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Season Premiere from Sundance of theGrio’s Acting Up with guest Aujanue Ellis-Taylor

A new season of theGrio Black Podcast Network’s Acting Up with Cortney Wills premieres Monday, January 22nd with a brand new episode.

Taped at the Sundance Film Festival this week, Cortney sits down with actress Aujanue Ellis-Taylor about her new film, Origins, written and directed by Ava DuVernay.

Cortney and Aunjanue have a frank conversation about the origins of hate and inhumanity on and off the screen, including why she believes Origins is not getting a fair shake in Hollywood despite the film’s crucial global message.
Aunjanue shares her own experience with pay inequality in Hollywood, including her salary demand to Will Smith on the set of King Richard and why she believes Taraji P. Henson’s demands to Hollywood are not for all Black actresses. 

Acting Up is all about Black Hollywood, who’s making noise, who’s making a difference, and how they’re moving the needle regarding representation. 

Cortney Wills’ deep connections with creatives, actors, directors, producers, writers, executives, and the real decision-makers who shape how our community is represented on screens give Acting Up access to the inner workings of Hollywood.

Listen to Acting Up to find out how the landscape is changing for the better or not when it comes to getting our stories told. 

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