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Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Frame
Darby C. Maloney is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for Southern California Public Radio. She works on KPCC's daily arts and entertainment program, The Frame.
Prior to joining KPCC, Darby covered the entertainment industry as producer of KCRW’s "The Business" and the "Hollywood Breakdown." While at KCRW, she launched "The Spin-off," a monthly podcast about television, contributed to other culture shows such as "Unfictional," and her work on "The Business" earned numerous awards including two Gracies, a Golden Mike, and a National Entertainment Journalism Award.
In 2006-2007 she was a contributing producer to the "This American Life" television series on Showtime. In the episode "Growth Spurt," she produced the story "Lights, Camera, Traction" about a group of people at the Burbank Senior Artists Colony who made a short film and in the process discovered what it means to be young. From 2008-2010 she helped launch and produce the web-series "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" with NOVA and WGBH. The series was nominated for a Webby and won a Streamy in that time.
Prior to her career in producing, Darby was a psychotherapist who was trained in psychoanalysis. She has a BA in English from Northwestern University and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.
Stories by Darby Maloney
Three women were instrumental in creating the distinctive world of Wakanda: costume designer Ruth Carter; production designer Hannah Beachler; and cinematographer Rachel Morrison.
The Oscar-nominated actress worked hard to bring complexity to the role of Tonya Harding's abusive mother, LaVona.
Best known as a singer, she drew on her family's Southern roots and her own life to deliver an Academy Award-nominated performance.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan first came to wide attention in “The Grand Budapest Hotel." Now she’s got an Academy Award nomination for Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”
The married couple used their love story as a jumping-off point to write "The Big Sick," and now they've got an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.
James Ivory talks with John Horn about this gay love story and why he wanted to portray the parents of the teenager as embracing of their son's sexuality.
After "Cartel Land," Matthew Heineman returns with a series that provides an intimate look at both the micro and macro devastation of the heroin epidemic.
One of the few female cinematographers in the business shot both the acclaimed period film and the upcoming, big budget superhero movie.
Ed Moses hates the words "make" and "create" and "art." As far as he's concerned he's a "shaman" who engages in "magic."
The acclaimed actress discusses her role in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film, and her Tony Award-winning performance in “A Doll’s House, Part 2."
Through her music and her work as a dental hygienist, Linda Perhacs sees herself as a healer. Now, over 40 years after an unlikely break into the music business, she's back.
The filmmaker says progress towards equality and inclusion has been slow — but now is the time for "taking."
With "It Ain't Fair", Questlove's song for "Detroit", he was determined to bring the emotion of the 1967 tragedy into 2017.
The filmmaker uses reenactments, home movies and elements of a narrative film that explores the mysterious 1953 death of a U.S. government biochemist.
Amy Adrion's "Half the Picture," which will debut at the Sundance Film Festival, examines the history of systemic discrimination against women filmmakers.