Category: News

  • Be in the audience for SIDK Season 3!

    Free tickets are now available to book for the studio recording of Sorry, I Didn’t Know season 3!

    We’re very excited that ‘Sorry, I Didn’t Know…’ the comedy panel show about Black history is returning this year for season 3!

    TriForce needs YOU!

    We’ll be filming the show at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith Sun 12 June – Tues 14 June and once again this year there are FIVE shows.

    The show is a hilarious comedy panel show, unearthing everything you didn’t know about black history. We’ve all heard of Mary Seacole and Martin Luther King, but did you know that the first self-made female millionaire was black? Or that the inspiration for the character Monostatos in Mozart’s The Magic Flute’ was black classical composer Joseph Bologne?

    We’ve got an amazing panel lined up for the show, including our host Jimmy Akingbola, the lovely Chizzy Akudolu and guest appearances from the likes of White Yardie, our favourite Chaser Shaun Wallace, Russell Kane and Verona Rose.

    For more information and to book your ticket, click the button below!

  • Welcome to the TriForce Creative Network!

    The TriForce Creative Network was founded in 2003 with a core focus of addressing the issues in our industry regarding diversity, inclusion, access, and social mobility.

    Over the past 19 years, the TCN/Dandi.org.uk has altered the routes of access for thousands of individuals and affected fundamental change in how our industry discovers and engages with diverse talent, the impact of which can be seen through the uplift in on and off-screen representation and the talent we have supported over the years that now populate the TV & Film industry.

    Are you talent looking for work?

    The TCN Talent Pool is an entirely free portal for production crew to sign up and be considered for work across the TV & Film Industry.

    Are you looking for Production Crew/Talent?

    Dandi.org.uk is a one-stop diversity and inclusion service that gives our partners the tailored support they need to not only meet diversity and inclusion targets, but to far exceed them.

    D and I is currently working closely with broadcasters, SVOD’s and over 70 production companies, putting out over 900 roles across over 300 productions since January 2021 alone.

    Groundbreaking Content that pushes the boundaries of what inclusive content can be.

    TriForce Productions work spans Scripted and unscripted productions, developing and supporting the talent of our network to create content that speaks across demographics and yet still maintains absolute authenticity.

  • How to access the NEW TCN Talent Pool!

    We’ve had a bit of a makeover with our jobs site! Check out the info here on how to access the new site, find your profile if you’ve already registered, or set up a new profile if you’re new to us!

    We are now working with over 70 production companies and broadcasters and have updated the system to make it even easier for you to look for work and apply for jobs.

    Now you can:

    • Apply for jobs directly from your profile
    • See previous job applications
    • Have complete control over your profile for uploading latest CV, updates/corrections etc.
    • ‘One-Click Apply’ for jobs.

    I already had a profile on the TCN Talent Pool – how do I access my profile on the new site?

    You won’t need to fill in your profile again! (A collective sigh of relief…)

    Click THIS LINK and click ‘Forgot Password’, where you’ll be directed to a page to assign a new password, which will then connect you to your profile.

    -PLEASE NOTE- For it to be able to find and link to your account, you need to enter the SAME email address that you ORIGINALLY SIGNED UP to the TCN Talent Pool with.

    Once that’s done, you can now access your new profile!

    Please take a look and make sure all of your information is up to date and correct as the more information you provide, the more effective we can be in finding you the perfect job.

    Then what?

    You can then log into your candidate portal and apply for jobs directly from there. Just click the ‘Jobs’ tab on the left hand side.

    You can also access all our jobs on the new Career Site here  where you can see all the current jobs as well as login to your profile. (Click Sign In on the top right hand corner to log in!)

    Applying for a job –

    You can now apply for jobs with just one click using the ‘Easy Apply’ button at the top of every job post.

    This will then automatically take your CV, profile details and Personal Statement (So make sure they’re up to date!) and apply you for the job.

    If any additional information is required, a pop-up questionnaire for you to fill in any details will appear.

    I’m new to the TCN Talent Pool, how do I set up a profile?

    Simply go to the new Career Site here and click Register in the top right hand corner.

    Can I apply for jobs without registering?

    You can, just look at the job you’re interested in on the career site, click I’m interested and then you can fill in a form just for that job. However, if you take the time to register, you’ll only have to fill that form in once, instead of every time you apply!

  • Announcing UKTV WriterSlam Finalists!

    Following the initiative announcement earlier this year, UKTV and TriForce Creative Network today announce the four finalists of the UKTV WriterSlam competition for UKTV’s award-winning entertainment channel Dave. As part of UKTV’s commitment to shining a spotlight on diverse and emerging talent, the four single episodes (4×30′) include Dead Canny written by Anna CostelloHolier Than Thou written by Misha AdesanyaPerfect (W/T) written by Laurence Clark, and The Other Half written by Kate Reid and Zak Ghazi-Torbati.

