Today's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry was full of Black star power. I got a chance to talk to the ladies of "Girls Trip," which opens in theaters nationwide this weekend. Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall dish about their roles while the film's producer---Will Packer---weighs in on why this particular film is so important. Mayor Kasim Reed also talked about his desire for Atlanta to make this film #1 at the box office.
#UPFRONT also catches up with gospel music sensation Anita Wilson and her new album, Sunday Song. The Billboard chart topping performer also opened up about the importance of voting and getting involved in your local community elections.
#UPFRONT also goes to AAFCA's Synergy Awards as they honor director, producer and iconic filmmaker Rob Hardy. The creator of BET's "The Quad" was exciting to be this year's award recipient and encouraged all of us to continue pursuing our dreams.
We closed out the show with the cast of Horizon Theatre's new musical, "Blackberry Daze." Actresses Brittany Inge and Ayana Reed discussed their roles in the show as well as working with the great Tom Jones.
Check it out below:
#UPFRONT Inside Atlanta Entertainment Industry is a 30-minute radio magazine that features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and behind-the-scenes superstars that make Georgia the new "Entertainment Capital.” It airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and his hosted by yours truly, Ray Cornelius.
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