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 eight of their films open number one at the box office. Collectively, his films have grossed nearly $1 billion.
Packer’s 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.
In 2016, Packer is set to executive produce Roots, a remake of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time for A&E Networks; as well as ABC’s comedy series Uncle Buck, starring Mike Epps and Nia Long.
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. Packer’s latest project, Almost Christmas, starring Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover debuted in late 2016.