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Thursday, October 2, 2014

What is My Passion Thursdays: Meet Will Packer

We interviewed Producer/Filmmaker Will Packer in early 2013 before the string of impending successes including Ride Along, About Last Night, Think Like A Man 2, and No Good Deeds. Check out the video to his interview where he mentions the succession of movies that came out in late 2013 and throughout 2014, and his words of encouragement on holding onto your dreams.

We're also including an excerpt from a featured article in September's issue of Black Enterprise for the latest on Will Packer:

"Will Packer has built a solid track record in Tinseltown since the 2000 cult movie Trois hit the screen. It was produced by Packer and directed by his former business partner Rob Hardy under Rainforest Films, the production company the pair co-founded 20 years ago. The self-distributed indie grossed $1.2 million and launched a specialty shingle for the duo. Rainforest would produce 17 more feature films (including straight-to-DVD), connecting with an ever-evolving African American audience by presenting various segments of urban life and issues.

Packer is now a solo act, segueing into his new eponymous venture: Will Packer Productions. The 40-year-old filmmaker has parlayed his success into a two-year, overall development deal with Universal TV to produce network television programs as well as a three-year, first-look movie production agreement with Universal Pictures. He will create new TV and film projects through his production operations in Los Angeles and Atlanta, making him one of the few non-writing African American producers with an overall deal at a major studio."

Are your dreams so big that it scares you? It should!!

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