Will Packer
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United States
2021

Will Packer Productions, Will Packer Media

Will
Packer

Founder / CEO

Packer has been in expansion mode in recent years as his Will Packer Media capitalizes on his growing stature as a producer and network of talent. Packer landed the plum but challenging assignment of producing the 94th annual Academy Awards, a nod to his strong profile. In 2021, Packer built out his banner further with numerous executive hires, and he has been active in optioning his own material for development, including a deal to adapt the romance novel “Seven Days in June” with Kinetic Content. In March, he signed a wide-ranging podcast development pact with iHeartMedia’s iHeart Podcast Network. He was also named president of the jury of the American Black Film Festival. The following month, Packer set up a movie project with writer Felicia Pride, set in the world of collegiate track and field athletes.

Career

  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
  • GIRLS TRIP
  • 94TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Education

  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Producers to Watch
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Alvie Hurtado Named Director of Development for Will Packer Productions

Alvie Hurtado Named Director of Development for Will Packer Productions

Will Packer Productions has promoted Alvie Hurtado to director of development.In the new role, Hurtado is responsible for identifying content, filmmakers and talent for feature film development and production. He reports directly to Johanna Byer, Will Packer Prods.' (WPP) executive vice president of motion pictures."Alvie is an integral part of our film team," producer and founder Will Packer said, announcing Hurtado's promotion. “As we embark upon a rousing new chapter at WPP he will be essential to our short and...

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