News| TRIFORCE CREATIVE NETWORK LAUNCHES PRODUCTION COMPANY WITH RED PLANET PICTURES

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TriForce Creative Network (TCN), (formerly known as TriForce Promotions), has announced the launch of its new production company TriForce Productions. 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.”

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Watch| Trailer for ‘Second Coming’ Starring Nadine Marshall & Idris Elba

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Set in present day London, Jackie (Nadine Marshall) is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband’s (Idris Elba). She says she hasn’t slept with anybody else, now she doesn’t know if she is losing her mind. Communication, trust and intimacy are at the heart of this warm, fearless family drama as Jackie struggles to explain news of her pregnancy. Over the course of a year the film follows Jackie, husband Mark and their 11 year old son JJ (Kai Francis Lewis) as this ordinary family struggles for answers as accusations start to fly.

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BAFTA Seeks Crew Members for Skills Development Programme

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the call for applications for BAFTA Crew, the professional networking and skills development programme for below-the-line film and television practitioners. Applications are open at http://bit.ly/BAFTACrew to individuals from across the UK and, for the first time, to professionals living in London. The deadline for applications is Thursday 19 May 2015.

BAFTA Crew aims to support career progression by connecting crew talent with their peers and established industry figures throughout the country. The initiative is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Funds, and run in partnership with Creative England in the English regions.

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Marsha Thomason, Paterson Joseph and Christopher Eccleston star in ITV Drama ‘Safe House’

Check out the trailer for Safe House, an ITV1 four-part drama created and written by Michael Crompton and directed by Marc Evans. Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher are asked by close friend and police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph), to turn their remote guest house into a safe house. However, by the looks of things, trouble isn't too far away.

Starts Monday 20th April 9pm on ITV1.

News| Wunmi Mosaku & Adeel Akhtar to star in BBC One gentrification drama ‘Capital’

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Toby Jones (Marvellous, The Girl), Lesley Sharp (Scott And Bailey, The Shadow Line) Wunmi Mosaku (Dancing On The Edge, In The Flesh) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia, Four Lions) are set to star in BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker’s adaptation of John Lanchester’s critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Capital, produced by Kudos for BBC One.

Joined by Rachael Stirling (Detectorists, The Bletchley Circle), Gemma Jones (Marvellous, The Lady Vanishes), Robert Emms (Atlantis, War Horse), Bryan Dick (Wolf Hall, Eric And Ernie) and Radoslaw Kaim (Spies Of Warsaw, Wallander), the line-up will also include multi-award-winning Indian actress Shabana Azmi and, fresh from her Olivier award-winning role in West End musical Once, Zrinka Cvitešić.

Set on a single street in South London, Capital is a portrait of a road transformed by soaring property prices: what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, Pepys Road has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses.

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News| Shortlist Announced for 6th Reed.co.uk Short Film Competition

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reed.co.uk, the UK’s largest job site, has released the shortlist for its sixth Short Film Competition which sees up–and-coming filmmakers compete for the chance to win a top prize of £10,000. The competition received 572 entries this year, the highest ever in its history, as filmmakers took on the challenge to create a three minute short film based on an original idea around the theme ‘The Question.’ The work submitted by the 12 shortlisted filmmakers feature a variety of interpretations on the theme, covering everything from romance to religion. 

Now in its sixth year, the reed.co.uk Short Film Competition was created to provide career changing opportunities for young, up–and-coming British creative talent and to have their work seen by industry professionals.

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News| Nominations Announced for the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has announced the nominations for the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015. The annual awards ceremony recognises, inspires and celebrates emerging practitioners from all over Scotland and gives up-and-coming screen industry talent an all-important platform to showcase their work to the wider industry. Thirty nine nominees have been selected across 13 categories by juries made up of industry professionals. 

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