Tim Story is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. While the fight for more Black directors behind the camera continues, Story has helmed a major superhero franchise (“Fantastic Four”) and cranked out comedic hits like “Barbershop,” “Think Like A Man” and the current #1 movie in the country, “Ride Along.” All together, Story’s movies total $942 million in worldwide box office sales, making him the highest grossing Black director in history (Tyler Perry ranks #2 with $732 million).
Ava DuVernay, a trailblazing director in her own right (she was the first African-American woman to win a directing award at 2012 Sundance Film Festival), invited Story to her podcast “The Call-In” to discuss the box office success of “Ride Along” and being a a Black director in Hollywood:
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