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David E. Talbert



Réalisateur, Scénariste, écrivain et dramaturge africain-américain.


David E. Talbert began his career in the world of theater, quickly establishing himself as one of the most produced playwrights in American theatre. The Los Angeles Times labeled Talbert, « One of the most prolific theatre makers in America » and The San Francisco Examiner called Talbert, « Something of a phenomenon. »

While Talbert continues his success as a highly respected playwright, with his most recent touring production being the box-office juggernaut « What My Husband Doesn’t Know », the Washington DC native has also successfully expanded his brand into the world of feature films and television. He is currently wrapping post production on his second film, the Fox Searchlight romantic comedy BAGGAGE CLAIM, which Talbert adapted from his own Essence best-selling novel. This marks the first time an African American filmmaker has adapted and directed his own novel. The film boasts an all-star cast that includes: Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, Adam Brody, and 2-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Honsou. BAGGAGE CLAIM is scheduled to be released on September 27, 2013.

In 2008, Talbert made his directorial debut with the Sony Pictures hit comedy FIRST SUNDAY, starring Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, and enigmatic comedian Katt Williams. Prior to his feature debut, Talbert wrote and produced the NBC television special JAME FOXX: UNPREDICTABLE, starred in his own reality television series STAGE BLACK, and has written several novels including LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE NO MORE, which he co-wrote with hip hop icon Snoop Dogg.

David E. Talbert has written and directed 14 nationally acclaimed touring productions that have garnered an unprecedented 24 NAACP nominations, winning Best Playwright of the Year for THE FABRIC OF A MAN. In 2007, Talbert received the New York Literary Award for Best Playwright of the Year for LOVE IN THE NICK OF TYME and most recently the prestigious NAACP Trailblazer Award for his groundbreaking accomplishments in theater.

A graduate of Morgan State University Talbert earned his bachelors degree in marketing and later attended New York University’s accelerated film program.

David E. Talbert is represented by United Talent Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.