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
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.'"
"Gotham" provides a new take on Batman's origin story. Lisa Padovani is the show's costume designer and took the Frame through how she draws her inspirations.
The Havana Biennial Art Exhibition shows off the art of what's seen as a politically repressive society, where there's a fine line to walk when it comes to making a statement.
At this year’s CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater owners in Sin City, a lot of people are suddenly talking about calorie counting — of popcorn.
Speaking at an annual film industry convention, the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America introduced a website where consumers can access content legally.
Composer Patrick Morganelli talks about the difficulty of adapting the film for the stage and why he rewrote part of the score specifically for the L.A. performance.
"Unfriended" presented the difficulty of showing a whole movie on one computer screen, as well as trying to accurately capture millennials' Internet habits.
A veteran stand-up comedian, Schaal co-hosts the Hot Tub comedy night, which she launched 10 years ago in New York and brought with her to L.A. two years ago.