Women’s Writes Presents: Alison Grade

Tuesday 21st April, 7:30pm. Register HERE!

Join us as we chat with Alison Grade, author of The Freelance Bible, discussing her life as a freelancer, working in media, and how she came to write a book. Plus, as we know some of you may be freelancers yourselves, now is an opportunity to ask questions raised by the book. Join us for what promises to be an informative and very helpful evening!

Alison Grade is the fourth generation of her family to work in media. She has been a professional freelancer all her career.

Writing in The Guardian Mark Lawson described her as being one of the most influential people in TV when, as a schoolgirl, she persuaded her father to repeat Neighbours at 5:35pm so she and her friends wouldn’t miss it.

Alison describes her key skill as transforming creative concepts into a business reality. She accomplishes this with the films she produces, the creative entrepreneurs she mentors, SMEs she advises and in her book, The Freelance Bible (Penguin).

Alison has formal academic training (INSEAD MBA) as well as being an entrepreneur who has established her own businesses. She has worked at senior level in many media companies – predominantly in international television and film production, rights management and strategy.

Currently Alison owns Mission Accomplished, a consultancy offering training, mentoring and strategic advice to start-ups and established SMEs in the Creative Industries. As a Nesta accredited Creative Enterprise trainer and mentor Alison has delivered international programmes in association with the British Council..

During her career, Alison has produced over 7,000 minutes of film and television productions on both high and low budgets. Her non-media experience includes founding Girls Angels, a motorcycle training school that specialised in training women.

We cannot wait for her to join us here at Women’s Writes and invite you to join the event on Zoom. Register HERE!

To find out more about Alison and her work, visit her website: https://alisongrade.com or find her on social media.

Her book The Freelance Bible published by Penguin and available as a paperback, e-book and audiobook.




LI @alisongrade

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