Exclusive: Filmmaker David E. Talbert and his wife and producer partner Lynn Sisson Talbert have appointed veteran entertainment executive Jim Miller to head the films division of their production company, Golden Alchemy Entertainment. At the same time, Tessie Goodrich was appointed Vice President of Development.
Golden Alchemy’s new hire follows Talbert’s signing of a multi-year, first-look deal with Netflix for Talbert to write and direct and for the company to produce event films for streamers.Talberts signed a deal last year following the success of the Netflix movie Jingle Jungle: A Christmas Journeymarked the streamer’s first-ever original live-action musical.
“We are grateful for our partnership with Netflix and the opportunity to continue bringing fantasy and feel-good entertainment to the world with the help of Jim and Tessie,” the Talberts said in a joint statement.
With over 20 years of experience as a producer and studio executive, Miller previously worked for Lionsgate as Executive Vice President of Production and Development for the studio’s film division. He is the Executive Producer of the next production. hunger game prequel Songbird and Snake Ballad, currently in production, directed all the films in the franchise while in the studio. Other films under his jurisdiction include Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar, Antebellum, Run, chaos walking, Uncle Drew, Power Ranger, dirty grandpa When what to expect when you expect.
Prior to Lionsgate, Miller helped launch Temple Hill Entertainment and served as the company’s Vice President of Production. Early in his career, he worked at Pictures, co-creating hit films. Juno When stranger than fictionI have also directed movies like Harold & Kumar to White Castle Most of the Ghost House Pictures slate.
Goodrich most recently served as Vice President of Development and Production at production company and film investor The H Collective. bright burn When the part you loseShe has previously held positions in Miramax’s development and acquisition team, John Wells Productions’ film division, and ICM’s film talent division.
David E. Talbert made his directorial debut in 2008 with the comedy Screem Gems. first sundaythen head searchlight romcom baggage claim and universal drama Christmas is comingLyn Sisson-Talbert has authored three children’s books and produced four feature films. recently, Jingle Jungle: A Christmas Journey.
David E. Talbert is represented by Matthew Johnson, Attorney for UTA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Lyn Sisson-Talbert by UTA, ColorCreative, Attorney Matthew Johnson.