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Tim Story

Tim Story

Keynote Speaker: Film Director Known for "Ride Along" & "Think Like A Man"

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Tim Story Biography

Timothy Story a director, producer, and writer. He is the founder of The Story Company, an entertainment production company that he started with his wife in 1996. Story is the only African American director to have six films debut at No. 1 at the box office during opening weekend. His feature films have grossed over $1 billion at the box office.

After graduating from film school at USC, Story began directing music videos. His cinematic style was showcased in videos of artists who represented diverse music genres ranging from R&B to pop including N-Sync, K-Ci & JoJo, R. Kelly, Tyrese and India Arie.During this same time period, Tim and his wife Vicky founded The Story Company – an entertainment production house – where Story financed, produced, wrote, edited and directed two feature length films – One Of Us Tripped and The Firing Squad .

In 2002, Story 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. The movie, based on the celebrated Marvel comic, premiered at number one at the box office and went on to earn over $330 million worldwide. It is Story’s most successful film to date. Story also helmed the 2007 sequel, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. That film also debuted at number one at the box office and brought in over $289 million.

Story also directed Academy Award winner Forrest Whittaker in Hurricane Season, the true story of a high school basketball coach and a team of displaced students that he led to the New Orleans State High School Basketball Championship in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

In 2012, Story helmed the blockbuster romantic ensemble comedy, Think Like A Man, starring Kevin Hart. The film was number one at the box office for two weeks and grossed over $96 million worldwide. Story later directed the sequel Think Like a Man Too. He is set to executive produce a TV series of the same name.

He directed Kevin Hart and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the Ride Along films, helming both installments of the franchise. The third film, Ride Along 3, has been announced with Story set to direct.

Story has also directed segments for Kevin Hart's concert films, Laugh at My Pain, Let Me Explain and What Now? He directed the 2019 remake of Shaft, which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher and Regina Hall.

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Tim Story Videos

'Shaft' Director Tim Story On How The Film's Legacy Will Live On | VIBE
'Shaft' Movie | Director Tim Story Discusses Black Masculinity On-Screen
Tim Story & Cast On Their Film, "Shaft"

How to book Tim Story?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tim Story for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tim Story, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tim Story or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Tim Story?

Booking fees for Tim Story, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tim Story, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Tim Story?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tim Story for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tim Story for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tim Story or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tim Story or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Tim Story is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Black Heritage, Diversity and Celebrity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tim Story for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Tim Story can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, F. Gary Gray and Boots Riley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tim Story for an upcoming event.

Tim Story Videos

'Shaft' Director Tim Story On How The Film's Legacy Will Live On | VIBE
'Shaft' Movie | Director Tim Story Discusses Black Masculinity On-Screen
Tim Story & Cast On Their Film, "Shaft"

Tim Story News

How to book Tim Story?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tim Story for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tim Story, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tim Story or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Tim Story?

Booking fees for Tim Story, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tim Story, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Tim Story?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tim Story for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tim Story for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tim Story or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tim Story or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Tim Story is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Black Heritage, Diversity and Celebrity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tim Story for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Tim Story can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, F. Gary Gray and Boots Riley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tim Story for an upcoming event.

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