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FAMU Renames Performance Arts Amphitheater In Honor Of Will Packer

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, comedian Kevin Hart, and more show up and show out for the FAMU alumnnus.

Famed film producer Will Packer is getting his flowers while he can still smell them. As part of Florida A&M University's homecoming festivities, the school honored Packer, an esteemed alumnus, by renaming the Performance Arts Amphitheater after him.

Will Packer has produced notable films such as Ride Along, Girls Trip, Think Like A Man Too, and served as executive producer on Straight Outta Compton. It was at FAMU that Packer began his filmmaking career. In 1994, Packer and fellow classmate/future business partner, Rob Hardy, produced their first film, Chocolate City. Since then, Packer has made a living showcasing the nuance and diversity of the Black experience. It's no doubt that he is deserving of being honored for his continuous contributions to the culture.

Also included in the day's festivities were Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim Rose, who filmed a broadcast of ESPN's First Take at the Amphitheater stage. Later that day, Kevin Hart and the Plastic Cup Boyz recorded their SiriusXM radio show live on campus.

Blavity U was in attendance to witness the unveiling of the Will Packer Amphitheater. Check out some photos from the celebration. 

Will Packer gets the crowd hype.

Will Packer soaks it all in while getting the crowd hype at his alma mater!

The Plastic Cup Boyz are in full effect!

Kevin Hart took over FAMU's campus with his fam, The Plastic Cup Boyz, for a live taping of their radio show Straight From the Hart.

Giving back to the community.

As part of their pitch competition, KIND Snacks is pictured awarding a $10,000 check to 2nd place winner, LJL Consulting. 

FAMU represent, represent!

The FAMU love was loud and proud during homecoming weekend. 

The Divine 9 are not to be ignored!

Will Packer is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Beta Nu Chapter, so it's only right that the Divine 9 came out to support. 

Bruhs on the yard!

Will Packer chops it up with The Plastic Cup Boyz.

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