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 UPFRONT is pure fiyah! I’ll be talking to Emmy winning producer and director Anthony Hemingway and the cast of USA’S Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. - Bokeem Woodbine, Wavvy Jonez and Marcc Rose. 

The 90th Oscars are this Sunday evening and CAU Mass Media Arts Chair, Dr. Nsenga Burton gives us her projected winners. Nominees include Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige, Daniel Kaluuya and Octavia Spencer. 

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This week’s edition of UPFRONT features the cast of Kenny Leon’s True Colors production of King Hedley II. The show is playing now through March 11 at the Southwest Arts Center. 

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) recently held its annual aTVfest and UPFRONT was there to capture some of the sights and sounds of the weekend including exclusive interviews with the cast of The Chi and Black Lightning

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I had the unique pleasure of interviewing the G.O.A.T of filmmaking—SPIKE LEE—for today’s edition of UPFRONT.  The award-winning director, actor, producer and cinema legend was in town to promote the 30th Anniversary Screening of his film, School Daze, which is taking place on Monday, February 19 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Mr. Lee stopped by the WCLK 91.9 studios to chat with me about the event and his iconic musical that originally debuted in theaters on February 12, 1988.

Today's UPFRONT is another exciting one! We continue our celebration of Black History Month with interviews from the cast of TV One’s original movie Behind the Movement. Isaiah Washington, Loretta Devine and Roger G. Smith open up about their characters that helped shape the iconic Civil Rights Movement. The film airs tomorrow night at 7 p.m. EST. 

UPFRONT also catches up with the cast of Horizon Theatre Company's The Ballad of Klook and Vinette. Brittany Inge and Amari Cheatom discuss their sexy new musical production that has everyone talking. 

This week's edition of #UPFRONT is packed with a lot of star power! I'll be talking to  CAU alumni and star of BET’s The Quad, Larry RhemThe popular series is back for second season and airs Tuesday nights at 10 pm. The offspring of Hip Hop royalty are in the building. I'm talking about none other than the cast of WEtv's Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.  They stopped by to dish about their second season and the misconceptions of reality stars.

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