The Devon and Cornwall Centre held its annual “Breaking into Media” event at the Theatre Royal in the centre of Plymouth in early November.
The “getting in and getting on” panel featured a veritable army of TV talent – with Denhams, TwoFour, Silverstream TV, Beagle Media, Elixel, iMarvel, the BBC and Sky all represented. It offered tips and hard-earned advice on getting started in TV to an audience of more than 150 students from schools, colleges and universities in the region.
A networking lunch for the students with the panellists was followed by a session with producer Phillippa Giles and screenwriter Dan Sefton, who discussed their show Delicious. The Sky One programme recently finished principal photography on its second series, which is due to be broadcast after Christmas.
The drama about food, love and infidelity stars British comedy legend Dawn French, Game of Thrones star Iain Glen and Emilia Fox from Silent Witness. Its first series drew Sky’s biggest audience for a drama in 2016.
Giles and Sefton talked about the development of the show, and highlighted the advantages of setting and shooting a drama series in the region.