Talking TV

Television & Food — a Match Made in Heaven

Two Days, One Night | Bowral NSW | September 29-30 2021

— We’re sad to announce the postponement of this experience, but we’re thrilled to let you know it’s because Imogen has just had a Netflix series greenlit out of the USA and is heading off to North Carolina, to Executive Produce it. —

Deadline Hollywood announcement:


Everybody watches it, everybody talks about it – but what’s it like to write and make? This is for anybody passionate about television whether it be recent local drama series, Nordic noir, or current global streaming sensations. Have you ever wondered how ideas make it to screen? What it is that makes an idea television and not a novel, but then why do so many novels become television? Do you wonder what a writers’ room is? How it works? This is your chance to ask all these questions.

Join us for this inaugural and intimate experience with writer-creator Fiona Seres (currently in development at HBO working with Tony McNamara on “The Great’) and multi-award winning creator and producer Imogen Banks, who will take you through the curious, creative, frustrating and exhilarating process of television making. Darren Dale,  Managing Director of Blackfella Films, will be making a special guest appearance for the sessions on Day Two.

Guillaume Brahimi, celebrated and awarded chef, will offer an exclusive cooking lesson and a curated dinner paired with premium wines.

Guests will need to provide their own transportation – one night’s accommodation included at Berida Hotel, Bowral.

Limited to 8 Guests.

Collette Dinnigan and Bradley Cocks acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Gundangara people, on which they operate and pay respect to Elders past and present.



Collette Dinnigan and Bradley Cocks


Fiona Seres (Tangle Strangerland, Dangerous, The Silence), Imogen Banks (Offspring, Tangle, Puberty Blues, Sisters), Darren Dale (Total Control, Redfern Now, Deep Water, First Australians) and Guillaume Brahimi.

2-Day All-Inclusive Itinerary

Wednesday, September 29

10:00amArrival & Session One: Introduction to how television is developed and made: What is television these days? What is a television idea? How is television developed? What is a writers’ room and how does it work?


1:30pmSession Two: Writing television: The expression of ideas through character, structure, and the setting of intentions and obstacles.

5:00pmCooking Lesson and Dinner with Guillaume Brahimi

Thursday, September 30

09:00amSession Three: A practical story workshop will be run, based around the group’s interests and ideas.


2:30pmSession Four: Conclusion of practical workshop with feedback and final questions answered.



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Includes accommodation in the Southern Highlands, all meals and drinks – excludes extra activities outside our itinerary. Guests will need to organise their own transportation to-and-from Bowral.

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