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Founder, Will Packer Productions

At A Glance
  • Founder of Will Packer Productions and one of the only African American producers in the world to have nine of their films open #1 at the box office
  • Films include Ride Along 2, No Good Deed, Think Like a Man Too, Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Takers, Obsessed and Stomp the Yard
  • Executive producer on the mega hit Straight Outta Compton, which grossed over $200 million to-date
  • Named to Variety's "10 Producers to Watch," Jet's "Who's Hot To Watch" and Ebony's prestigious "Power 100 List"


Founder, Will Packer Productions

Producer Will Packer has established himself as one of Hollywood’s blockbuster hit makers and is one of the only African American producers in the world that has had nine of their films open number one at the box office. Packer has produced a total of 26 films that have collectively grossed over $1 billion.

Packer’s most recent film was the blockbuster comedy "Girls Trip," which grossed $140 million worldwide, including over $100 million domestically, the first comedy of 2017 to do so.

Packer’s other number one films include "Ride Along 2," "No Good Deed," "Think Like a Man Too," "Ride Along," "Think Like a Man," "Takers," "Obsessed," and "Stomp the Yard." In 2015, he served as an executive producer on the mega hit "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic of the rap group N.W.A, that also opened number one at the box office and grossed over $200 million to date.

Packer's upcoming projects include "Breaking In," a horror film from James McTeigue starring Gabrielle Union; "Night School," a comedy film starring Kevin Hart; and "Jacobs Ladder," a psychological horror from director David Rosenthal.

In 2016, Packer produced the TV show "Roots," a remake of one of the most celebrated series of all time, for A&E Networks. That year he also produced ABC’s comedy series "Uncle Buck," starring Mike Epps and Nia Long, and BET’s "Being Mary Jane." In 2017 he produced "The Quad" for BET.

Packer has overall film and television deals with Universal Studios and Universal Television. He is a member of the esteemed Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He has also been on the cover of both Essence and Black Enterprise magazines and featured on several high profile magazine lists including Variety’s "10 Producers to Watch," Jet’s "Who’s Hot To Watch," and Ebony’s prestigious "Power 100 List."

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

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