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Meet Ericka Nicole Malone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ericka Nicole Malone.

Ericka Nicole, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started as a playwright in 1992 and created several original musicals I toured with. Later I produced a sitcom pilot in Glendale at Hollywood Production Studio called “Ward of the State” and have now written several projects that have been optioned including, “Pure and Meaningful Heart”: The Mamie Till Story.

Has it been a smooth road?
It was not a smooth road, I have had to find creative ways to finance my own projects or breakthrough in Hollywood as a Black woman with a new voice. I have had to be resilient as doors closed and not allow those doors to break me but fuel me. I knew I had the talent as a writer but just needed to get in front of decision makers who could see my work.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment LLC story. Tell us more about the business.
My company ERICKA NICOLE MALONE ENTERTAINMENT is a production company focused on the development, production/co-production and distribution of film, television and animated projects nationwide. We are most proud of our ability to produce quality stories that represent the Black experience in a positive and well-executed way. I think what sets us apart is we have the ability to finance projects and not rely solely on the industry to produce our stories. We make decisions on what projects best represent our Brand.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I see the industry multiplying significantly over the coming years with writers, creators finding innovative ways to produce their projects. I see more woman getting comfortable taking the lead and not waiting to get their stories out into the world. I also see more people of color in the mix of film creators who help stories manifest.

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