Six writers have been awarded paid development commissions as part the TriForce Creative Network Writers Incubator.
The writers will receive access to broadcasters and commissioners to encourage new and inclusive talent, as well as one-to-one mentoring, training and seminars throughout the twelve month paid programme.
TriForce Creative Network, with Creative Skillset and the High-end TV Levy, opened submissions for The TCN Writers Incubator earlier this year to offer television writing talent the chance to further their skills with a year-long paid programme.
Each of the finalists provides engaging writing and storytelling which have been influenced by their unique life experiences; from finding success with young writers programmes, to months travelling around South America, or working on a Bulgarian soap opera.
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with these six outstanding talents, we received almost 1000 submissions for this project, so the finalists really had to stand out to be selected," said Fraser Ayres, CEO of TriForce Productions. "These are names to watch out for over the coming months.”
The six finalists and their main projects are:
Janice Hallett - Blackout
Shimon Greenidge-Forsyth - The Ortlan Birds
Sharma Walfall - Out of Bounds
Mariama Ives-Moiba - A Family Like Mine
Sam Benjamin - Liverpool '81
Tsonko Bumbalov - Lemongrass and Morphine
The finalists were selected from a shortlist of twenty writers, who were invited to meet with Fraser Ayres and Minnie Ayres, Chief Operating Officer of the TriForce Creative Network.
The shortlist of writers for the programme and their projects includes:
Paula B. Stanic – Cracked
Amarjit Bassan – Lalit’s Voice
Robert Goldsbrough – Strangers in Moscow
Tré Gordon – Coconut Boy
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
Charlie Ward – Fragments
Jonny Wright – Northern Monkeys