Los Angeles producer Rossi Cannon relies heavily on foreign directors and cinematographers to make commercials for brands such as Nike. Cannon, 48, never thought that her access to the global talent pool might be limited.
Now she’s not so sure.
The election of President Trump, she says, has increased anxiety in the entertainment industry about how the new administration’s travel and immigration policies will affect visa applications and wait times for filmmakers and crew members who want to work on productions in the United States.
“It’s scary,” said Cannon, executive producer at Mod/Op Films. “I never thought...