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THINK LIKE A MAN TOO

TIM STORY (Director) has proven himself as an adept storyteller with films that combine compassion, humor, and are infused with adrenaline. Story's unique insight into peoples' flaws and quirks allow him to bring a wide range of human emotion to the big screen.

Story is currently set to release his next film, Think Like A Man Too, on June 20 for Screen Gems. The film is the follow-up to the hit ensemble comedy Think Like A Man, which Story also directed and earned over $96 million at the worldwide box office. Think Like A Man Too reunites the original cast, including Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson.

Most recently, Story directed the blockbuster film Ride Along starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Ride Along, which was released by Universal in January, earned nearly $150 million worldwide. Story is currently in pre-production on the sequel to the film, which is set to be released by Universal in January 2016.

Previously, Story directed Hurricane Season, starring Forrest Whitaker as a basketball coach in New Orleans who assembles a new team of players after Hurricane Katrina. Story also produced David E. Talbert's First Sunday for Screen Gems. Ice Cube starred in this urban comedy about robbers who take a congregation hostage as they attempt to steal money from the church. The January 2008 release grossed over $38 million.

A fan of the The Fantastic Four comics for life, Story jumped at the chance to helm the film adaptations. Story directed both Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The films, starring Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Julian McMahon, have grossed over $619m worldwide.

Story also served as executive producer on the Fox Television series Standoff. Ron Livingstone starred in the hour-long drama about an FBI crisis negotiation unit.

MGM released Story's acclaimed feature studio debut, Barbershop, in 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Troy Garity and Eve, the film was a box office hit, spawning a sequel, a spin-off film, and a television series.

Prior to Barbershop, Story completed two feature length films which he wrote, directed, produced, edited and even financed himself – The Firing Squad and One of Us Tripped. One of Us Tripped was winner of the Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame Film Festival.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tim Story was introduced to filmmaking at an early age. At age 12, he inherited an 8mm camera from his older brother, and realized his passion lay behind the camera. He was often seen around his neighborhood making silent movies, recruiting family and friends to play the characters in his stories.

In high school, Story's love of storytelling gained an additional outlet as he began a career in music, rapping with Ice T's Rhyme Syndicate. Story's rap group, TDF, was in the process of signing a record deal with Warner Bros. Records when a neighborhood rival fatally shot one of the members. After the tragedy, Story switched creative gears and began producing and directing talent shows and variety musicals. Story dreamed of enrolling in USC's prestigious film program and honing his skills as a filmmaker, which he made a reality.

After film school, Story worked at an independent record label, where he was able to combine his passion for film and music by directing his first music video. He has since gone on to direct dozens of music videos for such cutting edge acts as N'Sync, Tyrese, and Jon B. Story lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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