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Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment Leaves Filmmaker Footprint in the Snow at Sundance 2020

Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment Leaves Filmmaker Footprint in the Snow at Sundance 2020

Ericka Nicole Malone recently hosted the Indie Directors Spotlight at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah at The Cabin on Main Street. Making her debut onto the festival circuit, the lounge served as a celebration of women, diversity, and evolution in film.


Presented by Powerful-U, invite-only industry members enjoyed an appreciation brunch and filmmaker panel moderated by Denver Robbins of the Brute Squad. Panelists included Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment CEO Ericka Nicole Malone (Director/Producer ‘In Love with Tyrone’), Powerful-U Creator/ Director James Purpura (‘Perception: Seeing is not Believing), and Sundance alumni Matty Rich  (Straight Out of Brooklyn/The Inkwell).


As head panelist, Ericka Nicole Malone shared her career catapulted as a playwright writing, directing and producing over nine stage plays including, her hit touring musical stage play “In Love With Tyrone;” ascension into screenwriting as Creator and Executive Producer of the television sitcom pilot, Ward of the State, her newest work a one-hour TV Drama Della; and upcoming film optioned by acclaimed Producer Tracey Edmonds’ production company, Edmonds Entertainment,’Pure and Meaningful Heart — The Mamie Till Story. Now emerging as a screenwriter and producer for both television and film, Ericka Nicole Malone decided to use Sundance 2020 as a reintroduction of her innate talent and writing ability to the world.


Throughout the day, The Indie Director’s Spotlight showcased ‘Perception: Seeing is Not Believing’ by Director James Purpura and Cure by Director Matty Rich with Q&As to follow.


At its heart ‘Perception: Seeing Is Not Believing’ is a movie about each of our journeys. Viewers will be introduced gradually into its message, being how our lives turn out is determined by only a handful of key ideas — namely Perception, Emotion, and Evolution. But the ideas proposed are merely the backdrop to this heart wrenching and beautifully done modern day’ survival against all odds’ human epic. Guided by various teachers ranging from Neuroscientists to Therapists, even Influencers and Celebrities, real-life examples and data are exposed to how to harness the power of these concepts. We all can transform our lives by evolving our perception.


Cure is a short about a top-secret U.S government task force sets out to capture and perform scientific studies on an African American boy who was born with miraculous healing powers. Still, the boys’ parents will stop at nothing to protect their sons’ biblical origins. Its tone is a cross between The Sixth Sense and The Green Mile.


Outside filmmaker fun, cocktails, mocktails, and networking, Timeless Skincare gifted VIPS with products that focus on high concentrations of active ingredients in clean formulas with proven results. Vital Neuro, a mobile neuroscience-based stress reduction company and leader of brain wellness technology addressing the global epidemic of stress and burnout, offered a live experience for guests to test its proprietary neuroscience-based platform providing real-time, data-driven Neuroguided™ meditation and focus training.


Celebrities who graced the lounge included the likes of Jen Ponton (Orange Is the New Black), Shondrella Avery (Napoleon Avery), David Lippor (Full House/Fuller House), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Erica Gimpel (Slyvie’s Love), Louis Lombardi (24/Doughboys) and more.

For more information on Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment, visit http://www.erickanicolemalone.com.

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