DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: James Lopez Moves From Screen Gems To Will Packer’s Universal-Based Shingle

James F. Lopez has been named Head of Motion Pictures for Will Packer Productions. In the position he will be responsible for developing and overseeing production on all film projects through the company’s first look deal with Universal Pictures. “James is a knowledgeable passionate executive who knows how to get things done. We are extremely fortunate to have someone of his pedigree in our ranks,” says Will Packer, Producer and Founder of Will Packer Productions.

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The Hollywood Reporter NBC’s ‘People Are Talking’ Changes Title to ‘Truth Be Told’

The comedy from Will Packer and showrunner DJ Nash will now be called ‘Truth Be Told.’ Ahead of its Oct. 16 premiere, NBC has changed the title for its freshman comedy People Are Talking, the half-hour series starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tone Bell.

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Will Packer Sells Atlanta Drama ‘Buckhead’ to NBC

‘Buckhead’ marks the prolific producer’s first sale of the season. The show is described as a drama about ambition, sex and revenge set in the extravagant, high-stakes world of Atlanta politics, entertainment, churches and strip clubs.

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VARIETY: Will Packer Nabs “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver to Write His Untitled Girls Trip Film

Universal Pictures has set up an untitled female-driven comedy with Will Packer producing and Malcolm D. Lee directing. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver will write the screenplay for what’s currently dubbed as the Untitled Girl’s Trip Project. The logline is under wraps.

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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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