Will Packer

Will Packer

Highest Rated: 91% Girls Trip (2017)

Lowest Rated: 4% Jacob's Ladder (2019)

Birthday: Apr 11, 1974

Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

William Packer specialized in producing films and TV for the African-American market. While studying Electrical Engineering at Florida A&M University Packer completed an internship with producer/director Warrington Hudlin. Taking on producer and even acting roles for a hands-on debut feature written and directed by fraternity brother Rob Hardy. "Chocolate City" (1994) was a modest direct-to-video success but more importantly it helped Packer and Hardy set up production company Rainforest Films. Their next feature, "Trios" (2000), again directed by Hardy and co-written by Packer, quickly grossed over one million dollars. Followed by sequel "Trios 2: Pandora's Box" (2002), and "The Gospel" (2005), alongside direct to video titles such as "Puff, Puff, Pass" (2005), before their first big breakout hit "Stomp The Yard" (2007) which topped the U.S. box office on release. The company was on a roll with other hits including "This Christmas" (2007), "Obsessed" (2009), "Takers" (2010) and "Think Like a Man" (2012) which also won the 2013 BET Award for Best Movie. Packer launched his own production company, Will Packer Productions, in 2013. In 2014 shareholders voted to dissolve Rainforest Films but they went out on a high with "About Last Night" (2014), a remake of the 1980s comedy which grossed almost $50 million in the U.S. alone, before Will Packer Productions took over with "Think Like a Man Too" (2014), "No Good Deed" (2014) and the Kevin Hart vehicle "The Wedding Ringer" (2015). The company also expanded into TV signing a deal with Universal Television to develop a number of series, early proposals included a TV reboot of much loved '80s comedy "Uncle Buck" (2016) for ABC and a series based on Packer's own childhood, "Like Father, Like Son" (NBC).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Praise This Producer - 2020
74% 81% The Photograph Producer $20.6M 2020
46% 60% Little Producer $40.6M 2019
4% 39% Jacob's Ladder Producer - 2019
42% 34% What Men Want Producer $54.6M 2019
27% 32% Breaking In Producer $46.3M 2018
26% 39% Night School Producer $77.2M 2018
91% 78% Girls Trip Producer $115.1M 2017
49% 64% Almost Christmas Producer $42M 2016
13% 48% Ride Along 2 Producer $90.8M 2016
89% 85% Straight Outta Compton Executive Producer $161M 2015
29% 63% The Wedding Ringer Producer $64.5M 2015
69% 65% About Last Night Producer $48.6M 2014
12% 55% No Good Deed Producer $52.5M 2014
22% 59% Think Like a Man Too Producer $65.1M 2014
18% 58% Ride Along Producer $134.1M 2014
6% 49% Battle of the Year Executive Producer $8.8M 2013
54% 79% Think Like a Man Producer $91.5M 2012
28% 62% Takers Producer $57.7M 2010
No Score Yet 34% Stomp the Yard: Homecoming Producer - 2010
19% 46% Obsessed Producer $68.3M 2009
25% 82% Stomp the Yard Producer $61.4M 2007
55% 81% This Christmas Producer $49.1M 2007
No Score Yet 56% Three Can Play That Game Producer - 2007
No Score Yet 66% Motives 2: Retribution Producer - 2007
No Score Yet 57% Puff, Puff, Pass Producer - 2006
32% 75% The Gospel Producer $15.8M 2005
No Score Yet 81% Trois: The Escort Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 82% Motives Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 85% Pandora's Box Writer (Story),
Producer
$882K 2002
No Score Yet 71% Trois Writer,
Producer
$1.2M 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Central Ave Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ready to Love Executive Producer 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Put A Ring On It Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlanta Child Murders: Motion to Reopen Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet 25% Rob Riggle: Global Investigator Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet 85% Ambitions Creator,
Executive Producer
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
30% 48% Uncle Buck Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roots Executive Producer 2016
15% 57% Truth Be Told Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exhale Guest 2014

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