Will Packer

  • Birth Place: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
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  • Got his first taste of producing when he helped his Alpha Phi Alpha brother and friend Rob Hardy secure funding for his independent film.
  • Founded the production company Rainforest Films with Rob Hardy, brokering deals with Blockbuster to release their independent productions.
  • Named one of 10 Producers To Watch by Variety in 2007. 
  • Proposed to second wife Heather Hayslett on stage in front of 40,000 audience members at the 2013 Essence Music Festival.
  • Founded Will Packer Productions in 2013 and moved its headquarters onto the Universal Pictures lot after brokering a 3-year first-look deal with the studio.
  • Included on Ebony's Power 100 list in 2014.


  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Limited Series: Nominee


  • Nina Packer — Ex-wife
  • Maya Packer — Daughter
  • Nija Packer — Daughter
  • Zion Bowles — Stepson
  • Dominique Packer — Son
  • Heather Hayslett — Wife


  • Florida A&M University,Tallahassee, Florida, United States (BS in Electrical Engineering, 1996)
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