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Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment’s “Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight” at the Sundance Film Festival 2023

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In celebration of diversity in filmmaking the Sundance 2023 experience will feature panel discussions and live performances by Angie Stone and Keith Robinson.

It is important for me to host an event that will be impactful to those who attend while initiating conversations surrounding inclusivity in Hollywood,”

— Ericka Nicole Malone

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday, January 21, 2023, Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment will present the “Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight” during the Sundance Film Festival at the Cabin on Main Street (located at 427 Main St. — Park City, UT 84060). The invite-only event celebrates diversity in filmmaking and a day of education, inspiration, and entertainment. Hollywood veterans and creative newcomers will come together in an elegant yet comfortable environment to network and explore exciting collaborations amidst the diverse and multicultural filmmaker community.

The Ericka Nicole Malone brand debuted the “Indie Director’s Spotlight” at Sundance Film Festival in 2020 with glowing reviews. This year’s event will elevate a new level of elegance and excitement with host and head panelist Ericka Nicole Malone, president of Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment. “My vision for the ‘Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight’ is to provide a unique experience highlighting female and minority filmmakers. It is important for me to host an event that will be impactful to those who attend while initiating conversations surrounding inclusivity in Hollywood,” said Ericka Nicole Malone. “The “Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight” is not just a lounge; it is a unique networking and learning experience for filmmakers,” she continued.

This year, attendees can look forward to powerful panels and conversations with award-winning participants and experienced entertainment veterans who will share their truths and insight while offering varied perspectives on navigating filmmaker creative, business, and financial ups and downs. Confirmed participants include Ericka Nicole Malone (award-winning producer/writer of “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” and “Ward of the State”), Tabitha Brown (Emmy-nominated actress, NCAAP Image Award-winner and bestselling author), Denver Robbins (producer “Perception: Seeing Is Not Believing), Matty Rich (director of “The Cure,” “The Inkwell,” “Straight Out of Brooklyn”), Craig Ross Jr. (screenwriter/director of AllBlk series “Monogamy,” “Bones,” and “NCIS,” Eduardo Ramirez (acclaimed cinematographer of “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” and “Escape From Extinction”), Wendy Raquel Robinson, (NCAAP Award-winning actress best known for “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Grand Hotel,” and “The Game”) and Vanessa Estelle Williams (NCAAP Award-winning actress/producer/director best known Soul Food and New Jack City).

Panels will begin at 10 am and continue through 4 pm, with topics such as “Breaking Through: How to Break Through Barriers of Diversity in Hollywood,” “Cinematography as a Person of Color in Hollywood,” “How to Transcend from Acting to Creating in Hollywood,” and a special screening of “Birth of the Political Underworld” trailer.

In addition to traditional filmmaker conversation, the “Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight” will offer light bites, warm beverages, cocktails, mocktails, gifting, and free-flowing sounds by Dj Q-Nice. From 5 to 11 pm, as a finale to a day of diversity and inclusion discussion in film and television, Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment will transform its event into a Neo-Soul Lounge with live performances by Keith Robinson, Sha’leah Nikole, Alfred Jackson, and 3x Grammy Award-nominated songstress Angie Stone.

About Ericka Nicole Malone: Ericka Nicole Malone is a producer, director, screenwriter, and playwright building her entertainment brand in Hollywood. Ericka’s latest project, “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story,” is a feature film starring Grammy Award-winner Ledisi as the iconic Mahalia Jackson and an all-star cast including Columbus Short, Janet Hubert, Keith Robinson, and Corbin Bleu. The film has garnered 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, to name a few. In addition, “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” is exclusively streaming on Hulu. Early in her career, she understood the obstacles faced by female filmmakers and women of color, so she chose to bet on herself. Upon founding Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment with business partner Phillip E. Robinson, this allowed her to combine her business savviness with her love for writing, resulting in success on the theatrical stage and in film.

To schedule an interview with Ericka Nicole Malone, contact Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations: amy@gicpublicrelations.net, 323-972-4081.

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