5 Movies & TV Shows for Magazine/Publishing Lovers

By IssuuSeptember 21, 2018Last updated on July 1, 2019Editorial

Whether you’re working in publishing or aspiring to break into the magazine world, seeing the ups and downs of a publishing career in movies and TV can be utterly inspirational. So, what are the best TV shows for magazine lovers? These are what we have on repeat when we’re in the mood for some media and magazine movies and TV shows! Get ready to binge…

Our Recommendations for 5 Movies & TV Shows for Magazine Lovers

The Bold Type

The Bold Type is a show focused around three young women who work in different aspects of magazine publishing: social media, fashion department and editorial content. Beyond the challenges and triumphs they face in their careers, The Bold Type also tackles pressing social issues and gives their audience a lot to think about at the end of every episode. This show is perfect for the woke millennials + gen Z up-and-comers in publishing.

                                                 

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Younger

Younger provides good laughs and a compelling storyline no matter who’s watching. Follow a divorcee from the suburbs as she fakes it ‘til she makes it in the world of publishing. Liza puts her best foot (or stiletto) forward as a twenty-something assistant in a publishing house… but how much will she put on the line for her love of publishing? With glowing reviews across the board, Younger is perfect for those who are willing to risk it all for their careers.

                                              

The Devil Wears Prada

The absolute classic for fashion and magazine lovers: The Devil Wears Prada. Based on a true story about an assistant at magazine that totally isn’t Vogue and an editor that totally isn’t Anna Wintour, The Devil Wears Prada is the quintessential rite of passage for any aspiring fashionista. But beyond the scarytales, there’s a greater look at the industry itself and what it can take to get to the top of the totem.

Anne Hathaway in a grey shirt

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Ugly Betty

Perhaps not the most kindly named show, Ugly Betty centers around a young woman who, without a sense of fashion, snags a job at a fashion magazine. The show follows along with the ups and downs of Betty’s career in publishing as she navigates the world of high fashion with a smile on her face.

                                                   

13 Going on 30

“Thirty, flirty and thriving… thirty, flirty and thriving…” Young Jenna Rink wishes on her thirteenth birthday to skip through all the hardships of growing up and get right to the good stuff–– and that’s exactly what she does. Now, an editor at a women’s lifestyle & fashion magazine, Jenna learns that you don’t always have to be cutthroat to get what you want in publishing.

Now that you’ve got these 5 movies and tv shows for magazine lovers, what are you going to binge this weekend? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us @Issuu!