Will Packer
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United States
2020

Will Packer Productions, Will Packer Media

Will
Packer

Founder / CEO

Packer’s ambition to make entertaining content with cultural relevance continues to bear fruit with the Quibi docuseries “Blackballed,” which shined a spotlight on racial inequities in athletics before the service shut down, and Facebook doc “Change Together: From the March on Washington to Today.” Upcoming projects include an untitled biopic of Black NFL quarterback Doug Williams and the sports drama “One and Done,” about a top high school athlete who decides to attend an HBCU. Launched in 2013, Will Packer Productions has produced hit big-screen comedies such as “Girls Trip,” “Night School” and “What Men Want,” while his branded content and digital prodco Will Packer Media is responsible for the BET Plus comedy series “Bigger” and the Fox entertainment news magazine show “Central Ave,” produced in partnership with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.

Career

  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
  • GIRLS TRIP
  • ROOTS

Education

  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Producers to Watch
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London Hughes to Star in Will Packer Comedy 'Hot Mess' for Universal

London Hughes to Star in Will Packer Comedy 'Hot Mess' for Universal

London Hughes is a "Hot Mess" -- at least on screen -- as the British comedian is set to star in a new comedy under the same title for Universal Pictures, produced by Will Packer Productions."Hot Mess" will be written by Noushin Jahanian, based on an idea from Jahanian and Hughes. Will Packer and James Lopez will produce through their Will Packer Productions banner, with Johanna Byer serving as executive producer. Universal's Senior Executive VP of Production Erik Baiers will...

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