Shayla Cowan has been promoted to Chief of Staff of Will Packer Productions as well as Will Packer Media. The announcement was made Wednesday (Nov. 5).
According to Deadline, Cowan started out as a crew member on the 2010 Will Packer-produced film Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming and later moved to executive assistant. Although Cowan will continue in her role of advising Packer and supporting the development and production of his projects, as Chief of Staff she will manage and oversee all operational and administrative activities of both companies.
“RIDE OR DIE – “Someone who holds you down and has your back no matter what. A true soldier who finds happiness in your success and helps take you to the next level.” Ya’ll help me congratulate @shayla_pc on this HUGE MOVE!!!!,” Will Packer shares on Instagram.
Shayla Cowan’s resume includes associate producer credits on Girls Trip, Night School, Little, What Men Want, Breaking In, and Almost Christmas. She also earned film credits for Think Like a Man, Ride Along (including their sequels), No Good Deed, Wedding Ringer, and Straight Outta Compton.
“Shayla has been a major factor in our extraordinary success,” said Will Packer. “Both companies will benefit from her exceptional organizational skills, negotiating expertise as well as her uncanny ability to quickly and efficiently solve any problem. There is no one I trust more than Shayla to help me grow these businesses.”