Talley Griffith was born and raised in Virginia, and attended East Tennessee State University, Radford University, and the North Carolina School Of The Arts School Of Filmmaking. He produced, and directed the indie feature "Decision", from his own script in 1995. He formed his production company Dream Image Productions in 1992, to produce television and commercial video productions. He produced the music video "Wait A Minute" for the group "The Hutchens" on Atlantic Records. Talley joined with Producers Robert Kosberg, Alan Riche, and Director Renny Harlin and set up the film "Time Out" at Warner Bros. in 1998. He was an original partner in Legendary Pictures and Anonymous Content with Steve Golin.