film / tv

“Beyond the colorful canvas of characters, the snap of the dialogue,
and the megawatt appeal of his stars, Talbert has mastered
putting clever spins on knowing formulas.”
- Washington Post


almost christmas

A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

Cast: Gabrielle Union, Danny Glover, Mo’Nique, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Romany Malco, Nicole Ari Parker, JB Smoove, Jessie Usher, DC Young Fly

baggage Claim

Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.

Cast: Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott

first sunday

The story of Durell Washington, a down-on-his-luck young dad who wants nothing more than to make an honest living and be a good father to his son. Upon learning that his son’s mother is forced to move out of town unless she can come up with the needed money for her bills, Durell, along with his dimwitted best friend LeeJohn, devise an ill-fated scheme to come up with the money by robbing their neighborhood church.

Cast: Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Loretta Devine




jamie foxx's unpredictable: a musical journey

A collaboration between Academy award-winning actor Jamie Foxx and award-winning playwright David E. Talbert yielded NBC's theatrical event of the year. JAMIE FOXX'S UNPREDICTABLE: A MUSICAL JOURNEY (written, co-produced and staged by Talbert) was the first of its kind - part stageplay, part musical concert. This unprecedented television spectacle featured chart-topping vocalist and duets with Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Angie Stone, Common and the legendary Stevie Wonder.



Stage black

Stage Black became TV One's first reality competition series. Co-created by Lyn Talbert and produced alongside Tracey Edmonds, Blair Underwood and Morris Chestnut, Stage Black was the first ever behind-the-scenes look into the wild and wacky world of touring theater as 10 contestants were chosen to sing, act, scratch and claw their way to a once-in-a-lifetime chance to star in an upcoming Talbert production.



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