Will Packer, a magma cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University, visited Orlando, FL on Friday, September 25 for a fireside chat at the 2015 National Black MBA Association’s Annual National Conference moderated by actress Nicole Ari Parker.
Will Packer is known for producing movies featuring African American characters, including the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises. Eva Longoria is producing two series with Latino protagonists, Devious Maids and NBC’s upcoming Hot & Bothered, in which she stars. Now Packer and Longoria have teamed for Bonita & Mechelle, a multi-camera comedy for NBC, which centers on two women, one Hispanic and one African American. The women find themselves living together while conquering the ups and downs of single life and parenting.
Will Packer Productions continues its push in the hourlong arena this season with Under Her Thumb. The drama, created by Alison McDonald (Red Band Society, American Dad!), has sold to NBC with a put pilot commitment. Universal TV, where Packer recently renewed his overall deal, is the studio. Written by McDonald, Under Her Thumb is described as “Glengarry Glen Ross meets The Real Housewives” and as a campy cautionary tale set in the morally bankrupt world of high-end New York City real estate. McDonald and Packer executive produce, Will Packer Prods. head of TV Korin D. Huggins co-executive produces.