Name: Will Packer
Professions: Film Producer
Alma Mater: Florida A&M University
Graduation Date: 1996
University Twitter Account: http://twitter.com/#!/FAMUSBI
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Interesting Facts: Will Packer is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida A&M University. There is a Will Packer Day in Chattanooga, TN and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
When Will Packer passed on lucrative engineering jobs to pursue film he had no idea that he would one day be named one of the Most Powerful Players Under 40 by Black Enterprise. Ever the entrepreneur, Packer along with his business partner Rob Hardy formed Rain Forest Films while still students at Florida A&M. The duo went on to independently release their first feature, Chocolate City.
Today, Will Packer is known as one of the movers and shakers within the entertainment world. Since his first release, Packer has produced more than 15 films, including the mega-million dollar grossing blockbuster hits Stomp the Yard in 2007 and 2010’s Takers.
Packer is currently producing the star studded film Think Like a Man, an on-screen adaptation of Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which will be released in 2012. Packer is also one of the brains behind the new channel Bounce TV which will launch in late September.