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Academy and Blackhouse Partner on Talk with Filmmaker Will Packer at Sundance

20130117BEVERLY HILLS, CA – As part of the “Academy Conversations” series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Blackhouse Foundation will present a conversation with one of Hollywood’s most innovative and entrepreneurial film producers, Will Packer, on Saturday, January 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Buona Vita in Park City, Utah. This is the first time the Academy has participated in a program at the Sundance Film Festival.

Moderated by Brickson Diamond, chairman of The Blackhouse Foundation, the talk highlights Packer’s career path from magna cum laude electrical engineering graduate at Florida A&M University to prolific film producer, whose credits include “Think like a Man,” “Takers,” “Obsessed” and “Stomp the Yard.” Packer became a member of the Academy in 2012.

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