About Us

Watercooler Talent manage the business, personal brand and creative interests of a select few clients across new and legacy media, publishing, arts, corporate, public performance and original content creation. By maintaining a small but delicious roster, we can offer a very hands on and individual approach to managing the day to day and strategic planning needs for our clients. We're not simply a premium service provider, we're stakeholders too. We take great pride in working hard to develop and manage the personal brand assets and value of every one of our clients. We are fully committed to do our best on their behalf.

Our Services

We offer a range a business and creative services. Our clients trust Watercooler to get the results.

  • Personal brand development.

  • Business negotiations.

  • Strategic commercial and creative partnerships.

  • Intellectual property development.

  • Creative thinking.

  • Media strategy and outreach.

  • Crisis management.

  • Long lunches.

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Denise Drysdale with her grandson, Bohdi, in The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Our Team

 
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David Wilson

David founded Watercooler Talent in 2003 and is the firm's Managing Partner. He has over 40-years experience working across a number of different roles including talent manager, executive producer of network television and radio programs, business affairs executive, international production financing and program distribution agent and crisis management consultant. He's also considered a fine dab hand at the traditional art of the long business lunch.

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Andrew Gaul

Andrew has been with Watercooler Talent since 2011 as Operations Manager. He oversees the day to day operations for the firms' talent roster, as well as the creative development and execution of our clients' personal brand assets across digital and traditional platforms. He's also considered to be a leading field researcher of Australian gin.

 
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Our key affiliate service providers

 

Media Arts Lawyers

David Vodicka and his team at Media Arts Lawyers have been representing Watercooler Talent and its clients since 2003. David Vodicka has over 25 years experience in media law and represents clients across music, film, TV, stage, print and digital. Together David Wilson and David Vodicka have crafted lucrative contracts and deals for clients of Watercooler Talent. 

Drew Robinson Chartered Accountants.

Drew Robinson and his team at Drew Robinson Chartered Accountants look after Watercooler Talent finances. They have specialist knowledge in the media, sport and entertainment sectors and are also available to provide independent financial advice and services to our clients.