Will Packer
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United States
2019

Will Packer Media

Will
Packer

CEO / Producer

Packer started out small in the biz, producing and starring in the $20,000 feature “Chocolate City” (1994), which he distributed via a deal with Blockbuster Video. Today, he has a multi-platform media empire producing a multitude of projects exploring the African-American experience. Launched in 2013, Will Packer Productions has produced comedy features such as “Girls Trip,” “Night School” and “What Men Want,” while his branded content and digital prodco Will Packer Media — launched in 2017 in partnership with Discovery Communications and Universal — has the comedy series “Bigger” on streamer BET Plus and the dating show “Ready to Love” and drama “Ambitions” on OWN. Packer is also a co-founder of Bounce TV, a digital TV network that sold to E.W. Scripps in 2017.

Career

  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
  • GIRLS TRIP
  • ROOTS

Education

  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Producers to Watch
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Will Packer to Develop Thriller 'When I Was You' for Focus Features (EXCLUSIVE)

Will Packer to Develop Thriller 'When I Was You' for Focus Features (EXCLUSIVE)

Will Packer Productions has teamed with Focus Features to develop a female-driven thriller "When I Was You," Variety has learned exclusively.Based on a novel by Amber Garza, "When I Was You" centers on a woman named Kelly Medina who becomes obsessed with another Kelly Medina -- a single mother half her age who lives in her same town, has a baby boy, and has her whole life ahead of her. When they become friends, she finds a renewed sense of purpose taking care of...

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