DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD:‘Roots’ Remake Is A Go As Event Series On History, A&E and Lifetime with Will Packer as Executive Producer

Roots, a remake of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time, blockbuster 1977 miniseries Roots, is a go at History, which has been developing the project for over a year. The new event series is being made into a big A+E Networks affair, with History, A&E and Lifetime all set to simulcast it. Prolific feature producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man), who is making a major foray into TV, has come on board as executive producer.

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INDIEWIRE.COM – David E. Talbert and Will Packer Pair Up for Holiday-Themed Family Comedy ‘A Meyers Thanksgiving’

David E. Talbert and Will Packer have sold a holiday-themed comedy spec script to Universal Pictures titled “A Meyers Thanksgiving,” which Talbert will write and direct, with Packer producing.

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Florida A&M University Announces Movie Producer Will Packer as Spring 2015 Commencement Speaker

On May 2, 2015 nearly 1,200 graduates will further prove the effectiveness of Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) mission of enhancing lives through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service.  FAMU alumnus and filmmaker Will Packer will serve as the speaker for the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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