Deadline Hollywood: Upfronts 2015-Will Packer Featured on The Overachievers List

The Hot Newcomers: In his first development season since venturing into TV with a deal at Universal Television, feature producer Will Packer landed two comedy pilots, and both of them went to series — People Are Talking at NBC and Uncle Buck at ABC.

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Uncle Buck Remake Ordered to Series at ABC with Will Packer Producing

The network on Friday handed out a series order to its African-American-led remake of Uncle Buck, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The comedy was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (Happy Endings), who exec produce alongside Will Packer and his Will Packer Productions topper Korin Huggins as well as Phil Traill. The series is a co-production between ABC Studios and Universal Television, with the latter’s Universal Pictures owning the rights to the movie.

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VARIETY: NBC Comedy People Are Talking Lands Series Order with Will Packer as Executive Producer

The order for NBC’s pickup of “People Are Talking,” a multi-cam comedy starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar happened today. “Talking” is about two diverse couples who are neighbors and best friends. The “Saved by the Bell” alum will star with Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb. The multi-cam project was written by D.J. Nash who exec produces with Will Packer and “How I Met Your Mother’s” Pam Fryman who directed the pilot.

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DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: Will Packer Joins 2015 Produced By Conference

Will Packer is one of the new producers set to take part in the seventh annual Produced By Conference, the Producers Guild of America announced this morning.  Panels include a conversation with Reese Witherspoon and her producing partner Bruna Papandrea, moderated by Ride Along and Think Like A Man producer Will Packer.

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