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Will Packer

Producer Will Packer has officially taken the film industry by storm. Having produced two box office hits grossing over $100 million in one year, Packer is at the top of his game. In September of 2007, Daily Variety magazine was on the right track when they selected Packer as one of their "10 Producers to Watch." Packer states, "Receiving this honour was great validation for my burgeoning work in Hollywood. As the only African American honoured on this list, I accept the tremendous responsibility that this represents to make movies that matter as well as have commercial appeal." Packer further states, "I look forward to continuing to promote imagery that hasn't traditionally been pushed by mainstream Hollywood." Packer has additionally been acknowledged on several high profile lists including; Giant Magazine's "The Giant 100," Jet Magazine's "Who's Hot to Watch in 2008," and Black Enterprise Magazine's "Most Powerful Players Under 40." In March of 2008, Packer and his business partner Rob Hardy were honoured by Black Enterprise as one of the "Top 25 Money Makers in Hollywood." Other honorees included Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Chris Tucker, and Tyler Perry. [+]