Emmy-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars, David Rubin, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced Tuesday.

It will be Packer’s first involvement with the Oscars, which are scheduled to air live on ABC on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“The power, the beauty, the romance of the imagery in movies has always attracted me,” Packer said.

“I’m fully embracing the challenge of bringing an ode to one of the most iconic mediums in the world to life. What an honor!”

Packer has produced or executive produced a wide range of movies, including “The Photograph,” “Little,” “What Men Want,” “Night School,” “Breaking In,” “Girls Trip,” “Ride Along 2” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

His television credits include “That Girl Lay Lay,” “Blackballed,” “Ambitions,” “Bigger,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Uncle Buck” and the remake of “Roots,” for which he received an Emmy nomination.

Packer is also the founder and CEO of the film production company Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media, a television, digital and branded content company.

Shayla Cowan, chief of staff of Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media, will serve as co-producer, the academy said.

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