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Ernie Malik has worked in motion picture marketing for over 30 years after commencing his industry career in movie exhibition (i.e. movie usher) in a local cinema during his high school days in his home state of New Jersey.
While studying for his M.A. in Cinema Studies at New York University, Malik worked for a small film distribution company in New York before beginning a lengthy tenure at United Artists (first as a computer technician, then in international publicity). He relocated to Los Angeles in 1983 upon MGM's purchase of United Artists. Less than a year later, he moved once again, this time to Chicago, where he assumed the duties of the company's Midwest publicity coordinator.
In 1988, he branched out into the freelance market as a production publicist. Over the past quarter century, he has compiled a list of 60+ feature credits that includes on-set publicity for such films as the "Home Alone" trilogy, "There's Something About Mary," "Jurassic Park III," "12 Monkeys," all three "Chronicles of Narnia" films, "Matchstick Men," "A Good Year," "Body of Lies," "Friday Night Lights," "The Kingdom," "Oz The Great and Powerful," "Saving Mr. Banks," "42" and two Oscar-nominated titles -- "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile," both directed by Frank Darabont. He re-teamed with Darabont on his 2001 feature, "The Majestic."
His industry collaborations include work with such actors as Bruce Willis (four films), Tom Hanks (twice), Jim Carrey (two films), Billy Bob Thornton (two features), Sam Neil (twice), Sam Rockwell (two films), Harrison Ford, Russell Crowe (two films), Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey (twice), Ben Stiller, Tim Robbins (twice), Morgan Freeman, David Strathairn (twice), Robert DeNiro (two films), Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Garner (twice), Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino, Emma Thompson, Tilda Swinton (three times), Uma Thurman (two films), Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and directors Darabont (three projects), Chris Columbus (four projects), John Hughes (seven projects), Peter & Bobby Farrelly (five features), Peter Berg (three films), Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott (three films), Walter Hill, Ron Howard, Michael Apted (two films), John Carpenter (twice), Andrew Adamson (three projects), John Lee Hancock (two projects), Sam Raimi and Miguel Arteta.
For his marketing contributions over the years, Malik has been recognized by the Publicists Guild of America with the 1998 Motion Picture Showmanship Award as part of the publicity team on 20th Century Fox's hit comedy, "There's Something About Mary." In 2002, he was nominated for the PGA's Les Mason Award, its highest honor, which recognizes the year's top movie/TV publicist. He also shared a 2005 Motion Picture Showmanship Award nomination for his work on the Disney/Walden project "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," with a third nomination on the 2013 Disney feature, "Saving Mr. Banks." In addition to his on-set duties, he also authored the 2008 book, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian -- The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, published by HarperOne.
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