In celebration of HISTORY’s new miniseries, ‘ROOTS’, Cast Member Tip “T.I.” Harris and Executive Producer Will Packer hosted an advance screening of the first episode of the show last night (Monday, May 9, 2016).
Following the screening, which was held at Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, guests were treated to an eye-opening panel discussion moderated by BET and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show personality Jeff Johnson.
T.I.; Will Packer; Ed Lover, Hip Hop legend & host of the nationally syndicated “The Ed Lover Show”; V-103 morning show personality Ryan Cameron of The Ryan Cameron Morning Show; Dr. Samuel Livingston of Morehouse College and President of the Atlanta chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), and Tamarre Torchon all shared their insight on the importance of re-telling the story of ROOTS in this day and age.
Civil Rights Leader and Former Mayor of Atlanta, Ambassador Andrew Young, was also in attendance and made a couple of remarks at the close of the Q&A.
Check out photos + video of the panel session below… Continue Reading…
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Producer Will Packer celebrated his birthday surrounded by a slew of family & friends this past weekend in Miami.
Packer, who has established himself as one of Hollywood’s blockbuster hit makers with movies like Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along2, Takers & Think Like A Man under his belt (just to name a few), was thrown a surprise birthday dinner at Hakkasan Miami Beach and several of his Atlanta area friends flew down to surprise him.
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Attendees included: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta ‘Housewife’ Kandi Burruss-Tucker and her husband Todd Tucker, Actor Terrence J. and many more.
Photos from Will Packer’s birthday celebration below… Continue Reading…
Atlanta was the latest spot for an advanced screening of Universal Pictures’ highly anticipated new sequel, RIDE ALONG 2 this past Wednesday (January 13, 2016).
The event was held at Regal Atlantic Station and included a special introduction by cast members Tika Sumpter, Sherri Shepherd and producer Will Packer.
The screening was well attended by several Atlanta area celebs, VIPs and top influencers including: Mayor Kasim Reed, Councilman Kwanza Hall, Porsha Williams (RHOA/DISH Nation), Shamea Morton (RHOA), Mama Joyce & Aunt Bertha (RHOA), Demetria McKinney (RHOA), Roger Bobb(Producer), Stevie J (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Egypt Sherrod (HGTV’s Flipping Virgins), Monyetta Shaw (Atlanta Exes), Polow Da Don (Music Producer), Rodney Perry (Comedian), Rickey Smiley (Radio/TV personality) and many more.
Photos from the event below… Continue Reading…
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It was just last Summer that news spread of an NWA biography in the works and now it’s almost time for the film to make it’s big screen debut.
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‘Straight Outta Compton’ is directed by F. Gary Gray and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Watch the official trailer for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ below… Continue Reading…
Super producer Will Packer poses with comedian Affion Crockett as they played host to a ‘friends & family’ screening of his upcoming comedy, ‘The Wedding Ringer’ last night in Atlanta (January 13, 2015).
The screening was held at Regal Atlantic Station movie theatre and attendees included Mayor Kasim Reed, Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council), Bobby V., Ryan Glover (Bounce TV), Stacii Jae Johnson (V-103 Radio Personality), Karyn Greer (WXIA-TV), Sarah Vivan and more.
Guests were also treated to a q&a session, which was held across the street from the theatre at Strip restaurant.
Check out a few photos from the screening + a sneak peek of the new film below… Continue Reading…