Dating

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features Emmy Award winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sonia Lowman and Greg Scruggs from the Peacock documentary Black Boys, Will Packer and Dr. Nicole LaBeach from OWN's Put A Ring On It and AAFCA member Ronda Penrice is here for our Hollywood Roundup

Watch the trailer for BET's new romantic thriller Friend Request. It premieres Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. and features CAU Alumnus Larry Rhem.

Friend Request stars Tosin Morohunfola as Malik, a successful attorney who accepts an unexpected friend request from an old flame, Rayna (played by Vicky Jeudy) that could ruin his marriage and life as he knows it. It also features Renelle Nicole as Malik's wife, Michelle and Rhem as Malik's best friend, Garrett.

Friend Request is directed and executive produced by Atlanta's own Roger M. Bobb. 

As part of our ongoing public conversation about the future of healthcare, this week on The Local Take I talk with Corbett Simon of Checkmate Healthcare. Checkmate, launched this year, offers a safe way to check, treat and share your communicable disease status via a mobile app. 

Corbett Simon explains how Checkmate works and what the company hopes to change in the world of dating. Uncomfortable conversations can be elminated by sharing your current status via their mobile app.