As part of the Academy Conversations series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Blackhouse Foundation will present a conversation with producer Will Packer ("Think Like a Man," "Takers") at Sundance on January 19. This marks the first time the Academy has participated in one of the festival's programs.
The conversation will be held January 19 at 3:30pm at Buona Vita in Park City, and will be moderated by Blackhouse Foundation chairman Brickson Diamond. They will discuss Packer's career trajectory. The producer became a member of the Academy in 2012. Following the conversation, a presentation will be given on Oscar qualification rules, filmmaker engagement, educational programs, festival grants and membership.