Paco Delgado had twice the work for one actor

Creating costumes for a movie about a trans character in 1920s Europe posed a unique challenge for Spanish costume designer Paco Delgado.

‘The Revenant’ sound editor cuts open the Leo-in-a-horse scene

Oscar-winning sound editor Lon Bender breaks open the scene of Leonardo DiCaprio cutting open his dead horse to survive a freezing night in "The Revenant."

Improv group The Black Version pokes fun at racial stereotypes in Hollywood

The improv troupe pokes fun at racial stereotypes and the lack of diversity in Hollywood by putting an Afro-centric spin on classic films.

How Pixar prepared writer Meg LeFauve for her next challenge: 'Captain Marvel'

The Oscar-nominated co-writer of "Inside Out" comes from live action movies, so adjusting to Pixar’s intense process and learning how to write for animation was a challenge.

'The Witch': Real and fairytale worlds converge in Robert Eggers' dark directorial debut

The film's writer-director joined us to talk about his childhood nightmares and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy in 17th century New England.

Actor Edward Gero reflects on portraying Justice Antonin Scalia on stage

Gero spent a year studying Scalia for "The Originalist," a play by John Strand that was produced last year at Arena Stage in Washington D.C.

6 crazy details about filming the white Bronco chase for 'People v OJ Simpson'

"To shoot it on a stage would just feel like the little TV movie that we definitely didn't want to be," executive producer Brad Simpson told the Frame.

Josh Brolin says 'panic' sets in when the Coen brothers offer him a role

Josh Brolin plays the lead of Eddie Mannix, a studio executive during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in the Coen brothers' new movie, 'Hail, Caesar!'

Why a manipulated magazine photo plays a pivotal role in 'The People v. OJ Simpson'

Series creators Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander say when Time magazine darkened Simpson's skin, it became a key moment in the story.

'Tallulah' filmmaker Sian Heder talks motherhood & moviemaking

The filmmaker's debut feature, 'Tallulah,' tells the story of a young nanny who kidnaps a toddler in an impulsive attempt to rescue the child from a negligent mother.

'Birth of a Nation' director: 'Nat Turner used an axe. My axe is a camera'

The talk of this year's Sundance Film Festival is Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation," which tells the story of a bloody slave rebellion in 1831.