#UPFRONT talks to Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson about 'Married to Real Estate' and more.
Joining us for this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry are HGTV stars Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson, award-winning playwright Eliana Pipes and CW MARCH starlet Kaylan Hammonds.
Eliana Pipes' new theatrical production, DREAM HOU$E debuts on the Alliance Theatre stage this weekend and we've got all the details about this award-winning show. Dream Hou$e follows two Latina sisters on an HGTV-style reality show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they perform for the camera, one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past while the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. What is the cultural cost of progress in America — and is cashing in always selling out? Eliana Pipes opens up about what inspired the show and the tough conversation about housing inequality and racism.
Our second segment features Kaylan Hammonds, star of the CW's new docuseries, MARCH. The project takes viewers into the riveting and demanding world of the Marching Storm, the award-winning band at HBCU Prairie View A&M University, as its members strive to climb in the rankings, balance the demands of life and school and carry the bold legacy of the university. Hammonds talks about filming the series during the height of the Corona Virus pandemic, HBCU life and much more.
Closing out the show are husband and wife team—-Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson. They’re starring in HGTV’s newest series Married to Real Estate, which airs every Thursday at 9 p.m. The one-hour episodes follow the couple as they juggle their busy professional and personal lives while helping clients land their perfect home in a dream neighborhood.
UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry is produced and hosted by Ray Cornelius. It is also recorded from the campus of Clark Atlanta University.