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

How a deaf girl with no acting experience became the star of ‘Wonderstruck’

The young deaf actress who plays Rose in the new Todd Haynes movie hopes the film will expand audiences' understanding of deaf people.

Harvey Weinstein's history begs for a documentary about Hollywood abuses. But can it be made?

"The Hunting Ground" producer Amy Ziering believes a film about predatory behavior in Hollywood is in order, but the industry itself might get in the way.

'Jane': An intimate portrait of Jane Goodall's groundbreaking 1962 expedition

Director Brett Morgen discusses the making of a new documentary about the world's most famous female scientist.

Women in Hollywood react to Harvey Weinstein harassment allegations

What does it say about the culture of the film industry that the allegations against the movie mogul never became public until now?

‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Boston bombing survivor who lost his legs

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal discusses portraying a real-life survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Behind the scenes at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Frame's John Horn tours the construction site of the museum that is set to open in 2019, next door to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

How Giancarlo Esposito's suicidal thoughts led him to direct a movie

The "Breaking Bad" star discusses the low point in his career that led him to his second directorial effort about reality television and suicide.

Greta Gerwig didn't want 'Lady Bird' to be a typical teen girl movie

The actress, who has co-written other films, discusses her first solo directing effort on "Lady Bird" and lessons she learned from other directors.

Mike White says 'Brad's Status' is a gift to his father

The filmmaker stopped by The Frame with his father to talk about his latest movie — which was inspired by their relationship.

Director Shaul Schwartz exposes big game hunting in 'Trophy'

The filmmaker's documentary looks at the politics and ethics of a practice that has passionate supporters and detractors.

Emma Stone says she and Steve Carell got equal pay for 'Battle of the Sexes'

The Oscar-winning actress plays Billie Jean King, who in the 1970s fought for women to receive the same prize money as their male counterparts.

'Battle of the Sexes': For Billie Jean King, it wasn't tennis — it was social change

The tennis great says the new film captures the larger fight for equality that was at stake in her 1973 match with Bobby Riggs.

'Take My Wife' creators search for a new home for their show

After streaming service Seeso announced it was shutting down, married comics Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher released the diversity statistics of their show's cast and crew.

Can trans TV characters educate the audience?

The Frame hears from a trio of actors and producers about telling authentic trans narratives in the televisions shows "The Fosters," "Queen Sugar" and "Transparent."

'Patti Cake$' director Geremy Jasper drew from his musical past to make his first movie

The former singer of the indie band The Fever talks about how he made the leap from struggling musician to full-fledged filmmaker.