The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that produces the Oscar Award ceremonies, has announced next year’s producer.
Academy President David Rubin announced that Emmy®-nominated producer Will Packer has been tapped to produce the 94th Oscars®. This upcoming production will be Packer’s first time being involved with the Oscars.
The show is scheduled to air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
“The power, the beauty, the romance of the imagery in movies has always attracted me. I’m fully embracing the challenge of bringing an ode to one of the most iconic mediums in the world to life. What an honor!” said Packer in a written statement.
I’d like to thank the Academy 🤯🕺🏾 pic.twitter.com/3P7lNltkDc
— Will Packer (@willpowerpacker) October 5, 2021
The talented Packer is the founder and CEO of his own film production company, Will Packer Productions, and Will Packer Media, a television, digital, and branded content company. He has produced, or executive produced many movies that have earned critical praise throughout the years. Films that may be recognizable include “The Photograph,” “Little,” “What Men Want,” “Night School,” “Breaking In,” “Girls Trip,” “Ride Along 2,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “No Good Deed,” “Think Like a Man Too,” “Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man,” “Takers,” “Obsessed” and “Stomp the Yard.”
Packer has also been involved in television production as well. His list of television credits includes “That Girl Lay Lay,” “Blackballed,” “Ambitions,” “Bigger,” “Being Mary Jane,” and “Uncle Buck.” Packer’s remake of “Roots” earned the producer an Emmy nomination.
Next year, the 94th Oscars will be on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood. The event will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
In September, Deadline reported, “Celebrity influencer,” Nigerian National “Ray Hushpuppi” will be the focus of a Will Packer-produced film that he will be doing in conjunction with Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studios as they are teaming up to develop an untitled project based on Evan Ratliff’s Bloomberg article, “The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master.”
Next month, Packer will be serving as the Jury President for the 2021 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Live events in Miami Beach, Nov. 3–7, followed by a week of virtual events on abffplay.com from Nov. 8–14.