Transcript for Mega-producer Will Packer on representation in Hollywood
What a man gotta do They call our next guest the hit maker. That's because he seems to have the midas touch. He's behind "Girls' trip," "Night school," "Ride along." The list goes on and on. Including a really good friend of T.J.'s. I've been trying to get this guy to hire me for years. He just won't do it. Hollywood has dubbed him one of the most powerful people in comedy. He's keeping busy, a lot of new projects. He's here to tell us about it all. My future boss, director will packer joins us now. Will, how are you young fella? It's good to see you. You and I he known each other for a long time, tried to find ways to work together. It hasn't happened yet, but it's coming. Tell me -- First of all, you got to find time, T.J. You're busy. You're always working. You can't get anothejob when you have 20 other jobs, T.J. When do you have time? It seems to work for you. I'm behind the scenes. I need folks like you to me me look good. Good to see you. Good to see you, Amy. How are you guys doing? We're doing great. How have you been? I haven't checked in in a good way during the pandemic, if you will. How have things been? You're staying busy. Everyone has a pandemic pivot. What's yours? You have to pivot. Work in Hollywood. I live in Atlanta. It's been about how do we get people back to work safe. I'm fortunate that I've been able to start shooting some television shows that are back. I've started to shoot a couple movies. We have very strict pandemic covid protocols in place to make sure everybody is safe, as safe as psible. It's been a challenge.all of Hollywood got shut down. Now we're slowly starting to come back. This includes me and some of my I'm excited about what's to come and what our industry will look like post covid. I'm excited because your energy tells me it will be okay. Let's talk about something you're doing now, "Central app," investigative entertainment. I love it because it's equal thoughts thought provoking and fun entertain. It's the first entertainment news magazine hosted by two females of color. We have an amazing Latino host. I have a four-time olympic gold medalist. Very different perspectives. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that we have to hear perspectives frm all sides and all people. I love that about the show. We do fun stuff like hanging out and drinking wine with D wade or kicking it with D.J. Khaled. We also do investigative stuff LI the opoid crisis in hip-hop or what feminism looks like for gen Z. We run the gamut. He also has a new season of "Ready to love" and "Put a ring you telling me you can't give me a job? Which one do you want? I don't want to be on "Put a ring on it." Let's take a look at it. I love being with Addie. She keeps it popping. I am happy. Can I be happier? Yes. I'm not afraid of marriage. I'm afraid of marriage with the wrong person. We should have been married now. I want it now. She's acting like she don't want it. Robach, that's not my show. I didn't call him about that one. Can I give you a little context? "Put a ring on it" is a new show I have. It takes couples that have been together for a while but aren't married. We do a social experiment where they date other people. They allow their partner to date other people for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days, they dec to either get married or to split up for good. It's a really interesting show. It's definitely not a show for you, T.J. I would watch that though. What could possibly go wrong? What could go wrong? Will, love you man. Good to see you. Congrats on everything. Good to see you smiling and happy and hethy. I'll catch up with you soon. Love you back, T.J. Thanks for having me. Good to see you, Amy. Guys, I read a fantastic
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