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UPFRONT chats with Jean-Marc Mavinga, Marcellas Reynolds, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jenny Lumet

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Check out the recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my conversation with rising filmmaker Jean-Marc Mavinga plus the team behind Showtime's new series, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Jenny Lumet and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. Closing out the show is a re-broadcast of my exclusive conversation with former runway and print model Marcellas Reynolds as we discuss his book, Supreme Models.

My first segment begins with retired military vet and rising filmmaker Jean-Marc Mavinga. The CAU student is here to chat about his first film, HOME, which focuses on a combat veteran suffering from PTSD and the loss of his two best friends. The project was written and executive produced by Mavinga, who was eager to chat about his passion project and much more.

The second segment features the creative team behind Showtime's new series, The Man Who Fell to Earth - executive producer, Jenny Lumet and star Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Oscar nominated TV, film, and stage actor portrays an alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. The show also stars Oscar-nominated actress Naomie Harris and NAACP Image Award nominee Clarke Peters. The conversation was part of a recent AAFCA Roundtable Discussion.

For my last segment, we reached back into the UPFRONT vault to re-air my exclusive conversation with former runway and print model, Marcellas Reynolds. His coffee table book, Supreme Models recaptures the lives and careers of Black female models from 1940s through today.

Watch the full conversation below: