Will Packer
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United States
2018

Will Packer Productions

Will
Packer

CEO / Producer

Packer had the top live-action comedy of 2017 in “Girls Trip,” another success in a career that has seen nine of his films open at number one. Along with a string of features, including Oscar nom “Straight Outta Compton,” the “Ride Along” films and “Stomp the Yard,” he had a hand in the TV remake of “Roots.” Packer’s media company produces scripted and unscripted series for TV and digital platforms, as well as branded content. OWN recently ordered two entries: “Ambitions,” a soapy drama from Lionsgate; and “Ready to Love,” an unscripted dating show. After re-teaming with “Ride Along” star Kevin Hart (also in for “Ride Along 3”) and “Girls Trip” breakout Tiffany Haddish for “Night School,” he has “What Men Want,” penned by Nancy Meyers.

Career

  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
  • GIRLS TRIP
  • ROOTS

Education

  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Producers to Watch
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Will Packer Productions Names James F. Lopez President (EXCLUSIVE)

Will Packer Productions Names James F. Lopez President (EXCLUSIVE)

Will Packer Productions has named James F. Lopez as its new president.In his new position, Lopez will oversee all aspects of film production, while leading efforts to expand and diversify the company's slate. Previously, Lopez worked as WPP's head of motion pictures, developing and overseeing production for film projects including "Breaking In," "What Men Want" and "Little." He  was also an executive producer for "Night School," "Jacob's Ladder" and the comedy "Girls Trip," which premiered last year."James and I have...

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