Oprah Winfrey

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will present a “Queen Sugar Red Carpet Season Finale Special" this Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30 p.m. following the 90-minute extended season two finale episode.

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.

RayCornelius.com

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. 

RayCornelius.com

Congrats to award-winning director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay! She is expanding her TV and film empire through a new first-look deal with Oprah Winfrey‘s Harpo Films. The partnership was announced earlier this week and will include new grounds for her in television and digital media.

 

 

YOU’VE ASKED FOR IT AND IT’S FINALLY HERE!

I am super excited to share with all of you my very first #UPFRONT #YOUTUBE interview. It features triple threat performer Crystal Fox aka Hanna from “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots.” The native Atlantan stopped by the #UPFRONT studios this week to talk about the popular series and what it’s really like working with Mr. Perry and Oprah Winfrey.  

 

 

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