Congratulations to super producer Will Packer. According to the Eur Exclusive, “*Super producer Will Packer has started up a new production company with backing from Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, called Will Packer Media. As part of the deal with Discovery, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has the right of first refusal for his projects.”
The deal comes at a perfect timing for OWN as Tyler Perry exists the network. Packer states that his signing had nothing to do with Tyler Perry’s exit. Perry, a savvy business man in his own right, has inked a deal with Viacom that will “produce 90 episodes annually of original drama and comedy series for BET and other Viacom networks”.
“Packer is known for producing low-budget, high-profit movies that have made him one of Hollywood’s most sought after content creators. His most recent title, “Girls Trip,” surpassed all exceptions by dominating the domestic box office opening weekend, taking in $30 million.”
Kudos again, keep making St. Petersburg, FL and FAMU smile! Oh, don’t forget to see “Girls Trip”. Make that box office twerk.