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The Story Company’s Doug Griffin to host film-writing workshop

Erica Martin

The director of development for The Story Company, with credits such as “Barbershop,” “Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man” and “Fantastic Four,” will host a film-writing workshop 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at FSU Panama City.

During the two-part workshop, Doug Griffin will discuss the art and mechanics of successful film writing. Sessions “Writing for Film” and “From Text to Movie” will explore how to write a strong logline and how to create high-concept stories. Griffin also will be available to meet with interested writers and answer questions.

Griffin is a former actor and theater and writing teacher who is currently the director of development at The Story Company, the production shingle of director Tim Story. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film, television and theater from UCLA and a master’s degree in education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Griffin and Tim Story, the No. 1 African-American director in the world, are currently working to produce “Holocaust in the Homeland,” a film on the Tulsa race riot based on a book by FSU Panama City writing instructor Dr. Corinda Marsh. 

The workshop will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 17 in FSU Panama City’s Holley Lecture Hall C. Registration, which includes lunch, is free for FSU and Gulf Coast State College students or $25 for the general public.

To reserve a seat, contact Michelle Roberson at 850-770-2150 or