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

With Diane Coffee, Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming steps out in front of the kit

Shaun Fleming (aka Diane Coffee) on how he became the drummer for Foxygen, how he writes songs for Diane Coffee and how a sense of place affects his songwriting.

Lake Bell on the challenges of navigating motherhood, a film career and being a workaholic

The actress and filmmaker talks about the impact that having a daughter has had on her approach to work, and the rigorous ways in which she approaches directing.

'Bessie' producer Lili Fini Zanuck says 'women don't help women' enough in Hollywood

With an Academy Award on her resumé and now 12 Emmy nominations for "Bessie," Zanuck laments that women don't help each other enough.

Warner Bros. eyes deal to produce Chinese-language films in China

These “local language productions” have been made by American studios around the globe but not on the scale that Warner Bros. is proposing.

The challenges of putting on the FYF Fest: 'We have bands confirm and cancel constantly'

Sean Carlson's challenges in booking the festival became evident when headliner Frank Ocean pulled out two days before this year's event. Enter...Kanye West.

Play based on Claudia Rankine's 'Citizen' puts racial aggressions center stage

Poet Claudia Rankine on the origins of the stories in her book, her thoughts on how the play was adapted and the significance of the hooded sweatshirt in a post-Trayvon Martin era.

'Man From UNCLE' director Guy Ritchie would 'quite fancy' making an animated kids film

Director Guy Ritchie talks about following his Sherlock movies with "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and his secret love of children's animated movies like "Frozen."

Does TV need an Affordable 'Cable' Act to hold on to millennial subscribers?

With the rise of streaming services, TV audiences have been cutting the cable and satellite cord. Traditional media giants must innovate to survive.

Cinespia: How one 'odd idea' sparked 14 years of filmgoing at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Since 2002, Cinespia has grown into an insanely popular event that brings up to 4,000 people together on picnic blankets every weekend from May to September.

Kate Mara's terrible wig and other reasons why 'Fantastic Four' flopped

The spectacular demise of “Fantastic Four” offers a case study in what can go wrong when a studio rushes a film into production and clashes with its director. Or when a makeup department slaps a random wig on an actress during reshoots,

'The Brink' creators satirize security, avoiding World War 3

Tim Robbins stars as a secretary of state with a thing for prostitutes and alcohol. Between benders, he must deal with a crisis that could spark World War 3.

Broadly: Vice's new women-centric site nixes the comment section to avoid trolls

Editor-in-Chief Tracie Egan Morrissey says Broadly will offer everything from documentary-style videos to in-depth editorials and features.

Composer Reinhold Heil gives Cold War-era tension a modern twist in 'Deutschland 83'

The series hits close to home for Heil, who now works in Los Angeles. Back in the 1980s, he was a young man living in West Berlin.

'Diary of a Teenage Girl' challenges 'virginal princess' tropes by depicting teen sexuality on screen

In "The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” actress Bel Powley plays Minnie, an artsy 15-year-old girl who begins the movie by confessing she’s just had sex for the first time.

Writer Diablo Cody's mother-in-law was the inspiration for 'Ricki and the Flash'

Meryl Streep's character represents a common challenge for women in the entertainment business: balancing work and motherhood.