UPFRONT featuring Lee Foster, Markuann Smith and 2021 Oscar Nominees

Apr 24, 2021

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features my conversations with Rialto Center executive director Lee Foster, Godfather of Harlem executive producer Markuann Smith and 2021 Oscar nominees: Andra Day, Leslie Odom, Jr. and LaKeith Stanfield. 

Atlanta's famed Rialto Center for the Arts presents its first-ever virtual benefit gala TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. I got a chance to chat with the venue's executive director Lee Foster about the artists and supporters who will be featured during the show and how they plan to re-open this fall. 

Markuann Smith, executive producer of the the EPIX series Godfather of Harlem is here to chat about the new season and the drama's leading man---Forest Whitaker. 

Closing out the show are my interviews with actors LaKeith Stanfield, Andra Day and Leslie Odom, Jr. They are all up for Oscars this year for their roles in Judas and the Black Messiah, The United States vs. Billie Holiday and One Night in Miami, respectively.  The live broadcast of The Academy Awards airs tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.