Barbara Dreyfus Named Head of Motion Pictures for Will Packer’s Production Company

Barbara Dreyfus Will Packer Productions

Shingle is based at Universal

UTA talent agent Barbara Dreyfus has been tapped as head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions.

Packer, whose comedy “Ride Along” scored big at the box office with $48 million this past weekend, recently signed a three-year first look deal with Universal Pictures. Dreyfus’ appointment marks the first major hire for his company.

Dreyfus spent the last 13 years at UTA representing writers, directors and producers, and prior to that was an agent at ICM where she spent eight years in the motion picture literary department.

“I’m thrilled to have Barbara on my team,” Packer said. “Her impeccable taste in material and great relationships across the creative community will be key assets as we establish and expand our Will Packer Productions brand. Additionally, she shares my passion for quality commercial material.”

Last summer, Packer’s company also signed a two-year television deal with Universal TV, with Packer hiring Korin D. Huggins as Head of Television.

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  1. George Trimble says:

    Congratulations Barbara! We all hope you can stay sober long enough to do a better film!

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