Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

CONGRATS are in order for award-winning filmmaker and my fraternity brother Will Packer. The super producer has inked a new deal with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures. The venture, Will Packer Media, includes TV, digital and branded content production. The Florida A&M University alumni shared the big news earlier this week on social media with following statement:

“At the end of the day I’m just a kid from St. Pete, FL living out my dreams every single day. I’m Beyond Blessed . Doesn’t matter where you’re from, who you know, what you have…the only thing that can stop you…is YOU. #DreamOn”

According to VARIETY, part of the deal also includes a first-look programming pact with OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), which is part of Discovery. Packer will also serve as CEO along with SCRIPPS Networks Interactive Alix Baudin as president and chief operating officer.

Packer’s deal is coming off of the success of his new comedy “Girls Trip” which made $30 millions dollars during its first weekend at the box office.

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