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Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Limited Series
Roots (2016)
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Black Film Critics Circle Awards

2012 Winner
Pioneer Award

This year's Pioneer Award is given to producer Will Packer of Rainforest Films. While he's been ... More

This year's Pioneer Award is given to producer Will Packer of Rainforest Films. While he's been around Hollywood for some time now, having successful put together a handful of box office hits, including 'Stomp The Yard,' 'This Christmas,' 'Obsessed,' and 'Takers.' This year, his latest 'Think Like A Man,' not only opened #1 at box office, defying expectations, but went on to gross a total of nearly $100 million. It must be noted the production budget was less than $15 million. The St. Petersburg, FL native also started a broadcast network, BOUNCE TV, which continues to build an audience among African American households. Will has continued to expand the boundaries of what black filmmakers can achieve and embody the very essence of the word Pioneer.


Black Reel Awards

2018 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
Girls Trip (2017)
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2005 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Independent Film
Motives (2004)
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Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2001 Winner
Golden Orange Award
Trois (2000)
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For devising a barnstorming distribution plan circumventing the usual Hollywood obstacles for ... More

For devising a barnstorming distribution plan circumventing the usual Hollywood obstacles for African-American filmmakers. This strategy, which hadn't been employed by black filmmakers since Oscar Micheaux in the 1930s, resulted in the highest per-screen average of any release during its debut weekend on 22 screens nationwide.


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