THE TALBOT PLAYERS
The Talbot Players is a story factory specializing in books, documentaries and films. Founded by three siblings with prominent profiles in the media world – Stephen, David and Margaret Talbot – the company is named after a theater troupe organized by their late father, actor Lyle Talbot, a fixture from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Margaret has brought Lyle Talbot's extraordinary story to life in her new book, "The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century" published by Riverhead Books. She's also a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine.
Stephen is an award-winning former producer for the PBS programs FRONTLINE and FRONTLINE/World. And David is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the pioneering Web publication, Salon.
Among the Talbot Players' first projects are:
SOUND TRACKS, a music and travel series in development for PBS. The most recent episode aired nationwide on PBS on October 5, 2012.
PULP HISTORY, a series of illustrated history books for Simon & Schuster, which debuted in October 2010, with two new books: Devil Dog and Shadow Knights.
BROTHERS, a documentary feature now in development, based on David Talbot’s best-selling book about Robert Kennedy’s search for the truth about the assassination of his brother.
SEASON OF THE WITCH: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love, David Talbot's new book about the wild and bloody birth of "San Francisco values." Read more about the book that Oliver Stone calls "a fresh, fun, vigorous look at a strange American city David Talbot knows well and loves with irony."
QUICK HITS, an online series of music videos and interviews with singers and musicians, featured on the PBS Arts web site.
For more information, contact Talbot Players vice president Karen Croft.