Issa Rae

This week on The Local Take I speak with Clark Atlanta University alumna Nnegest Likké, an award winning film director, screenwriter and producer.

I ask Nnegest about her start and her first movie. She speaks about doing work in "the laboratory" explaining that there is no easy way to build your expertise.  She read every book that had been written about making movies. She talks about the screenplays she wrote that were bad, but she kept reading and writing until she thought she had something.

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Voting is open for the 49TH NAACP Image Awards – Entertainer of the Year.  The winner will be revealed during the two-hour special airing live on TV One, Monday, January 15, 2018, the federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The six nominees are: Chadwick Boseman, Ava DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, and Jay-Z.

 

Simply visit the NAACP Image Awards website. Remember, it is the only place to vote for your favorite star. Fans also have until November 17 to cast their votes.

 

Ray Cornelius

Don't forget to tune into this week's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. Today's show will feature one-on-one interviews with the honorees from the recent BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon.  Crystal Fox, Neema Barnette and Nefertite Nguvu all talked exclusively to us about being recognized for their careers in front of and behind the lens. 

Mahoghani Dawn

"The Golden Globe Awards" air tomorrow night at 8 p.m. on NBC and a record number of African-American actors have been nominated. “Insecure” star Issa Rae is up for  “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy” along with black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross. “Atlanta” actor Donald Glover and black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson are also in the running for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.”

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Make sure you all check out today's edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.”  The show will feature Issa Rae, star of HBO's new series "Insecure".  We also talk to rising photographer and artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden about his new exhibition, "Come to Selfhood", which explores Black male imagery and masculinity. Tony winning-director and CAU alumni Kenny Leon is also in the studio to chat about directing "Hairspray" with Jennifer Hudson as well as his fondest memories of the late actor, Bill Nunn.