While Hollywood underestimated Will Packer, the self-taught super producer has developed nine No. 1 films (including Ride Along and Straight Outta Compton) and pulled in $1 billion at the box office.

In our new episode of Blueprint, Complex's Editor-in-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever links up with Packer to find out how he was able stay motivated in his early days. From his Atlanta estate, Packer shows Complex how he proved the bankability of people of color and helped launch the careers of Kevin Hart, Idris Elba, and more. 

Watch Packer's full interview above and subscribe to Complex to catch upcoming episodes of Blueprint