We are very proud to announce the launch of our new production company! We’ll be promoting diversity and inclusivity in the TV industry by sourcing creative talent from our increasing network of talent and our well-established development initiatives.
Supported by Red Planet Pictures, TriForce Productions will focus on creating quality, mainstream content, showcasing new voices and emerging talent to the broadest audience.
Tony Jordan MD, Red Planet Pictures, says; “I have followed the TCN’s work over the years and have always seen them as a driven company, genuinely invested in the development of talent and in changing the face of our industry for the better. The issue with diversity in the industry is not a lack of talent, just a lack of avenues for that talent to be reached. The TCN are opening up those avenues. We are delighted to provide creative backing to TriForce Productions, to help broadcasters access that talent and engage their audiences with programming that better reflects our contemporary culture.”
We aim to find new ways to approach the commissioning process by actively engaging with broadcasters to offer the solution to them achieving and surpassing the new diversity targets recently set; in front of and behind the camera. With an eye on developing content across a range of genres for UK and US broadcasters, we are already in talks with key channels about a number of projects with the aim of bringing a diversity of experience – not just a change in palette.
TriForce has over 10 years experience working with a wide range of talent, helping bridge the gap between emerging creatives and the people in the industry with the power to move their careers forward. TriForce Productions will pull together all the branches of our talent development work perfectly and enable us to fully achieve our aim of offering tangible outcomes for our network. While there are other companies out there with a focus on diversity, we are the only company with a ready-made pool of diverse talent to draw from.
Drawing on the success of MonologueSlam, we are also launching a new initiative for writers called WriterSlam. Similar in format to the actors’ platform, with a live event showcasing new writers’ work, we’re proud to be working with the BBC and ITV on the first of these events to find new television voices.
We’ll be offering the winners career development prizes with leading broadcasters to launch their TV writing career. Submissions will open at the beginning of May, with the event itself taking place at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 10 June.
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