Category: Press

  • Adam Crozier on working with TriForce

    ITV Chief Exec Adam Crozier says that there’s still a way to go before we can declare victory on making TV more diverse.

    “If this is a 5 day test match we’re halfway through the first morning” Crozier told the audience at Channel 4’s diversity conference this week.

    He acknowledge the importance of partnerships and talked about widening the recruitment pool by using organisation like TriForce Creative Network.

    TriForce are working with ITV on a range of initiatives and have received support from them for our new WriterSlam programme. We think it’s great that such a large commercial broadcaster are thinking outside the box when it comes to building an inclusive industry, both on and off screen.

    Click here to access the Broadcast article.

  • Minnie Crowe in The Guardian

    The Guardian’s predictions for the media industry in 2016 featured COO Minnie Crowe’s thoughts on how broadcasters and production companies can continue to address the diversity challenge both on and off screen in 2016.

    Check out the article online here.

  • The TCN & David Oyelowo in the Radio Times

    After last night’s fantastic MonologueSlam LA Edition, we’re very excited to be in the Radio Times this morning, in an article by our wonderful patron David Oyelowo!

    Whilst looking at the exodus of diverse talent to the US, David talks about the importance of organisations who work to promote inclusivity.

    “The work of organisations like TriForce Creative Network, of which I am now a patron, is invaluable. TriForce gives people from diverse backgrounds a place and forum to grow, builds solidarity and a platform to be heard, and this is crucial.”

    You can read the full article here.

  • TriForce Short Film Festival Submissions Open!

    We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the TriForce Short Film Festival 2015!

    The TriForce Short Film Festival was set up to support the careers of film directors, producers, below the line talent and screenwriters working in the short independent film sector and to increase diversity and collaboration in short film production. Its aim is to find and acknowledge innovative storytelling and connect filmmakers and industry professionals.

    In keeping with TriForce’s ethos of enabling access for all, submission fees have been reduced this year! We are pleased to announce that we are bringing back the Microshorts category this year for films under 5 minutes, still free for filmmakers to submit. And for films between 5 and 20 minutes, submission fees start from as low as 25 Euros for Early Bird entries.

    The TriForce Short Film Festival 2015 will again be held at the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London on 5 December 2015. Filmmakers can submit films via the dedicated film festival website; Finalists will be chosen from the submissions, 16 shortlisted films will be screened on the day of the festival and the four finalists at a red carpet gala event on Saturday 5 December. The festival will also include a diverse programme of seminars, focusing on areas of career development for film makers and below the line talent, provided by leading industry panels. Tickets for the festival will be available in the coming weeks.
    Confirmed judges for 2015 include:

    Marianne Jean Baptiste – Actor/Producer
    Lindsey Bender – Television Executive for Creative Artists Agency
    Carter Pilcher – CEO Shorts International
    Noel Clarke – Actor/Writer/Producer/Director

    We offer two awards for TFSFF 2015, Best of the Fest and the Audience Choice Award. Both awards have a cash prize and a career development opportunity attached. 2014’s winners were awarded shadowing opportunities with Red Planet Pictures and MAMA Youth Project’s Sky 1 show “What’s Up”.

    We are using the online platform for submissions this year. The site lists film festivals all over the UK and Europe, so once you’ve registered and uploaded your film, you can enter not only the TriForce Short Film Festival, but also a variety of other festivals, increasing the exposure for your project.

    TFSFF accepts films of ALL genres, including documentaries. Films must be between 5 and 20 minutes, including credits. If your film is under 5 minutes, please submit it to the Microshorts section.

    FestHome charges an administration fee to submit your film into festivals. For TFSFF 2015, the administration fee is €1.50. We have reduced our submission prices to absorb this fee where possible. Please note that all fees are in Euros.

    Submission Fees:

    Microshorts (films under 5 minutes including credits)

    FestHome Admin Fee: €1.50
    TFSFF Fee: Free
    Total: €1.50

    General Submissions: (films between 5 and 20 minutes including credits)

    Until 14th August
    FestHome Admin Fee: €1.50
    TFSFF Fee: €23.50
    Total: €25

    15th August – 11th September
    FestHome Admin Fee: €1.50
    TFSFF Fee: €28.50
    Total: €30

    12th September – 18th September
    FestHome Admin Fee: €1.50
    TFSFF Fee: €33.50
    Total: €35

    For further information please go to our dedicated website –

  • The TCN Announces New Patrons

    We are very proud to announce our new patrons in The Guardian today. David Harewood, David Oyelowo and Marianne Jean Baptiste are among those supporting TriForce – check out our new Patrons page to see the full list!

    Click here to read the full article in the Guardian.

  • Are quotas the answer to diversity?

    Check out our COO Minnie Crowe’s blog on Televisual addressing the advantages and limits of quotas within the industry.

    Diversity is top of the agenda, and is something that all major terrestrial broadcasters have publicly committed to improving. From Channel 4’s 360 Diversity Charter, to Sky’s all guns blazing targets of 20% BAMED in front and behind the camera, everyone is setting quotas. But are they the answer?

    Read the full article here.

  • Is TV putting its money where its mouth is on diversity?

    Do we need more investment to achieve true diversity in the media? See what our co-founder Jimmy Akingbola has to say about the issue in Tara Conlan’s article for the Guardian.

    Click here to read the full article online


  • WriterSlam UK in the Guardian and Broadcast

    We’re very pleased to share coverage of WriterSlam UK in the Guardian Online and in industry magazine Broadcast this week.

    You can read the full Guardian article by Tara Conlan here:

    And for the Broadcast article, click here

  • Announcing TriForce Productions!

    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.

    If you’re a writer looking to break into TV, make sure you sign up to our mailing list using the sign up box in the footer!

    Click here to read the full press release

    Guardian Article

    Broadcast Article

  • TFSFF in the Press

    Check out Fraser Ayres article in the Huffington Post about the TriForce Short Film Festival 2014 – make sure you’check back here for details about the launch of TFSFF 2015 soon!

    Click here to read the full article.