Buckhead is written and executive produced by David McMillan, and is described as a drama about ambition, sex, and revenge set in the extravagant, high-stakes world of Atlanta politics, entertainment, churches and strip clubs. Atlanta native Packer also is executive producing, with Korin Huggins, head of Television for Will Packer Prods., co-executive producing.
Let’s add Will to the list of black Directors and Producers shaking up Hollywood along with Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry; things you should know, you’ve been watching his films even if you did not take note of who he is; unlike Tyler and Lee whom stand out Will has been on the come up for awhile. Y’all remember Troi right? lol here’s the list provided by, Black Enterprises Magazine, you can check out their September issue for the full article.
1. Packer, along with Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III are owners of BOUNCE TV, the first ever over-the-air broadcast television network targeting the African-American audience.
2. Packer and his business partner Rob Hardy, were among Black Enterprise‘s “Top 25 Money Makers in Hollywood” in 2008.
3. He graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1996.
4. His 2014 film “Ride Along,” starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart took in over $48 million during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, making it the biggest January opening box office tally of all time.
5. His first movie, “Trois,” grossed $1.2 million dollars and became the fastest million dollar grossing film distributed by African Americans.
6. Packer is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
7. Will Packer’s first feature film “Trois” premiered at ABFF in 1999 and he has participated in the festival every year since.
8. Packer is slated as the executive producer of the upcoming, as yet-filmed “N.W.A: Straight Outta Compton” movie.
9. Packer was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and he graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1991.
10. Will Packer produced his first film, Chocolate City (Rob Hardy directed it).