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The Cast of #WhenLoveKills, Marlon Wayans + Asante Bradford featured on #UPFRONT

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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.  

#UPFRONT also hit the red carpet this week for the Atlanta premiere of TV One’s original movie “When Love Kills.” I got a chance to talk with the film’s stars Niatia “Lil’ Mama” Kirkland, Lance Gross and Tami Roman as well as the film's director Tasha Smith. It debuts on TV One Monday, August 28 at 9 p.m. 

My last segment featured Asante Bradford, Project Manager for Digital Entertainment and Emerging Media for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. He discussed his role in recruiting young talent as well as the state’s new tax incentives for music, post production and much more. We also played music from Tony-winning Broadway stars---Billy Porter and Cynthia Erivo---along with throwback sounds from US3 and the iconic Nina Simone.  

#UPFRONT Inside Atlanta Entertainment Industry is a 30-minute radio magazine that features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and behind-the-scenes superstars that make Georgia the new "Entertainment Capital.” It airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and his hosted by yours truly, Ray Cornelius.

#UPFRONT is sponsored by the BronzeLens Film Festival

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.