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.

Happy Saturday Atlanta! Don't forget to check out today's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. This week features Dianne Ashford, associate producer for the STARZ hit series, "Survivor's Remorse." She'll be talking about the show and her upcoming workshop during this year's BronzeLens Film Festival. 

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Check out today's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment. It featured an interview with comedian and actor Marlon Wayans as he talked about his new sitcom "Marlon." The series debuts this Wednesday, August 16 on NBC and also stars Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle.  

The season two opener of #UPFRONT airs tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and features the cast of the documentary film "STEP" as well as the BronzeLens Film Festival.

"STEP" is a Sundance Film Festival winner that follows the lives of an all-female step team from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. These courageous girls are empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, as they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. 

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Today's edition of #UPFRONT was full of Black star power. We opened the show with Emil Thomas, artistic director of Marietta's New Theatre in the Square. He talked about the company's latest production, "Bright Half Life." The show is playing now through August 5 and is centered around the marriage of two women and the moments that make a life together. 

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. 

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