Category: TriForce Productions

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Sorry, I Didn’t Know Returns!

    ITV have recommissioned Sorry, I Didn’t Know, the only comedy panel show about Black history, and we are looking for new writers to join the writers’ room.

    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.

    This year we are looking for two new writers to join showrunner Fraser Ayres in the series writing room. The opportunity will be open to anyone in a drive to find a new wave of comedy writers and give them their first broadcast credit.

    “The world of writing for comedy panel shows is incredibly difficult to break into, so we’re opening up the doors to find writing talent that might not usually get this opportunity. We don’t care what you’ve done before, or whether you have an agent – we just want to find people who are funny, passionate and love Black history to go on this exciting journey with us” said Fraser Ayres of TriForce Productions.

    Last year’s series welcomed guests including Colin Salmon, Angie Le Mar, Tom Allen and Russell Kane, and in partnership with Dandi.org.uk, hired a fully inclusive team behind the camera as well.

    Sorry, I Didn’t Know is commissioned by Joe Mace and Gemma John Lewis in ITV Entertainment Commissioning.

    “We’re very excited to have SIDK return for a second series” said Joe Mace, ITV Commissioning Editor, Entertainment. “After last year’s successful debut, we’ve expanded the show to 5 episodes and can’t wait to welcome new writers onto the team.”

    Writers will be able to apply via the TriForce Creative Network website with submissions open from midday on 10 June to 11.59pm 24 June.

    For more details on the competition and how to apply, go to https://thetcn.com/apply-to-write-for-sorry-i-didnt-know/

    Sorry, I Didn’t Know is produced by TriForce Productions and was created by husband and wife team, Mr and Mrs Ayres.

  • Watch Sorry I Didn’t Know on ITV Hub

    Missed the first couple of episodes of Sorry I Didn’t Know? You can now catch up on the series so far on the ITV Hub.

    Click here to watch!

     

     

  • Sorry I Didn’t Know on Tues 06 Oct ITV!

    We’re very excited to announce that Sorry, I Didn’t Know has been commissioned for a series!

    You’ll be able to catch the first episode on Tues 6th October at 10.45pm on ITV so make sure you set your telly to record!

    Sorry, I Didn’t Know is a classic panel show with a twist, hosted by Jimmy Akingbola.

    This week, comedians Tom Allen, Angie Le Mar, and Paul Chowdhry alongside actor Colin Salmon, join team leaders, Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love to take viewers on a tour of Black British history. Other guests over the series include Russell Kane, Shaun Wallace (The Chase’s Dark Destroyer) and presenter AJ Odudu to name but a few!

    Insightful, educational. bold, tongue-in-cheek and above all very funny, the teams will do battle to find out what they really didn’t know!

    History…with a touch of colour.

  • #SIDK nominated for Creative Diversity Network Award!

    Creative Diversity Network bring together organisations who employ and/or make programmes across the UK television industry to promote, celebrate and share good practice around the diversity agenda. They seek to engage and empower the industry to drive change, and understand the business case for wider representation and inclusion.

    Each year the CDN host awards to celebrate game changers in the industry who are striving ahead and making change.

    We’re excited to announce that TriForce Productions ITV2 panel show with a comedy twist ‘Sorry I Didn’t Know’ has been nominated for Best Entertainment Programme. Two teams of comedians (Chizzy Akudolu, Jo Martin, Jimmy James Jones, Toby Williams, Paul Chowdhry, Judi Love) took viewers on a tour of black history across the globe in a laugh out loud 30 minute special.

    Click here to find out more about the awards and the other nominees.

    The winners of the CDN awards will be announced on the 12 June.

    Current members of the CDN are BAFTA, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5/Viacom, Creative Skillset, PACT, ITN, ITV, Media Trust, S4C, Sky and Turner Broadcasting.

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  • The TCN Incubator Shortlist

    TriForce Creative Network, in association with Creative Skillset, are excited present the TCN Incubator Shortlist!

    The standard was extremely high and it was a feat bringing it down to just 20 scripts, very well done to everyone who entered and our congratulations to the shortlisted writers below.


    The TCN Incubator Shortlist

    Paula B. Stanic – Cracked
    Amarjit Bassan – Lalit’s Voice
    Sam Benjamin – Liverpool ’81
    Tsonko Bumbalov – Lemongrass and Morphine
    Robert Goldsbrough – Strangers in Moscow
    Tré Gordon – Coconut Boy
    Shimon Greenidge-Forsyth – Song of the Ortlan Birds
    Janice Hallett – Blackout
    Mariama Ives-Moiba – A Family Like Mine
    Zara Meerza – Yellow
    Eleonora Mignoli – Onirika
    Faisal Qureshi – Karachi Vice
    Katie Redford and James Farmer – Sweethearts
    Nicola Sinclair – Twist of Fate
    Katrina Smith-Jackson – Tilbury Rush
    David Stevens – Guardian
    Gail Terry – Dead Ringers
    Sharma Walfall – Out of Bounds
    Charlie Ward – Fragments
    Jonny Wright – Northern Monkeys

     

    What Happens Now?

