David E. Talbert

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features David E. Talbert, director of Jingle Jangle, Executive Producers of HBO presents Between the World and Me - Kamilah Forbes and Susan Kelechi Watson and the leading men of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Glynn Turman, Michael Potts and Colman Domingo. 


Netflix has released some first look images and the official trailer for David E. Talbert's upcoming holiday musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. It debuts on Netflix November 13 and features Forest Whitaker and Phylicia Rashad. 

Jingle Jangle is being described as a musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder.


Today's UPFRONT features my interviews with playwright and filmmaker David E. Talbert, jazz vocalist Brenda Nicole-Moorer and visual artist and activist Fabian Williams. 

David E. Talbert is teaming up with EGOT performer John Legend and Netflix for their first ever live-action musical titled Jingle Jangle. Talbert talked to us about his search for the project's star and how aspiring actresses between the ages of 9-13 can audition. Click here for Casting information. 


“UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry talked to Reality Star, Actress and Author Stacii Jae Johnson of CENTRIC TV's “From the Bottom Up.” The second season premieres October 29 at 10:00 p.m. EST.