entrepreneur.

Stay tuned for my next chapter… coming soon! 

 

Mission: build something special for Middle America right here at home.

Prairie Surf Studios

Founder and Former CEO (2021-2024)

During her tenure as CEO of Prairie Surf Studios, Cannon successfully recruited and hosted major productions like the first season of the hit Paramount+ series “Tulsa King” and Universal’s 2024 blockbuster “Twisters,” delivering a combined economic impact over $300 million to the state.

She also emerged as a strong advocate for the Oklahoma film industry, working alongside legislative leaders to develop a more robust incentive program to attract more significant productions to the Sooner State. Her efforts put Oklahoma in the national spotlight with features in publications like Variety, “CBS Mornings” and NYTimes.

https://www.aol.com/rachel-cannon-resigns-ceo-okcs-185753001.html?guccounter=1

Producers Frank Marshall & Pat Crowley

Attending the State Chamber event with Twisters legendary producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley grabbing a photo op with Governor Kevin Stitt.

The Day the Banners Went UP.

My hope for these movie posters is that they serve as a marker of hope for our next generation. Something to aspire to achieve, that welcomes you and reminds you to get back up on the hard days.

Early days in Hollywood.

 As much as I love being creative, I am equally passionate about business. I have always had a career on the side of my acting. I never wanted to bartend, I wanted a business card. One of my first jobs in Hollywood was as an editor, logging footage from red carpet events. I was quickly promoted to producer doing celebrity interviews at red carpet award shows and movie premieres. As a young actor, this was a dream job. I got to talk to my idols. My favorite interview was Clint Eastwood at a benefit where we talked about our mutual friend, Gray Frederickson. Most memorable were Diana Ross and Muhammed Ali at Collateral Premiere. Coolest girl, hands down was Charlize Theron at the Aeon Flux premiere. Most surprising moment was when Will Ferrell put his lollipop in my mouth at the Elf Premiere. 

That first job gave me the opportunity to interview every icon in the business from Stevie Wonder to Steven Spielberg to Meryl Streep.

Learning how these events worked early on helped shape my career as a young actor. As an entrepreneur, it allowed me the chance to help a startup grow into a profitable business that had top competitors courting me to come do the same for them.  

“I never dreamed of success, I worked for it.”

Estee Lauder