Darby Maloney

Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Frame

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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

Twyla Tharp: the need to create dance and the will to survive

Fifty years after its founding, the Twyla Tharp company is still thriving, despite dance being — according to the choreographer — at the bottom of the cultural heap.

Deaf West Theatre goes from LA's Skid Row to Broadway

The company produced "Spring Awakening" at Inner City Arts' small theater, then moved it to The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Now the show is getting rave reviews on Broadway.

Showtime president David Nevins reflects on the state of TV today

As the beginning of a series of conversations with network executives, the head of Showtime talks diversity, "Twin Peaks," and some shows that got away.

The LA art scene: Mega-galleries and narco art

Los Angeles Times art writer Carolina Miranda talks about the trend toward massive commercial galleries in L.A., and the work of Colombian artist Camilo Restrepo.

Making the case that making movies by, for and about women is good business

Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood and veteran producer Lydia Dean Pilcher are combating the gender disparity in the entertainment business with an economic argument.

The Emmys 2015 show TV in transition, with broadcast left behind

Only two awards went to shows airing on broadcast television: NBC's "The Voice" won for Outstanding Reality Series and Allison Janney won a supporting award for "Mom."

Emily Mortimer on why making 'Doll & Em' is therapeutic

In the HBO comedy series “Doll & Em,” real life best friends Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer play fictional best friends, known as Doll and Em. But it's not about them. Really. It's not.

A tour of the Broad museum with its head curator

The museum houses one of the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art in the world. The Frame toured the latest addition to downtown's Grand Avenue cultural corridor.

‘Transparent's’ Jill Soloway tries to correct gender inequity behind the scenes

Jill Soloway, one of the few women in television who actually runs a show, says she doesn’t take her position lightly.

New study on TV highlights lack of women behind the camera

A new report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film looks at how the major television networks and some streaming services fare with hiring women.

Film festival season madness continues in Toronto — here’s what to expect

The Telluride and Venice festivals have wrapped, and the New York festival is around the corner, but this week the film world revolves around Toronto.

Novelist Emma Donoghue waited to find the perfect director for 'Room'

The author of the best-seller film about a mother and son held in captivity also wrote the screenplay, and now the film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is finally being released.

Richard Gere goes against type, playing a homeless man in 'Time Out Of Mind'

The actor is most recognized for his portrayal of an attorney in “Pretty Woman.” For his latest film he chose to play the sort of person who is often overlooked.

The rom-com 'Sleeping With Other People' uses sex as a subject, not a punchline

“Sleeping with Other People” is produced by the company Gloria Sanchez -- that’s the women’s division of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s company, Gary Sanchez.

Solving the problem of so many good TV shows, so many platforms

With TV shows spread out over Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, cable, broadcast and so many other platforms, Grantland's Andy Greenwald helps us sort out the landscape.