Fresh off their widely successful holiday flick teaming up with Netflix with Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – the streaming giant’s first original musical, award-winning writer and director David E. Talbert and his producer wife Lyn Sisson-Talbert have signed a first-look deal for their Golden Alchemy banner, to write, direct and produce movies for Netflix, as per reports from Deadline.
This marks the first overall deal for the reverred playwright and filmmaker, who partners in Golden Alchemy with his wife.
David E. Talbert speaking on the move said: “Working with Scott Stuber, Tendo Nagenda, Nick Nesbitt and the entire Netflix team was a filmmaker’s dream. Lyn and I have never been more inspired to put the band back together to create event films that are culturally relevant and globally entertaining.”
Netflix Films head Scott Stuber said: “David and Lyn are a one-of-a-kind filmmaking team, with an eye for entertaining and a vision for inclusive storytelling. With Jingle Jangle, they created an instant holiday classic and welcomed us into their family and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them join ours.”
David E. Talbert broke into directing with the hit First Sunday. He is also known for films such as Baggage Claim, Almost Christmas and El Camino Christmas, the latter of which he made for Netflix. Talbert also wrote Love Don’t Live Here No More: Book One of Doggy Tales, with Snoop Dogg.
Sisson-Talbert has written two children’s books that are companions to the Netflix musical, and she produced Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey and was exec producer of Almost Christmas, Baggage Claim, and El Camino Christmas, the site reports.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is nominated for 10 NAACP Image Awards including Outstanding Motion.