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Red Planet backs diversity

Red Planet backs diversity
New partnerships with Triforce Creative Network announced

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Triforce Productions, a new indie aimed at increasing diversity in TV.

TriForce Creative Network (TCN) was founded in 2004 by actors Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres to help increase diversity in the entertainment industry. The company has gone from humble beginnings to becoming the leading networking organisation of the entertainment industry, based around a philosophy of inclusivity, not exclusivity.

The TCN is a unique company, creating opportunities for individuals and companies to develop and thrive within the industry. Its mission is to put talent in front of those with the power to move careers forward, launching careers and supporting talent through numerous events.

The TriForce network now has over 16,000 members, spanning all demographics and levels of the media business. It traverses race, class or position and provides a link to all in the network from the bottom to the top. TriForce’s network consists of casting directors such as Jeremy Zimmerman and Amy Hubbard, actors Sheridan Smith, Aml Ameen, Rafe Spall and Eammon Walker, musicians Jermaine Jackman, Goldie and Ed Sheeran, and theatre practitioners, executive producers and writers.

We have teamed up with TCN to help build avenues for diverse, creative talent to get into TV roles both in front of and behind the camera. We will provide creative expertise, industry knowledge and networking opportunities to TriForce Productions as the start-up looks to secure its first developments. 

Tony Jordan 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.”

Read the full article on the Guardian website.