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Cannon, Reuben 1946-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 155 publications in 2 languages and 14,107 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Melodrama  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Road films  Film sequels  Filmed plays  Crime films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Reuben Cannon
 
Most widely held works by Reuben Cannon
Diary of a mad black woman by Kimberly Elise( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles, an attorney, and Helen, the devoted wife, seem to have everything: money, a beautiful mansion, the American Dream. But just as Helen prepares to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, her life takes a twist. Special features include: featurettes, commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes, photo gallery, and more
Tyler Perry's The family that preys by Tyler Perry( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice, a working-class woman of high ideals, and wealthy Charlotte have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in their adult children's turmoil. Can they find a way to save their families from ruin?
Daddy's little girls by Tyler Perry( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty is a blue-collar mechanic who enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney while trying to gain custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boyfriend. Along the way, the working relationship between the blue collar dad and his uptown attorney grows into something more. As these two people try to overcome their different backgrounds, they find love. Monty struggles to protect his children from abuse and neglect, and a community looks to purge itself from the criminals terrorizing their neighborhood
Tyler Perry's Madea's family reunion : the movie( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Southern matriarch Medea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway and her nieces are suffering relationship trouble. Through it all, she has to organize her family reunion
Tyler Perry's Madea goes to jail by Tyler Perry( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and lands her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But her eccentric family members, the Browns, rally behind her, lending their special 'country' brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending Candace Washington, a woman he went to college with and who is now a prostitute and former drug addict. Handling the case would be a conflict of interest, so he asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a 'motherly' way as only Madea can
Tyler Perry's why did I get married? by Lions Gate Entertainment( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a trip to the picturesque snowcapped mountains in Colorado, eight married college friends have gathered for their annual seven-day reunion. But the cozy mood is shattered when the group comes face-to-face with one pair's infidelity. As secrets are revealed, each couple begins questioning the validity of their own marriage. Over the course of the weekend, husbands and wives take a hard look at their lives, wrestling with issues of commitment, betrayal and forgiveness as they seek a way forward
Tyler Perry's I can do bad all by myself by Tyler Perry( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with them. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. Now, April has to decide between her old ways and the new possibilities of family, faith, and love
Tyler Perry's Why did I get married too? by Tyler Perry( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness
Tyler Perry's Madea's big happy family( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madea, everyone's favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter, and the revelation of a long-buried family secret
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns by Tyler Perry( Visual )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon the death of her estranged father, a recently unemployed single-mother from Chicago travels with her children to Georgia to meet the family she never knew
The women of Brewster Place by Joyce Baucom( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers
Love don't cost a thing by Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin is a brilliant, but awkward teenager, who seizes a golden opportunity when popular cheerleader, Paris, wrecks her parents SUV and is strapped for cash. Alvin and Paris agree to strike a bargin: Alvin will do the repairs for free if Paris pretends to be his girlfriend for two weeks, all in the hopes of elevating his fledgling social standing. Little does he know, being popular is not all that it's cracked up to be
Woman thou art loosed by T. D Jakes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Michelle Jordan, a young woman raised in an environment of abuse and molestation at the hands of her mother's boyfriend Reggie, which her mother Cassie unwittingly condons. While incarcerated, Michelle sends Bishop Jakes a letter requesting a visit. Jakes agrees to meet Michelle and soon uncovers the painful history that led to her personal demise
Dancing in September( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it take to make a hit sitcom and keep it hot? George and Tomasina bring the network a smash new comedy series, and they soon find the excitement of working together pays off in the bedroom as well as the boardroom. But when the ratings begin to slip, so does their relationship, and the distance between keeping it real and selling out gets shorter and shorter"--Promotional materials
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brenda grew up with some incredible hardships. She had a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a 'father.' Now, Brenda is a single mom struggling to raise her family in Chicago. When she receives a letter inviting her to attend her father's funeral in Georgia, she's not sure how to feel. Growing up, Brenda never knew the man and hadn't interacted with that part of her family. But when she loses her job, she decides that now's the time to shake things up. Besides, there is always the chance that her father left her a little money
Lunar regolith bagging system( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reuben Cannon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer and casting director Reuben Cannon was born on February 11, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in the Harold I. Ickes housing projects and attended Southeast City College. Wanting to move into the entertainment industry, Cannon decided to try his luck in California. Cannon worked at Universal Studios from 1970 to 1978, eventually becoming the first African-American Hollywood casting director. He worked briefly for Warner Brothers, then started his own casting agency, Reuben Cannon & Associates, in 1978. He was credited with launching the careers of many of today's major film and television stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Bruce Willis, Michael J. Fox and Whoopi Goldberg. His television producing credits include The Women of Brewster Place, Amen and many others. His casting credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Desperado and What's Love Got To Do With It? He also encouraged financing black films with black investors
Brewster Place( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Brewster Place. Here a group of remarkable women struggle to live in the projects and deal with poverty, racism and irresponsible men
4 Film favorites : Love and laughs collection ; Thin line between love and hate, King's ransom, Love don't cost a thing, Strictly business( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thin line between love and hate : In the game of love, Darnell Right is the ultimate player. His moves are flawless, his technique impeccable and his success legendary. But when he woos Brandi, a beautiful and rich femme fatale, this ladykiller meets his match! King's ransom : Millionaire Malcolm King gets wrapped up in a true mess when he plans his own kidnapping to avoid paying a divorce settlement. Unfortunately for Malcolm, everything falls apart when he's not the only one in on the plot! Love don't cost a thing : Alvin is a brilliant, but awkward teenager, who seizes a golden opportunity when popular cheerleader, Paris, wrecks her parents SUV and is strapped for cash. Alvin and Paris agree to strike a bargain: Alvin will do the repairs for free if Paris pretends to be his girlfriend for two weeks, all in the hopes of elevating his fledgling social standing. Little does he know, being popular is not all that it's cracked up to be. Strictly business : Bobby, a business mailroom clerk who lacks education but not smarts, wants a fast track to the executive suite, land of power suits and lunches. Waymon, his executive friend, agrees to recommend Bobby for the firm's management trainee program if he will introduce Waymon to drop-dead-gorgeous Natalie. From then on, the only thing that can go wrong (and does) is everything
 
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Reuben Cannon American producer and casting director

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