Our Stories Films

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Our Stories Films is an American film studio founded on July 13, 2006 by Robert L. Johnson producing "comedic, family-friendly feature films for African American and urban audiences". It began as a joint venture between RLJ Companies and The Weinstein Company.[1][2] On August 31, 2006, it was announced that Tracey Edmonds was named president and chief operating officer of Our Stories Films, making her the first African American to head a film studio.[3]

The studio's first film, Who's Your Caddy?, was released on July 28, 2007.

On May 6, 2011, Our Stories Films released Jumping the Broom through TriStar Pictures and opened to mixed reviews, but had a highly successful opening weekend box office number. Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times gave Jumping the Broom a positive review however, and called it: "An exuberant comedy. Fun, smart, and heart tugging with a sparkling ensemble cast." Jumping the Broom was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 9, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Joyce (2006-07-19). "Robert Johnson Gets the Green Light". Black Enterprise. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  2. ^ "PRNewswire" The RLJ Companies Launches 'Our Stories Films' in Association With The Weinstein Company prnewswire.com, Retrieved on November 12, 2012
  3. ^ Jones, Joyce (2006-08-31). "Tracey Edmonds to Lead Our Stories Films". Black Enterprise. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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