Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are a power couple in Hollywood who’ve achieved success making television about African-American characters. They discuss diversity in the business and their new film-- the remake of “Sparkle” starring Whitney Houston. Plus, how the 1972 movie “Deliverance” impacted a town, its economy, and its people.
Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil; ‘Deliverance’ Legacy
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The Hollywood News Banter
Kim Masters, Editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and John Horn, Film Writer for The Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood News stories.
Delivered from 'Deliverance'
Documentary filmmaker Cory Welles travels to Rabun County and learns the fractured legacy that the 1972 movie ‘Deliverance’ left there. This story was produced for radio by...