THE ROLE OF YOUR BUSINESS PARTNERS IN A CREATIVE CAREER

Back in 2006 I sold a pitch to HBO Films called ‘Life Support,’ which was based on how my sister Andrea had survived contacting HIV and how that effected our family. Queen Latifah had tentatively agreed to play a character based on my sister. A conference call was set up with the then head of HBO Films, the producers, me and Latifah’s long time manager Shakim Compare.

I knew Latifah and Compare from my days at Billboard, but I had never worked with them in a business situation, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well what I experienced…