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

Meet the couple behind Netflix's 'The Honeymoon Standup Special'

Comedians Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero discuss religion and parenthood, and offer relationship advice to audience members in their three-part show.

How 'FernGully' inspired a generation to pursue environmental justice

Director Bill Kroyer on how the 1992 film had a lasting impact on young moviegoers at the time, including KPCC's environment reporter, Emily Guerin.

'The Rider' depicts a realistic cowboy experience rarely seen on screen

Writer-director Chloe Zhao uses real-life rancher Brady Jandreu to play a character who's recovering from a traumatic brain injury after being thrown from a bronco.

Michael K. Williams: 'I'm ready to change the narrative in my community'

The actor, who grew up in the Vanderveer Projects in Brooklyn, found refuge in arts education in public school.

Lindi Ortega's 'Liberty' is a conceptual ode to spaghetti Westerns and Tarantino movies

The Canadian singer-songwriter got her start writing music and playing gigs in her hometown of Toronto, then spent five years on the scene in Nashville.

A look at 50 classic screenplays reveals a troubling trend for female characters

An examination by Kyle Buchanan of New York magazine's Vulture.com is a telling insight into how (mostly male) writers described women.

'Queer Eye' is still breaking new ground, 15 years after its debut

Creator David Collins reflect on the original show and how the zeitgeist is craving honest conversations about serious subjects.

Lola Kirke on her new neo-noir thriller, 'Gemini,' and how she found her musical voice

The actress discusses the styling of Los Angeles in the film and her relationship with acting and music.

Harper Lee sues Aaron Sorkin

Technically, the author's estate is suing the TV writer. They say his Broadway adaptation of "To Kill A Mockingbird" deviates too far from the original novel.

Lauren Yee's 'Cambodian Rock Band' honors musicians who survived the Khmer Rouge

The play, in its world premiere at South Coast Rep, is centered around a rock band that is torn apart by the conflict — and what happens to the survivors decades later.

'Sorry To Bother You' is a surreal satire about race

The directing debut of Boots Riley, frontman of hip-hop group The Coup, is set at an Oakland telemarketing firm pitching a service called "Worry-Free Living."

A documentary shows how 50 women filmmakers broke into Hollywood

Amy Adrion's "Half the Picture" examines the challenges that female filmmakers face: "This is not a film about the bad behavior of men. This is a film about the strength of women."

Reading the tea leaves on an unpredictable Oscar race

John Horn, Kyle Buchanan from Vulture and Aisha Harris from Slate take a last look at the nominees and the cultural issues surrounding the 2018 Academy Awards.

Spotify's about to go public, but can it turn a profit?

The Swedish streaming service is about to hit the stock market, but is still heavily reliant on the deals it makes with music publishers.

Women from the Academy's music branch push to close Hollywood's gender divide

Three influential female composers from the Motion Picture Academy's Music Branch — Taura Stinson, Laura Karpman and Lesley Barber — speak out about their field.