Ericka Nicole Malone Wins NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)
Ericka Nicole Malone, writer, and executive producer of Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story won the 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture) during the third night of the virtual NAACP Image Awards ceremonies. Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story has been nominated for two additional awards including, Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Ledisi (as Mahalia Jackson) and Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.
Ericka, who is president of Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment created and executive produced Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story as a vehicle to tell another side of the iconic gospel singers’ life. There was a strength and power in Mahalia that often is overlooked. This was important for Ericka to bring to the forefront in addition to Mahalia’s incredible voice and masterful performances.
“Telling the story of such a legendary woman was a privilege and honor. Mahalia Jackson was a national treasure who played a significant role in the fight for justice during the Civil Rights Movement and a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,” said Ericka. “She was a hidden figure that was often times called upon for advice and encouragement by Dr King, in addition to being a staunch businesswoman who broke down barriers during her career,” continued Ericka.
Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story was directed by Denise Dowse, co-executive produced by Phillip Robinson (Ericka’s business partner), produced by Vince Allen, with music supervised by, Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Wright III. The film stars Grammy Award winner Ledisi as the iconic Mahalia Jackson, along with an all-star cast including Columbus Short (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr), Janet Hubert (Aunt Duke), Keith David (Ink Williams), and Corbin Bleu (Cab Calloway). The film has garnered over 22 award wins and nominations during its film festival run including “Best Narrative Feature Audience Award” Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) and Roxbury Film Festival, “Best Feature Film,” Las Vegas Film Festival and Charlotte Black Film Festival, “Best Diaspora Narrative Feature,” African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and a nomination for HBO’s Best Feature Film at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, just to name a few.
Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story is currently streaming on Hulu.
To learn more about Ericka Nicole Malone and Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment visit: https://www.erickanicolemalone.com/.