Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Packer an executive producer for new season of BET’s “Being Mary Jane”

Earlier this year, Black Entertainment Television (BET) announced that Florida A&M University alumnus Will Packer had joined the production team for season four of its acclaimed series “Being Mary Jane,” starring Gabrielle Union.

Packer and Union have been a winning combination at the box office. Union previously starred in two of his movies that opened at the #1 spot: “Think Like a Man” (2012) and “Think Like a Man Too” (2014).

On October 19, Packer visited Tallahassee and presented a screening of his latest film starring Union, “Almost Christmas.” The event, which was part of the FAMU Homecoming celebration, took place in the local AMC Theatre.

Will Packer Productions and Akil Productions produced the fourth season of “Being Mary Jane,” set to debut early next year. Packer served as an executive producer along with Erica Shelton Kodish, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

“It’s an amazing time to be involved in producing great television and this is the rare opportunity to work with Gab, who I think is one of the best actresses doing it today, whom I also consider family,” Packer said.

Union said she was just as excited to collaborate with Packer again.

“I could not be any more thrilled to be once again teaming up with Packer, who continues to deliver us home runs,” Union said.

The third season of “Being Mary Jane” earned a 2016 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for Outstanding Writing in A Drama Series. BET President of Programming Stephen Hill is looking forward to another successful season with help from Packer.

“Will’s a master producer and storyteller,” Hill said.

Season four of “Being Mary Jane” will premiere on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

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