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.”
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008