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#UPFRONT featuring Kathleen Bertrand, Chyna Robinson and Juel D. Lane (AUDIO + VIDEO)

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Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. We are saluting the 11th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival taking place August 11-16. 

BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF) Executive Producer Kathleen Bertrand talks about this year's new virtual experience. She also takes listeners through a day at the Festival and gives us a sneak peek about the various workshops and special guests who will be in attendance. Film schedules, workshops, panels and more events are available at www.BronzeLens.com

Filmmaker Chyna Robinson stopped by to chat about her award-winning indie film No Ordinary Love. It is appearing at this year's BLFF and is up for "Best Feature" at the BronzeLens Awards. No Ordinary Love follows the lives of two female protagonists who plot a potentially deadly escape from their manipulative husbands. Chyna also opens up about the highs and lows of being a black, female creative in Hollywood. Catch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWoiiBUrh7g">No Ordinary Love on Friday, August 14 at 7 pm at the BronzeLens Film Festival.

Closing out the show is award-winning dancer and choreographer Juel D. Lane. His film Touch and Agree will be shown at BLFF as part of the Short Films category. Touch and Agree is centered around the unconditional love between two black men and explores themes of sexuality and identity. The piece includes classic music from R&B crooner Sam Cooke and was part of Ailey II's national tour in 2017.  

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.