Will Areu was born and raised in California. At a very young age, he knew that he wanted to somehow be involved in movies and television.
Areu began his journey lighting sets on productions such as ER, Batman & Robin, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Ally McBeal, to mention a few. As Areu began working closely with different crews, he quickly learned how a successful production should be put together, whether shooting on stage or on location.
In 1998, Will began working at Modern VideoFilm, Inc., a post production company located in Burbank, California, across from the Warner Bros lot. Having worked in production and wanting to expand his knowledge of the production process, he felt it was very important to gain an understanding in how the two come together, and that having experience in post production was the best way to achieve this goal.
During his 11 years at Modern VideoFilm, Inc., Areu excelled quickly in many areas and gained hands-on experience with tape operations, editing, Telecine, DVD re-mastering, audio prelay, audio mix, graphics, visual effects, international, domestic and home episodic television/theatrical distribution and operations.
Areu is currently Senior Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, located in Atlanta, Georgia, where he oversees all aspects of the day-to-day studio operations, productions, and post production.
Areu has produced many of Tyler Perry's sitcoms, including TBS' highest rated comedy, House of Payne, the popular Meet the Browns and For Better or Worse.
Under Perry, Areu has also produced on many of his stage plays such as Laugh To Keep From Crying, Madea's Big Happy Family, A Madea Christmas, Aunt Bam's Place, and I Don't Want To Do Wrong.