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

Kurt Sutter learns to let go of being a 'control freak' for 'Southpaw'

Kurt Sutter is making the move from TV's "Sons of Anarchy" to film with "Southpaw." He discusses making the movie without Eminem and why his new boxing movie is unique.

How Disney plans to lure tourists to Shanghai

Disney CEO Bob Iger gave a preview this week of the massive park and resort in Shanghai that's been 16 years and $5.5 billion in the making.

'The Stanford Prison Experiment' revisits a 1971 psychology trial gone wrong

Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez worked with the experiment's originator, professor, Philip Zimbardo, to re-create a notorious chapter in academic research.

For Sandra Tsing Loh, all is fair in love and war and everything in between

In her new stage show, "The Bitch is Back: An All Too Intimate Conversation," the writer and performer mines her life and that of anyone within earshot.

Trying to keep a relationship alive across '10,000 Km'

Carlos Marques-Marcet is the director of the new indie film about the struggles of a couple navigating a long distance relationship via modern technology

The woman behind the moves in 'Magic Mike'

Choreographer Allison Faulk and her team worked with the actors to play to their strengths when developing the film's dance sequences.

Why the documentary 'Cartel Land' plays like a real life action drama

The film follows vigilante groups on both sides of the border, revealing a battle that can't easily be characterized as good-versus-bad.

Capturing Nina Simone’s passions and demons in ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary by Liz Garbus that looks at Nina Simone's civil rights efforts, passions and inner demons.

One of James Horner's final collaborators pays tribute to the composer

Patricia Riggen directed "The 33," one of the last films the iconic composer worked on, and she remembers what made him such a special collaborator.

Dolphin's of Hollywood: Story of a landmark record store hits the stage

Dolphin's was one of L.A.'s first African-American-owned record stores, founded by the innovator John Dolphin. A hit stage musical tells the story.

'True Detective' main titles show California's dark, gothic edge

Patrick Clair, the mind behind the main title sequences for both seasons of "True Detective," breaks down how he moved the visuals from Louisiana to the Golden State.

'Dope' combines Inglewood, hip-hop and John Hughes movies

Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" follows Malcolm, a kid from Inglewood, on an L.A. adventure. "I think film needs to start reflecting [diversity], or it's going to become a dinosaur."

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': How the director dealt with personal loss

When we first met the director at Sundance, he’d just completed the movie and we were one of his first interviews. The film's dedicated to his father, and he let us know what that meant.

'The Wolfpack' follows isolated brothers with a film obsession

Director Crystal Moselle documents the brothers whose obsessive relationship with films connects them to the outside world in a story that's almost impossible to believe.

LA Film Festival: Finding its voice by focusing on women and LA

If you want to see the latest movies made outside the studio system, you head to Sundance. The Los Angeles Film Festival remains one that's yet to be fully defined.