Acting Up

Acting Up takes a close look at what Hollywood looks like with TheGrio’s Entertainment Director Cortney Wills. Covering music, TV and film since 2005, pop culture junkie, Cortney Wills guides listeners through a primary source experience with icons, celebrities, actors, producers, directors, and more— all people who are helping to shape how our community is represented on and off the screen. Acting up is smart, relevant and dedicated to Black Excellence in Entertainment.

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Episode 14

PRIDE & JOY: Brandon Kyle Goodman


June 10, 2021 - 45:26

Episode 13

Inside Tribeca Film Festival


June 3, 2021 - 35:03 mins

Episode 12

Dawn Porter: The Way She Sees It


May 27, 2021 - 33:37 mins

Episode 11

The Magic of Nicole Beharie


May 20, 2021 - 31:52 mins

Episode 10

Breaking Stigmas Onscreen


May 13, 2021 - 34:48 mins

Episode 9

Meeting The Moment: Omar Dorsey


May 6, 2021 - 40:43 mins

Episode 8

The Power of Black Superheroes


April 29, 2021 - 26:42 mins

Episode 7

2021 Oscars: Are They Still So White?


April 22, 2021 - 33:16 mins

Episode 6

Does THEM Take Trauma Too Far?


April 15, 2021 - 30:15 mins

Episode 5

SEAspiracy: Climate Change Is Racist


April 7, 2021 - 36:14 mins

Episode 4

Crucial Content: Why Representation Matters for Black Kids


April 1, 2021 - 49:01 mins

Pay Black Women in Hollywood


March 25, 2021 - 39:12 mins

Music Icons Onscreen: Inside ‘Genius Aretha’


March 18, 2021 - 35:26 mins

Give Kelly Rowland Her “Flowers” & Grammy Preview


March 12, 2021 - 24:33 mins

Intro: What Is the Acting Up Podcast?


March 12, 2021 - 04:53 mins