David E. Talbert

David E. Talbert (born February 10, 1966)[1] is an American playwright, author, and filmmaker.[2] He is a graduate of Morgan State University and attended the New York University film program.

David Talbert
David E. Talbert

(1966-02-10) February 10, 1966 (age 56)
OccupationPlaywright, author, filmmaker
Years active1997–present

Talbert has won numerous NAACP awards for his work The Fabric of a Man, and a New York Literary Award in 2007 for his musical, Love in the Nick of Tyme. Talbert has also produced a television reality show, Black Stage, in which actors and singers compete to win a part in one of his plays.

Talbert's first film, First Sunday,[3] was released in 2008. The film stars Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams. More recently, he signed a first look deal with Netflix.[4]



  • Baggage Claim (2003)
  • Love on the Dotted Line (2005)
  • Love Don't Live Here No More: Book One of Doggy Tales (2006, with Snoop Dogg)


  • Tellin' It Like It Tiz (1991–1993)
  • Lawd Ha' Mercy (1993–1994)
  • What Goes Around Comes Around (1994–1995)
  • He Say She Say... But What Does God Say? (1996)
  • A Fool And His Money (1997)
  • Talk Show Live (1998)
  • Mr. Right Now (1998–1999)
  • His Woman, His Wife (2000)
  • The Fabric Of A Man (2001)
  • Love Makes Things Happen (2002)
  • Love On Lay-a-way (2003)
  • Love in the Nick of Tyme (2009)
  • What My Husband Doesn't Know (2011)
  • Suddenly Single (2012)
  • Another Man Will (2015)


Year Title Director Producer Writer
1997 A Women Like That Yes Yes Yes
1999 Mr. Right Now! Yes No Yes
2000 His Woman, His Wife Yes No Yes
2004 He Say... She Say... But What Does GOD Say? Yes No Yes
2005 The Fabric of a Man Yes Yes Yes
Love on Layaway Yes Yes Yes
2008 First Sunday Yes Yes Yes
2013 Baggage Claim Yes Yes Yes
2016 Almost Christmas Yes Executive Yes
2017 El Camino Christmas Yes Executive No
2020 Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ Carpenter, Bil (2005). "Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia": 403. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Entertainment, Movie & TV News - Moviefone.com". Moviefone.
  3. ^ Chris Lee (30 December 2007). "He's still writing his own story". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (2021-03-23). "'Jingle Jangle's David E. Talbert & Lyn Sisson-Talbert Make First-Look Netflix Deal". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-03-29.

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