    Fraser Ayres, CEO of TriForce Creative Network said:

    This has been a fantastic opportunity to build on our previous WriterSlam success. The partnership with UKTV has enabled us to offer writers’ not just a paid development commission but the chance to actually get their original scripts filmed and broadcast, fulfilling our ‘bedroom to broadcast’ aims. We are very excited to be taking Anna Costello’s script, Dead Canny, through to production with TriForce Productions and will be working with the other production companies involved to help them crew up in a diverse and inclusive way that reflects their projects through our sister company, Dandi.org.uk. 

    Sarah Asante, commissioning editor, comedy said:

    I was delighted to join the UKTV scripted comedy team just as they had launched a search for emerging diverse writers. The added commitment from the Dave team by offering the initiative a transmission target set the bar really high for our search. We have proudly developed shows that organically span the nations and regions, showcasing the breadth of storytelling from across the UK. This initiative has demystified the script to screen process in a unique way and has nurtured enormous growth in confidence and vision from the writers, which has been a pleasure to witness. It’s been heartening for us at UKTV to see what can happen when we invite new writers to share their dreams and talents with us and the wider industry. I also want to thank our impressive production partners for taking this leap and going on this journey with us.

    Each writer will be partnered with a production company to create the single episode for UKTV and filming will start in the new year, with casting underway for diverse and underrepresented talent.

    Dead Canny (Anna Costello) will be produced by TriForce Productions with Fraser and Minnie Ayres as executive producers and Jon Macqueen as producer. It follows a questionable young psychic from Consett, Co. Durham, whose ability to see dead people not only earns her a few quid cash-in-hand down the local pub, but also lands her as the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

    Holier Than Thou (Misha Adesanya) will be produced by Big Deal and executive produced by Thomas Stogdon (Dreaming Whilst Black). Set in contemporary Manchester, it follows the journey of three young adults as they navigate sex, faith, and relationships, while attending the conservative, African Evangelical church they were raised in.

    Perfect (W/T) (Laurence Clark) will be produced by Happy Tramp North and executive produced by Neil Webster. Set in Liverpool, three young disabled people become unexpected friends when they meet on a half-cocked and pointless work preparation scheme. Together they navigate life, dating, and a system that seems designed to only benefit the people who run it.

    The Other Half (Kate Reid and Zak Ghazi-Torbati) will be produced by Ranga Bee Productions with Romesh Ranganathan, Benjamin Green and Michelle Farr-Scott as executive producers. It follows 20-something Navid who is half-Welsh, half-Iranian and 100% that bitch, who gets the chance to escape his small Welsh town when he lands an internship in the big city: Bristol. But as he runs headlong into his new life, shacking up with his best friend and her painfully privileged family, he’s also running away from his old life in the closet, living with his overprotective father. And the more he tries to keep the two halves of his life apart, the more they keep crashing into each other.

    The series of episodes have been written as part of the UKTV WriterSlam, with TriForce Creative Network and Dandi.org.uk. The scripts are commissioned by Sarah Asante, UKTV commissioning editor, comedy and ordered by Dave channel director, Cherie Cunningham and Pete Thornton, UKTV’s head of scripted. Richard Watsham is the UKTV’s director of commissioning and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment.

  • Sorry I Didn’t Know S2!

    We had a blast filming the new series of Sorry, I Didn’t Know this summer, and it’s hitting our screens on Sunday 03 October at 10.20pm on ITV!

    Make sure you tune in every Sunday during October for a frolic through time with host, Jimmy Akingbola who will be helped (or hindered!) on his journey into Black British history by team leaders Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love. We’ve got some amazing guests joining the crew this year, so make sure you set your set top box reminder!

    ITV, Sundays at 10.20pm from 03 October!

    Join the conversation on our Instagram @SIDKTV and Twitter @SIDKTelly! #SIDK

  • Looking For Louis Winner!

    We’re very excited to announce the finalists and winner of our Looking For Louis competition, in association with Mindhouse, Amazon Studios and Edinburgh TV Festival.

    Our six finalists were:

    Alim Jayda – Both Parents Deaf

    Ginna Cheng – Becoming a Chess Boxer

    Jessica Brady – A Male Stripper Experience

    Remel London – My Grandad’s Secret Society

    Sharon Walia – Queerjabis

    Tiger Cohen-Towell – As God Intended

    Their micro documentaries were completed in just a week, after their pitches were selected from over 600 entries.

    The finalist films were showcased at a live session with Louis Theroux today at Edinburgh TV Festival, with the winner announced as well.

    Our overall winner was Ginnia Cheng for her exploration of the strange and wonderful world of Chess Boxing!

