AndWePresent Exclusive: “Think Like A Man” Producer, Will Packer
The much anticipated movie “Think Like A Man” hits theaters today, but before you turn your eyes to the star- studded cast, make sure you’re aware of the great talent behind the lens, also. Will Packer, the producer of “Think Like A Man”, is the brain power behind the lens pulling the strings together to give us a great cast and film.
Most people don’t know that Packer is a graduate of Florida A&M University where he met his now business partner Rob Hardy, who helps him to create these beautiful urban films. Together, they have been behind some of our most prominent urban movies including, Obsessed, Takers, This Christmas and Stomp the Yard. Although he is behind these big hits, Packer says he still wants to sponsor some smaller projects and films, “We also want to do Indie films that studios perhaps can’t or won’t finance and touch on engaging subject matters that may not be that commercial, we want to do both,” says Packer.
“Think Like A Man”, which is out today host a cast full of African-American A-listers including, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J and Romany Malco; some may wonder how a cast like that is possible? Packer says, “It’s all about building a strong relationship with people. “You have to keep your relationships [with actors] good and strong. I’ve got some really good talent relationships so when I have a project, I can go directly to the talent and good talent responds to good material.”
For those aspiring to be in his shoes, Packer tells Andwepresent that he’s a big supporter of dreams. “Never give up. Your dream is your dream…Don’t let anybody else define success for you.”
You can reach Will Packer via: @willpowerpacker on twitter and his production company rainforest-films.com. “Think Like A Man” hits theaters today, make sure you go out and support this great film.