It’s been a helluva year for filmmaker and producer Will Packer. With four films coming out in 2014, the Florida-bred business man doesn’t seem to be losing steam anytime soon. A few days into promoting his new film, Think Like A Man Too, theJasmineBRAND.com sat down for an exclusive one-on-one with him at his Hollywood office (Will Packer Productions).
We tried our darndest to ask everything (well most) you’d like to know — What inspired him to go into film-making? What makes sequels so challenging? How did he know his fiancee was THE one? Has he ever ‘discovered’ any talent on social media? What keeps him up at night? What lesson has taken him longest to learn?
Check out the full interview and a few excerpts below.
On why he decided to go into film making:
For me, entrepreneurship is what drove me and that’s really what made me want to work for myself and be my own boss and I kind of stumbled into film because I went to college, majored in engineering and met a guy who wanted to be a filmmaker. He knew ‘I want to be a director, I want to be the next Spike Lee, I want to be the next John Singleton’. So for me, I helped him do that. I helped him find talent, I helped him find financing, I helped him find distribution, that’s