    Ginna wins a six-month, exclusive option with Mindhouse. She will work together with Mindhouse’s creative team to develop projects and pitch them to commissioners with the aim of winning commissions that will be executive produced by Mindhouse and authored or presented by Ginnia.

    In addition, Amazon Studios will offer Ginnia a bespoke 12 month programme of mentoring and training to help them achieve their career goals.

    All six films are available to view on the Edinburgh TV Festival app, along with the films of our other shortlisted filmmakers, Emb Hashmi, Iman Amrani, Rakeem Omar and Tasnim Nazeer.

    Congratulations to all!

    If you’re interested in meeting with any of the shortlisted or finalist filmmakers, please do get in touch on [email protected].

  • Laurence Clark joins UKTV WriterSlam!

    We have another addition to our UKTV WriterSlam pathway! Laurence Clark will be joining the team developing his sitcom idea, Perfect.

    Laurence Clark is an internationally-acclaimed comedian, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy.  His observational, political stand-up and filmed stunts demonstrate the endearing naivety and ridiculousness of human behaviour by seeing the world through his eyes with humour and warmth.  He’s performed everywhere from the House of Commons to a double-decker bus in Sheffield.

    We can’t wait to see the final drafts of all the writers work in the Autumn!

  • Calling Emerging Production Companies!

    As part of our UKTV pathway for writers, we are on the hunt for production companies with a keen love for talent and for bringing the best out of them!

    We’re looking for emerging indie production companies with some experience in scripted production to come and join us on our mission to take exciting new writers from ‘Bedroom to Broadcast’ as part of a planned AMPLIFY season on Dave in 2022.

    We have filtered thousands of amazing submissions and have now selected 6 projects to develop further, 4 of which will go on to be part of an anthology series to be broadcast on Dave next year.

    Selected production companies will take on early drafts of each selected project, making full use of their own creative expertise whilst working hand in glove with the writers, script editors and the team at UKTV to help shape and polish these projects as we progress towards the final selection process and production dates towards the end of 2021.

    This is an opportunity for you to get the support you need to take your organisation to the next level, as well as being central to the creative journey that guiding a script successfully from first draft to screen involves.

    If you’d like to be part of this process, please email [email protected] and tell us about your production company and why you’d like to be part of the AMPLIFY season.

    DEADLINE: Wednesday 11 August 2021

  • Be in the audience for SIDK Season 2!

    Free tickets are now available to book for the studio recording of Sorry, I Didn’t Know season 2!

    We’re very excited that ‘Sorry, I Didn’t Know…’ the comedy panel show about Black history that had it’s first season last year is returning this year for season 2!

    TriForce needs YOU!

    We’ll be filming the show at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith Sun 15th August – Tues 17th August and this year there are FIVE shows.

    The show is a hilarious comedy panel show, unearthing everything you didn’t know about black history. We’ve all heard of Mary Seacole and Martin Luther King, but did you know that the first self-made female millionaire was black? Or that the inspiration for the character Monostatos in Mozart’s The Magic Flute’ was black classical composer Joseph Bologne?

    We’ve got an amazing panel lined up for the show, including our host Jimmy Akingbola, team leaders Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love, as well as guest appearances from the likes of Paul Chowdhry, Russell Kane and Verona Rose.

    For more information and to book your ticket, click the button below!

    Book your free tickets now!

  • Announcing our SIDK Writers!

    We’re very excited to announce our writing team for Sorry, I Didn’t Know S2!

    Joining our showrunner Fraser Ayres and experienced panel show writer Mark Boutros will be two new faces who applied through our open call out. Our two new writers are:

    Shikira Porter – Shikira is a screenwriter and poet who is represented by PBJ Management. She’s recently written and starred in a short film for BBC iplayer. Her jokes made the team laugh out loud and we’re excited to see her in action in the writers room.

    Viv May – Viv was a huge show of the first series and her understanding of the show really stood out to the team. She was part of the 2019 Sound Up programme with Spotify which resulted in her being commissioned to write a pilot episode of a podcast. SIDK will be her first TV broadcast credit.

    We’re really pleased to have both these talented writers on board! A huge thank you to everyone who entered, we had a lot of fun reading all the entries and if we’d have room to do so our writers room could have been a lot bigger!

  • Looking for the next Louis Theroux!

    Louis Theroux teams up with TriForce and Amazon to find the next documentary star!

    TriForce Creative Network have joined forces with Louis Theroux’s company Mindhouse, Amazon Studios and The TV Foundation (the charity arm of the Edinburgh TV Festival) to launch ‘Looking for Louis’. Building on the success of our previous WriterSlam partnerships with Amazon, this time we’re looking for budding journalists and documentary makers who think they could be the next Louis Theroux.

