Juel D. Lane

Join UPFRONT's Ray Cornelius for a talk back with AILEY film director Jamila Wignot on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. EST on the @BronzLens Instagram page. The event is part of this year's Sundance Film Fesitval and is presented in partnership with Atlanta's own BronzLens Film Festival. 

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

Today's UPFRONT features a trio of up-and-coming superstars of stage, TV and the silver screen.

The show opens with Emmy-nominated content creator and actor James Bland. His popular webseries GIANTS can now be seen on the new CLEOtv and he's here to chat about that collaboration and more. GIANTS  focuses on three African American millenials as they navigate through "adulting" while dealing with mental health issues, sexuality, careers and more. 

Check out the extraordinary dance interpretation of Ernie Barnes' iconic painting, “The Maestro.” It was choreographed by Atlanta dance sensation Juel D. Lane. The whimsical, mystical and magical video features all kinds of #BlackBoyJoy and was released in December exclusively on AfroPunk.

Ailey II will be making its Rialto Center for the Arts premiere on Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m.