DAVID E. TALBERT
AN IMAGINATIVE AUTEUR BREAKING BOUNDARIES WITH ACCLAIMED WORKS IN THEATER, FILM, AND LITERATURE.
DAVID E. TALBERT IS A BRILLIANT FORCE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Renown playwright, filmmaker, author, and influencer, David E. Talbert has contributed indelibly to the landscape of the performing and visual arts for nearly three decades. Characterized by a faith-inspired spirit, Talbert’s work champions diverse creative advocacy, serving as an inspiration to communities around the world, especially those of color.
As a playwright, Talbert was awarded the NAACP Trailblazer award for his monumental career on the live stage. Transitioning beyond the theater, Talbert’s film debut “First Sunday," starring Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, and Katt Williams became the #1 Comedy in America, rocking the US box office. His following two films, "Baggage Claim" and "Almost Christmas" kept the streak going, cementing Talbert as one the industry’s most sought-after content creators across all platforms.
Talbert’s most recent film, the groundbreaking musical fantasy "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey," skyrocketed him to global acclaim, premiering in over 200 countries and translated into 32 languages. The visual spectacle was dubbed by the Hollywood Reporter as a "Top 25 Holiday Film of All Time" and shortlisted by the Oscars in three categories.
This achievement led to Talbert securing a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix and the launch of Golden Alchemy Entertainment in partnership with his wife and producing partner, Lyn Sisson-Talbert. Talbert is an alumnus of Morgan State University and later attended New York University's accelerated film program.
Expanding his influence and commitment to education and mentorship, Talbert founded "HBCU Next", an initiative partnering with USC and Historically Black Colleges and Universities to offer students training and career opportunities in entertainment. This program highlights Talbert’s commitment to empowering creatives of color by providing a platform for their stories, reinforcing his impact in both the creative and educational fields.
Talbert and his wife and producing partner, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, reside in Southern California with their son, Elias.