Will Packer Signs Deal with OWN Network
Tyler Perry may be on the way out but Will Packer is on his way in. according to media sources, the “Girls Trip” director recently signed a deal with Universal Pictures and Discovery Communications to form his new company Will Packer Media.
The company will be digital and TV-based with scripted and unscripted series. In addition, Packer revealed that his company will provide branded content and short form entertainment that is geared to a younger audience.
In an interview with a media house, Packer mentioned that he and his team are creating a new model for content production that sees TV and digital as equals combining both the best of storytelling and brands for an underserved audience.
Packer who has built a successful career producing movies with African-American talent has had a glance on this deal since 2013. He will take the place of Tyler Perry’s programs on OWN as The Have’s and Have Not’s star contract with OWN Network ends in 2019.