Our Stories Films is an American film studio founded on July 13, 2006, by Robert L. Johnson to produce "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] It is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York City.[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.[citation needed]

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.


  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. ^ a b "The RLJ Companies Launches 'Our Stories Films' in Association With The Weinstein Company" (Press release). 25 July 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  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.