Tag: diversity

  • WriterSlam Finalists Announced!

    UKTV and TriForce Creative Network announce finalists for WriterSlam!

    Our most popular WriterSlam competition yet, in partnership with UKTV, received close to 1600 entries with writers all vying for an opportunity to have their project produced for UKTV’s award-winning comedy entertainment channel Dave.

    1600 entries were shortlisted down to SIX and those writers will now receive paid development and an opportunity to work with a script editor to progress their idea into a 30-minute script.

    From those six scripts, UKTV will select four to be produced by either TriForce Productions or another independent production company before premiering on Dave in 2022!

    The standard was, as always, very high, so it was difficult to whittle down the entries, but we will have more opportunities later this year, so please do keep an eye on thetcn.com.

    And the finalists are….

    • Anna Costello
    • Misha Ade
    • Prithu Banerjee & Sruti Banerjee
    • Leon Mayne
    • Naomi Sumner Chan
    • Kate Reid & Zak Ghazi-Torbati

    Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted – those entries constituted the top 3%.

    And a huge congratulations to our six finalists. We’re looking forward to working with you!

  • Applications Open for iFeatures 2019!

    Applications are now open for iFeatures 2019, a premier UK filmmaking programme driving the development of low-budget, high-quality debut features from the most outstanding, daring and distinctive storytellers. Up to 12 selected teams will receive development funding and take part in an intensive, exploratory lab programme including dedicated support, access to industry & networks, mentoring and high-level training with established industry professionals. iFeatures is run by Creative England and supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, BBC Films and the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions.

    Who should apply?

    iFeatures is targeted at emerging writers, directors and writer/directors from across the UK who have yet to make a funded feature film, and at producers who are still at an emerging stage of their career. They look for creative talent whose work has already garnered positive industry and/or public attention in fields from short films, theatre, TV and documentaries, to online storytelling, art film and video, video gaming, commercials/advertising, graphic novels and music promos.

    You should have a project ready to take forward, with a writer, director (or writer-director) and preferably also a producer attached.

    What is involved?

    In addition to receiving development funding, up to 12 selected teams take part in an intensive, exploratory 10-month programme which includes residential Lab events, dedicated support and access to industry and networks, as well as mentoring and high-level training with established industry professionals. Following the programme, BFI and BBC Films have committed to ensuring that at least three of the projects progress to production.

    What films have previously been supported by iFeatures?

    iFeatures is driven by the principle that low-budget, ambitious, well told stories can break out to achieve critical, audience and even commercial success. Multi-award winning and acclaimed films developed through the lab have included iFeatures productions Apostasy, Lady Macbeth, The Levelling, and The Goob, as well as further films such as God’s Own Country, Adult Life Skills and Pin Cushion.

    Charlotte Regan, who has screened several short films including Dodgy Dave and Fry Up at TriForce Short Film Festival, was accepted onto iFeatures in 2018. She is currently developing her first feature, Nan. You can find out more about her film here: http://ifeatures.co.uk/nan.html

    How do I apply?

    The deadline for applications is 29 March 2019. Before applying, you should read all their available information on the process, including:

    Checklist – a quick checklist of eligibility criteria.

    Guidelines – full guidelines on what you need to submit and how to do it.

    FAQs – answer to any further questions.

    To create your application click here: https://applications.creativeengland.co.uk/

  • #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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  • #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