Famous actress, Queen Latifah, has an ironclad clause in all her movie contracts; her character doesn’t die. It doesn’t matter if the movie is a standalone, limited series or a standard series – Queen Latifah just never dies in a movie. That’s a primary professional deal breaker for her. Like Queen Latifah, every serious creative should have a deal breaker that signals that a gig or business deal isn’t good enough for them.
On today’s edition of Creative Gist, we ask creatives – what is your professional deal breaker? If you’ve ever had to back out of a deal, are at the crossroads to backing out of one, or are wondering what to do if you ever find yourself at such a crossroad, you should read till the end.
Creative Director/Visual Artist
Odunaro Sandra Oreoluwa
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Outline Your Professional Dealbreaker to Avoid Professional Heartbreak
It’s clear from all responses that a professional deal breaker depends on a person’s values, priorities, and even personality. What counts as a red flag for one person might be a challenge to another person.
During an episode of The Drew Barrymore show, Queen Latifah finally revealed why she has a no-death clause in her movie contracts. Early in her career, she played stereotypical characters that died an awful lot. So it became her priority to stop playing characters that died.
You’re no Queen Latifah, but what is your professional dealbreaker? Please share with us in the comment section.
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