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

When Snowden met synths: An electronic music rebellion

French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre collaborated with more than 30 artists —and Edward Snowden— for his ambitious "Electronica" album project.

Rachel Barton Pine brings heavy metal and classical together

"There's a lot of overlap in terms of people who listen to classical and metal and nothing else. Now, will they go to concerts in both genres? Not necessarily. I love trying to break down those misconceptions," says Pine.

De La Soul previews its Kickstarter-funded album, 'And the Anonymous Nobody'

De La Soul's David Jude Jolicoeur and Kelvin "Pos" Mercer talk sampling, making music without a record label, and what you can expect from their new album.

What 'The Lego Batman Movie' has in common with 'Deadpool'

Producer Dan Lin describes "The Lego Movie" as "The Matrix" for kids. Could "The Lego Batman Movie" be a PG version of "Deadpool"?

Composer Mica Levi on her Oscar-nominated score for 'Jackie'

Director Pablo Larraín called on British composer Mica Levi to create a score to reflect Jackie’s grief and disorientation.

'Icarus': Filmmaker Bryan Fogel's accidental journey inside a Russian doping scandal

In “Icarus," a cyclist who sets out to document his experiments with performance-enhancing drugs helps uncover a massive doping scandal inside Russia.

Nicholas Britell's 'chopped and screwed' score for 'Moonlight'

Nicholas Britell and director Barry Jenkins combined classical music with hip-hop production techniques to create the music for the acclaimed film.

How director Pam MacKinnon brought the whimsical French film 'Amélie' to the stage

Theater director, Pam MacKinnon, turned the beloved movie “Amélie” into a stage musical starring one of the leads from “Hamilton.”

'Bright Lights' director: 'We wanted to make a love story about a mother and daughter'

Filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom were invited by Carrie Fisher to chronicle her mother’s indomitable pursuit of performing.

Beyonce, Chance The Rapper and other musical standouts of 2016

From Beyonce’s "Lemonade" to Bon Iver’s "22, A Million," 2016 has been a year of stunning music output from some very prolific people.

How Carrie Fisher's Leia set the tone for 'Star Wars' heroines

The Frame talks about Carrie Fisher's recent book "The Princess Diarist" and the iconic actress and memoirists' influence on the role of women in the Star Wars franchise.

A court ruling puts veteran artists in a musical bind

The '60s act The Turtles have successfully fought a law that only gives copyright protection to songs created after 1972, but one of those decisions has just been overturned.

Tori Amos: Musical artists can provide comfort during troubled times

The singer/songwriter talks about writing a song for the documentary, "Audrie & Daisy," which addresses the tragic effect of teen sexual assault and cyberbullying.

Can less credible film awards sway Oscar voters?

Some of the glitzier awards have been getting attention, but the more credible nominations begin this week when the Screen Actors Guild weighs in.

Common hopes his music can help rewrite the black American story

The rapper/actor talks about his upbringing in Chicago, his mission as an artist and how he got director Ava DuVernay to put his song, "Letter to the Free," in her film, “13th.”