    This Saturday 1st April the shortlist will be whittled down to six finalists.


    What will the Final Six Chosen Writers Receive?

    • Paid development commission with TriForce Productions
    • One-to-one mentoring on scripts, pitches and personal goals
    • Personal ‘Facilitation Fund’ for travel, child-care, carers allowance etc.
    • Industry professional led workshops and seminars throughout the year
    • Direct connections and introductions to decision makers and commissioners
    • Guaranteed push of project/s to numerous broadcasters & commissioners
    • Support and knowledge share with other ‘incubees’
    • Raising of profile within the industry, through press and exposure


    Once again congratulations and we look forward to meeting the TCN Incubator shortlisted writers this Saturday!


    This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s HETV Levy.

     

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  • #SIDK in Broadcast!

    Our CEO Fraser Ayres is in Broadcast Online this week, talking about our new show on ITV2, Sorry I Didn’t Know and why it’s refreshing to see a commercial broadcaster lead the way in diversifying content.

    What’s interesting in ITV’s approach is that instead of insisting they know what audiences want, they reached out to ‘fresh’ voices to find out what different demographics actually want to see on screen – and most importantly, gave them a broadcast platform.

    To read Fraser’s article in full, click here.

    Sorry, I Didn’t Know airs on Thursday 3 November on ITV2 at 8.30pm

  • TriForce Productions on ITV2!

    TriForce Productions first show Sorry, I Didn’t Know on ITV2

    Thursday 3rd November 2016 – 8.30pm ITV2

    We are excited to announce TriForce Productions will debut with TV programme Sorry, I Didn’t Know, part of the returning ITV2 Fresh season this autumn.  ITV2 returns with its successful season of brand new comedy and entertainment singles courtesy of BAME talent both on and off the screen.

    Following on from the success of last year’s specials, ITV2 Fresh unveils four brand new 30-minute singles, which showcase the breadth of talent and will air in the run up to the MOBO Awards on ITV2.

    The season has been commissioned by Entertainment Commissioning Editor Asif Zubairy and Head of Digital Channels Rosemary Newall.

    This year sees one-off specials from TriForce Productions, Sugar Films, Purple Geko Productions and Transparent Television covering a host of genres from mockumentary to scripted comedy.

    Rosemary Newell said: “This year’s Fresh season is the perfect opportunity to bring some fantastic new comedy and entertainment to our viewers from some exceptionally talented stars of the future.”

    Asif Zubairy said:  “We have four incredibly funny, edgy and innovative comedy and entertainment shows and are excited to be bringing these to the ITV audience.  I’m thrilled that we are continuing our strong ties with BAME talent and offer a much-deserved platform for talent both on and off the screen.”

    Sorry, I Didn’t Know is a classic panel show with a twist and is hosted by Jimmy Akingbola.

    Made by TriForce Productions, two teams of comedians (Chizzy Akudolu, Jo Martin, Jimmy James Jones, Toby Williams, Paul Chowdhry, Judi Love) will take viewers on a tour of black history across the globe.  Insightful, educational. bold, tongue-in-cheek and above all very funny, the teams will battle over four rounds as they unveil some interesting historical facts. 

    Fraser and Minnie Ayres, Triforce Productions, said:  “We’re incredibly excited to be working with ITV2 to bring a fresh look to the comedy panel show format with Sorry, I Didn’t Know. Their support for new production companies and their commitment to increasing access and diversity is truly pioneering.”

    So tune into ITV2 on Thursday 3rd November at 8.30pm to catch Sorry I Didn’t Know!


    Sorry, I Didn’t Know

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    TriForce Productions, 2016

  • TriForce Productions: #SIDK!

    History, with a touch of colour…

    We’re very excited to announce that we’re working on our first TV broadcast commission, bringing a brand new look to the comedy panel show format with Sorry, I Didn’t Know.

    We’ll be filming our first TV commission on Sunday 9 October 2016 at The London Studios. It’s a hilarious new 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 (more details coming soon!) as well as a very familiar face for our host.

    We look forward to seeing you there and sharing this moment with you!

    Want to be part of the audience on Sunday 9 October at London Studios?

    Book your spot here!


    TriForce Creative Network