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Misadventures in the Screen Trade

How Not to Make It In The Media

Publisher: Lambert Nagle Media
Book type: Non Fiction
Age: Adult
Genre: Memoir
Language: English
Key Phrases: Coming of Age
” If you know someone just starting out in the media, press a copy of Cubitt’s book into their hands. It’s an entertaining and unvarnished account of a life devoted to the screen; it’s an exploration of the people, passions and privations to be encountered if you’re lucky enough to travel down this cobbled street. “
– Mike Stafford, faithfulpundit.co.uk
A young woman in a man’s world takes on the media industry. Can she hit the heights of her dreams, or will she fall flat on her face?

Sydney 1981 Alison Ripley Cubitt couldn’t wait to make her mark. Having escaped her fractured New Zealand family only to end up dying of boredom behind a Mad-Men-era reception desk, she was determined to shatter the media’s glass ceiling. Thrilled to score an unpaid television internship in London, she still needed to survive alone…

Climbing her way up the career ladder, only to fall down again, Alison’s life-changing moment finally arrived when she landed her dream job at Disney. But after a documentary presentation to the masters of animation ended in disaster, the driven young woman refused to let her march to the top miss out on a spectacular finale.

In this entertaining true tale of the reality of working in the cutthroat world of show business, Alison shares the highs-and-lows of chasing bold goals. Navigating a patriarchial industry with wit and determination, her straight-to-the-point style will have you laughing out loud, and in awe of her courage.

Misadventures in the Screen Trade is a dazzling peek into one woman’s climb from rural New Zealand to Tinseltown. If you like fiery heroines, self-deprecating humour, and insightful tales from backstage, then you’ll love this spirited memoir.

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