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

How 'Law & Order: SVU' producers wrestled with the 'hero cop' trope

Writer, producer and M.D., Neal Baer ran "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" from 2000-2011. He reflects on how relied on consultants for accuracy and why TV creators have a responsibility to the public.

What it takes to be an 'American Ninja Warrior' with stuntwoman Jessie Graff

Graff has been on the show over three seasons but her full-time job is as a stuntwoman for movies like "Transformers" and the "X-Men" films.

'Border Bang': Artist Jorge Gutierrez and the vivid pop culture of the US-Tijuana border

"I didn't know that Mickey Mouse and Mr. T and Elvis didn't hang out," says the artist and animator. "I just got used to seeing them together."

Broad Street: A new production company battles gender inequality in Hollywood

Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas have formed Broad Street Pictures to create more roles for women, both in front of and behind the camera

Bonnie Raitt wanted a career in social justice — then she fell in love with music

In advance of the tour for "Dig in Deep," Bonnie Raitt reflects on her development as a musician, the influence of B.B. King, and her passion for social activism.

Director Paul Greengrass focuses 'Jason Bourne' on issue of cyberespionage

The filmmaker explains that it was Matt Damon who convinced him to give the Bourne character another go, nearly 10 years after the previous movie in the franchise.

'Lights Out' producer Lawrence Grey: 'All big directors secretly want to do a horror film'

Grey says filmmakers will accept a small budget in order to have a lot of control over a large cinematic experience. That's what first-time filmmaker David Sandberg experienced with "Lights Out."

Feds move to seize 'Wolf of Wall Street' assets from Red Granite Pictures

While accepting his Golden Globe award in 2014, Leonardo DiCaprio thanks "Joey, Riz and Jho" from his "Wolf of Wall Street" production team.

Writer Katie Dippold aims to balance nostalgia with originality in 'Ghostbusters' remake

The film was plagued by Internet trolls complaining about its all-female lead cast, but writer Katie Dippold tried not to let the noise get to her.

A peek into Naughty Dog game creator Neil Druckmann's creative process

The creative director of the gaming developer Naughty Dog takes us inside his creative process for games like "The Last of Us" and "Uncharted 4."

Meet the mother-son team behind 'The Infiltrator' starring Bryan Cranston

Brad Furman talks about the challenges of directing “The Infiltrator,” which was adapted into a screenplay by his mother, Ellen Brown Furman.

'Captain Fantastic' and the perils of off-the-grid fatherhood

Writer/director Matt Ross found inspiration for "Captain Fantastic" story in his own upbringing as well as his experience as a parent.

'Neon Demon' composer Cliff Martinez enjoys feeling like a 'Hollywood outsider'

After an opportunity to score an episode of "Pee-wee’s Playhouse" in the ‘80s, Martinez became hooked on writing music for the big and small screen.

Academy board hopefuls want action: 'We can't wait for Hollywood to open doors'

Earlier this week, the Academy invited the largest and most diverse group of new members ever. As a result, election platforms for new governors have become polarized.

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel take UCB comedy show 'Crash Test' to the streets

The Comedy Central special “Crash Test with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer” is a mobile version of their UCB stage show. It takes place on the streets of L.A., in a huge, glass-walled bus.