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  1. Will Packer - Wikipedia

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    Will Packer (born April 11, 1974) is an American film producer.He is the founder of Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media.. Packer has been included in several high-profile lists, including The Hollywood Reporter's "40(ish) Most Powerful People in Comedy, GIANT magazine's "The GIANT 100", Jet magazine's "Who's Hot To Watch in 2008" and Black Enterprise ' s "Most Powerful Players Under 40."

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    William Packer was born and raised in St. Pe­ters­burg, Florida. He grad­u­ated from St. Pe­ters­burg High School in 1991 and began at­tend­ing Florida A&M Uni­ver­sity that fall. In 1996, Packer grad­u­ated magna cum laude from FAMU with a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence de­gree in elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing.

    Rainforest Films

    It was at FAMU that he started film­mak­ing with col­league and fu­ture busi­ness part­ner Rob Hardy while par­tic­i­pat­ing in an in­tern­ship with vet­eran pro­ducer War­ring­ton Hudlin. In 1994, Packer and Hardy pro­duced their first film, Choco­late City, for $20,000 and Packer helped bro­ker a small dis­tri­b­u­tion deal with Block­buster video. After grad­u­at­ing, Packer and Hardy moved to At­lanta, Geor­gia and co-founded Rain­for­est Films. Packer pro­duced and over­saw the com­pany'...

    Will Packer Productions

    In 2013, and while still pro­duc­ing for Rain­for­est Films, Packer launched Will Packer Pro­duc­tions. In July 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Uni­ver­sal Tele­vi­sion to de­velop new pro­jects for the studio. Later that year, he signed a three-year deal with Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures. Dur­ing the dis­so­lu­tion of Rain­for­est Films in June 2014, it was an­nounced that the last Packer-pro­duced film that would ap­pear under the Rain­for­est Film's ban­ner would be Feb­ru­ary 2014's About L...

    Feature films

    1. Chocolate City(1994) (producer) 2. Trois(2000) (writer, producer) 3. Trois 2: Pandora's Box(2002) (story writer, producer) 4. Motives(2004) (producer) 5. Trois: The Escort(2004) (executive producer) 6. The Gospel(2005) (producer) 7. The Gospel Live(2005) (executive producer) 8. Puff, Puff, Pass(2006) (producer) 9. Stomp the Yard(2007) (producer) 10. Motives 2(2007) (producer) 11. This Christmas(2007) (producer) 12. Three Can Play That Game(2008) (producer) 13. Obsessed(2009) (producer) 14....

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    1. Truth Be Told(2015) 2. Roots (2016)(executive producer) 3. Uncle Buck(2016) 4. Being Mary Jane (2016)(executive producer) 5. The Quad (2017)(executive producer) 6. Buckhead(TBA)

    Packer is a mem­ber of the Alpha Phi Alpha fra­ter­nity (in­ducted into the Beta Nu Chap­ter at FAMU). Packer mar­ried his first wife Nina (for­mer gen­eral man­ager of Bryant Man­age­ment, the artist man­age­ment firm for Lil' Wayne and his YMCMB label) in July 2001 and they have two daugh­ters and a son to­gether. They were di­vorced in Feb­ru­ary 2009. Packer pro­posed to his fiancé Heather Hayslett live on stage at the 2013 Essence Music Fes­ti­val.They were mar­ried on Fri­day, Au­gust 28, 2015 in Georgia.

  2. Billy Packer - Wikipedia

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    Packer is also the author of Hoops, Why We Win, and a number of other basketball books. He is married to Barbara, and has two sons (Brandt and Mark) that work in the sports media. Brandt works as producer for Golf Channel and Mark is a sports radio host based in Charlotte, NC. In 1988, Billy Packer was inducted into the National Polish American ...

  3. William Packer - Wikipedia

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    Will Packer (producer) (born 1974), American film producer and director William Packer (Major-General) , Major-General in the English Civil War William F. Packer (1807–1870), governor of Pennsylvania from 1858 to 1861

  4. Rainforest Films - Wikipedia

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    With fraternity brothers William Packer and Gregory Anderson producing, Rob Hardy wrote and directed Chocolate City, a $20,000 film that Blockbuster distributed through its video stores. The film about a young man's profound experience on a black college campus, was shot using 16mm color film on the campus of Florida A&M University in ...

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  5. Will Packer - IMDb

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    Will Packer, Producer: Girls Trip. 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...

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    William Packer was born and raised in St. Pe­ters­burg, Florida. He grad­u­ated from St. Pe­ters­burg High School in 1991 and began at­tend­ing Florida A&M Uni­ver­sity that fall. In 1996, Packer grad­u­ated magna cum laude from FAMU with a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence de­gree in elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing.

  7. This powerful story, which portrays a defining moment in the history of the NBA, shines a spotlight on a cultural divide that has affected our country for decades," Packer said in a statement. "We are very excited that Blackballed will be available to audiences on Quibi, one of the most innovative entertainment content platforms in the industry.

  8. Obsessed (2009 film) - Wikipedia

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    Obsessed is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Steve Shill and written by David Loughery.Starring Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles, and Ali Larter, the film tells the story of Lisa (Larter), an office temp who develops unrequited feelings for her boss, Derek Charles (Elba), and repeatedly attempts to seduce him.

  9. Charlie Parker - Wikipedia

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    Charles "Charlie" Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), nicknamed "Bird" and "Yardbird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies.