Our Voices: Tim Story

April 30, 2018, 7:00PM

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

About Our Guest:

Director Tim Story is a prominent African American director with his seven feature films grossing over $1 billion in revenue. He is the only African American director to have six films debut at No. 1 at the box office during opening weekend.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Story attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he studied Cinema Production at the School for Cinema Arts. He honed his storytelling skills in USC’s prestigious film school and in 2002, made his directorial debut with the smash hit comedy Barbershop, starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson and Michael Ealy. The film opened at number one at the box office and garnered an NAACP Image Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture. He followed that success in 2004, with the action comedy Taxi, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Esposito. Immediately after Taxi, Story went to work on the epic adventure Fantastic Four (2005). The movie, starring Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis and based on the celebrated Marvel comic, premiered at number one at the box office and went on to earn over $330 million worldwide. Story’s other films include the Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Hurricane Season (2009), Think Like A Man (2012), Ride Along (2014) and Think Like A Man Too (2014). He executive produced the Fox television series Standoff (2006) and urban comedy film First Sunday (2008).

Check-In & Reservations

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

SCA events are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Benjamin Pola
Email: bpola@cinema.usc.edu