Recently Writer/Executive Producer, Ericka Nicole Malone and Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment signed a multi-year licensing deal w/ Hulu for Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story and took home an Africa Movie Academy Award (AFAA) for Best Diaspora Feature.
Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (Official Trailer) on Hulu
Remember Me is a poignant look into the life and rise of Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson (Ledisi). Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, this provocative story explores the tumultuous relationship Mahalia shared with her mother’s sister “Aunt Duke” (Janet Hubert) legally named “Mahala” who was Mahalia’s namesake, after her mother Charity unexpectedly passes away.
The biopic was directed by Denise Dowe and written/ executive produced by Ericka Nicole Malone. The story shows the authentic version of what Mahalia Jackson went through before and after her success. See synopsis below.
The Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story cast includes Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Mahalia Jackson, Columbus Short as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Wendy Raquel Robinson as Cylestine, Vanessa A. Williams as Lucille, Keith David as Ink Williams, Corbin Bleu as Cab Calloway, and Keith Robinson as Thomas Dorsey.
The film is now streaming exclusively on Hulu. We have high hopes of Ms. Malone securing an interview w/ Minority Communicator to discuss the the success of this film, its mark on American history, and the business of filmmaking. Ms. Malone is a seasoned storyteller and represents all things diversity and adversity as a female filmmaker fighting for her footing in Hollywood.
More about Ericka Nicole Malone
Ericka Nicole Malone tapped into her creativity during college and paid her undergraduate tuition by writing and producing theatrical plays. Ericka began her screenwriting debut of the television sitcom pilot “Ward of the State”- A rich heiress is forced to move in with her middle class daughter after her fourth suddenly husband dies and leaves her penniless. Ward of the State helms the iconic Janet Hubert (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Aloma Wright (Suits) and Vanessa Estelle Williams (Soul Food.) Her latest projects are “Remember Me” : The Mahalia Jackson Story – A new biopic of Gospel legend Mahalia Jackson starring R&B legend Ledisi, actors Columbus Short, Janet Hubert, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Keith David, Vanessa Estelle Williams, Corbin Bleu and Keith Robinson and several other projects in development including animation feature film “JG and the BC Kids”, live action and theatrical productions.