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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
Comedian Wanda Sykes and Chris Nee, the creator of “Doc McStuffins,” discuss an episode of the Disney Jr. show that features same-sex parents.
The husband-and-wife duo Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman funneled anxiety, dread and discomfort into their feature film "Lemon."
Kenny Ortega choreographed and directed the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" and "Descendants" films. He says he'd love to someday make a coming-out story for young people.
The actor talks about working with director Kathryn Bigelow in the film based on the Algiers Motel incident during the chaotic summer of 1967 in Detroit.
Directors Sabah Folayan and Damon Davis discuss how they got the Ferguson community to tell their story after the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary always dreamed of making a movie. Now their quirky "Brigsby Bear" is a reality — and they hope people show up to see it.
Director Amanda Lipitz says, "I believe Freddie Gray's death gave the young women and their families the courage to really be honest and truthful about their lives."
The study's authors stressed that they weren't simply looking at the number of people being hired by Hollywood, but how they're being portrayed on screen.
Joshua Weinstein set his film in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn and based it on the real life story of Menashe Lustig, who had never even seen a movie.
Former stuntman and stunt coordinator David Leitch discusses how his background informed his direction of the new action movie.
Matthew Heineman's documentary follows a group of Syrians who have been documenting the battle for the city of Raqqa.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris explores the life and art of his friend photographer Elsa Dorfman in the documentary, "The B-Side."
Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech star in a play that is inspired by physics and string theory and alternates between multiple realities.
The actor discusses his role in "Okja" and how the streaming service was the only place for director Bong Joon-Ho to create the film he had in mind.
Fresh off her Best Director win at Cannes Film Festival, Sofia Coppola shares why she chose to direct a new version of "The Beguiled," this time through the women's perspective.