Famed film producer Will Packer, and his wife, Heather Packer, hosted a private A-list screening of the upcoming Nate Parker film, The Birth of a Nation, at their Atlanta home Sunday night (June 12, 2016).
Attendees included: Civil Rights and Political Icon Ambassador Andrew Young; Rapper/Actor Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and his wife Eudoxie Bridges; Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton (OutKast); Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker (Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta); Michael Ealy (Actor, The Perfect Guy); Naturi Naughton (Actress, Starz’ Power); LeToya Luckett (Singer/Actress); Chaka Zulu (DTP CEO); Rob Hardy (Film/TV Director/Producer); Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; Ebony Barley (Director of Special Events, City of Atlanta); and many more!
Photos + video from the special screening below… Continue Reading…
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Know your ‘ROOTS’… that’s the overall theme of the original 1977 miniseries, as well as the 2016 remake of the classic slave story.
British actor Malachi Kirby made his debut as Kunte Kinte reloaded with the help of Lavar Burton, who appeared in the first production. There are also several high profiles names associated with the 2016 version including Will Packer, Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris, Forrest Whittaker, Laurence Fishburn & more.
[FLASHBACK: Tip “T.I.” Harris, Will Packer, Phaedra Parks & More Attend #ROOTS Advance Screening… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
The original “Roots” miniseries drew more than 130 million viewers (over half the U.S. population) when it aired back in 1977 and won nine Emmy awards. Last night’s premiere episode was just the first of what’s to come.
Check out what ‘Black Twitter’ thought of ‘ROOTS 2016’ + watch full premiere episode below… Continue Reading…
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.
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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.
[FLASHBACK: Will Packer, Tika Sumpter, Sherri Shepherd Host ‘Ride Along 2’ Private Screening in Atlanta (PHOTOS)]
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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