UPFRONT/Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry

Saturdays 9:00am

UPFRONT/Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry takes an in-depth look at Atlanta’s arts and entertainment scene including TV, film, theater, music and more. UPFRONT features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and the behind-the-scenes influencers that make ATL Hollywood South.

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This week's edition of #UPFRONT features jazz vocalist Kathleen Bertrand as she talks about her new album, It’s Time to Love. This is Bertrand’s first project in six years and it features collaborations with Phil Davis, Tyrone Jackson, Tony Hightower and The Dangerfeel Newbies.

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This week on #UPFRONT! I got a chance to chat with New York Times bestselling author, renowned spiritual success coach and Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin about his new book, The Hollywood Commandments. He also opens up about his upcoming animated film, "The Star," which opens in theaters later on this month.

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This week on #UPFRONT, iconic filmmaker Mario Van Peebles and his daughter, Morgana, talk about their new SyFy series, "Superstition." The show features Mario as the patriarch of the Hastings family, the only funeral home owners in the mysterious town of La Rochelle, Ga., which is known for its haunted houses, odd residents and unusual phenomena. The series is written, produced and directed by Mario and also stars Demetria McKinney and Brad James. 

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Don't forget to tune into today's show! This week's guests include original “Dreamgirl” Sheryl Lee Ralph, who is here to talk about her role on the Amazon series, “One Mississippi” as well as her two other film projects. She also opens up about why she continues to advocate for HIV-AIDS awareness and prevention.

Check out this week’s edition of #UPFRONT! My special guests include singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas from the Grammy-award winning girl group TLC. She'll be discussing her cameo as Zora Neale Hurston in “Marshall.” The film opens nationwide in theaters this weekend.

The High Museum of Art has a new exhibition debuting today titled, #MAKINGAFRICA. I caught up with the show’s curators Carol Thompson and Amelie Klein to discuss what viewers can expect from the show and more.

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