Do Right Men 2008: Reuben Cannon

HOME BASE: Chicago PROFESSION: Executive producer, Tyler Perry Studios DOING RIGHT: Since his Hollywood arrival nearly 37 years ago, Cannon has been a man of many firsts. After landing a casting position at Universal Studios, he became the first Black casting director in Hollywood. With such producing credits as the smash hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman, he continues to break down stereotypes in the industry. “I aim to tap all the underutilized talent in Hollywood, beginning with the Tyler Perry Studios.”