    We’re looking for exciting documentary ideas, with the filmmaker front and centre as the on screen talent. Whether your idea is about telling a story we’ve never seen on TV before, or whether it’s simply a universal story told by a different voice, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for talent who represent the society that we live in, and who will offer different perspectives, experiences and opinions.

    You might have never worked in TV before but spend all your spare time making YouTube and TikTok content, or you might be a budding broadcast journalist looking for an opportunity to present your own documentary, or just someone with a great idea who’s confident in front of a camera! If you live in the UK, and you’ve got a great idea for a 2 minute documentary, we want to hear it.

    All you need to do is send in a one page pitch about your documentary idea.

    Competition Details

    We’re asking people to fill in a short form on the TriForce Creative Network website and attach a one page pitch of an idea for a 2 minute micro-documentary. 10 people will then be selected by a panel put together by Mindhouse, Edinburgh TV Festival Fest and Amazon, who will be asked to make their 2 minute doc, shot on their mobile phone. All 10 shortlisted filmmakers will be given financial support to make sure they can deliver their film.

    Louis Theroux will watch the films and select 6 filmmakers to go through to the Edinburgh TV Festival online final. Their films will be showcased online to the Edinburgh TV Festival audience during the session and Louis will then announce the winner.

    They will win a six-month, exclusive option with Mindhouse. They will work together with Mindhouse’s creative team to develop projects and pitch them to commissioners with the aim of winning commissions in that time that will be executive produced by Mindhouse and authored or presented by the talent.

    Amazon Studios will offer the winner a bespoke 12 month programme of mentoring and training to help them achieve their career goals.

    Theroux said: “I am very excited to be part of this initiative. For me, one of the best parts of launching Mindhouse is being involved behind the scenes with new talent who can tell fresh stories in different and exciting ways. To paraphrase Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, I’m getting old for this shit, and my knees aren’t what they once were. We need to safeguard the future of irreverent and intelligent on-camera reporting by bringing up the next generation of presenters.”

    “Documentary filmmaking in the UK is world class, so we’re excited to be helping unearth the future generation of filmmaking talent, and mentoring and training them to help propel them to the next level in their career,” said Fozia Khan, UK Unscripted Executive at Amazon Studios.

    “We’re really excited to be working with Mindhouse to offer budding journalistic talent the chance to be front and centre presenting their own ideas,” said Fraser Ayres of TriForce Creative Network. “It’s such a great opportunity to accelerate the winners’ careers.”

    The competition is open to residents of the UK only.

    Submissions are open from 10:00am on Wednesday 14 July – 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July.

    For more information on how to submit, click here to go the Looking for Louis page

  • Apply to write for Sorry, I Didn’t Know!

    We’re very excited that TriForce Productions’ comedy panel show about Black History will be back on ITV in October this year! We’re looking for new writers to join showrunner Fraser Ayres in our writers room, helping to write all the links for the show and come up with some fantastic history based gags!

    Please read the information below and then when you’re ready, go to the ENTRY FORM to submit your application.

    Jimmy Akingbola will return to host the new series which will air in October on ITV and ITV Hub, as part of ITV’s Black History Month celebrations. Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love will also be back as the team leaders.

    If you’re a writer with funny bones, who’s a bit of a history geek, we want to hear from you. Anyone based in the UK can enter – whether you’ve written for TV before or not, have an agent or don’t, it really doesn’t matter.

    To apply, click on the link below. All you’ll need to provide is:

    1. A writing CV. Please don’t worry if you haven’t got any broadcast credits yet, a list of the things you’ve written, even if you’ve never shown them to anyone else, will be helpful. Tell us if they’re comedy or drama, if you wrote them for TV, film or audio for example.
    2. Tell us why you want to write for the show.
    3. Write an intro for our host Jimmy Akingbola. Have a look at the examples below.
    4. Write your 3 best history themed jokes.

    Here’s a couple of examples  from the first series of what we’re looking for with the intro:

    Hello and welcome to Sorry, I didn’t know. I am your host, Jimmy Akingbola and I’ll be taking you on a tour of our unsung heroes and untold stories. History with a touch of colour.

    Greetings and good tidings. Welcome to Sorry, I didn’t know. I’m Jimmy Akingbola and I’ll be your guide as we take a trip down memory lanes of the past. History with a touch of colour.

    As for the jokes, we’ll leave that up to you!

    Submissions are open from midday on Thurs 10 June 2021 – 11.59pm on Thurs 24 June so you have two weeks to get in your application!

    Two writers will be offered paid roles with the SIDK writer room, and will receive a writing credit on the show. The role will involve 3-5 days work, working from home and joining the other writers on Zoom. This will take place over July 2021, so you will need to able to fit in some Zooms and writing sessions during that month.

    If you’re unfamiliar with the show, you can check out a trailer below, or go to our You Tube page for more clips.

    What are you waiting for? Head over to the ENTRY FORM to apply!