A Look Inside Netflix's Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey at Paley Front Row presented by Citi

Paley Front Row presented by Citi (2020). Creators of Netflix's Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (John Legend, David E. Talbert, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, and Mike Jackson) gather with moderator Tre'Vell Anderson to celebrate their movie. Topics include: director/screenwriter Talbert's 20-year plan to make a fantasy film with a predominantly black cast and crew while expressing a universal message; producer Sisson-Talbert and Talbert's desire to give their son a holiday classic in which "he could see himself"; incorporating an "Afro Victorian look" for the costumes; why producer Jackson dramatically changed his thinking on the use of "natural hair styles with a period flair"; composer/producer Legend's struggle to write a song to accommodate the differing vocal ranges of leads Forest Whitaker and Anika Noni Rose; and hopes for the film to be the predecessor of "great black holiday musicals."