Lights, Camera, Action

Since 2007, we have trained, placed and kept talented youth in the exciting world of film, television, journalism, photography and new media.

WHAT WE DO

POV programming combines hands-on-technical training, one-to-one mentorship opportunities, and social skills development for the next generation of diverse filmmakers and content creators.
Working with our network of industry partners and employers, we then connect young creatives ages 18-25 with internships and job opportunities across the content production sector. Our industry-led training programs educate emerging filmmakers and creatives through a rigorous process that prepares them for successful entry into the content creation industry.
Upon leaving our programs, POV continues offering support to our alumni and broader community through our digital platforms including POVLabs, POV Talks, and POV Screens.

POV gave me the space to experiment, to fail, to learn from those experiences and to keep moving forward. It was a huge turnaround for me.

- Husam Alaghbari | 2019 MTP Participant

Coming from an immigrant family, and living in low-income housing, entering into an industry where you need money to get money was never an option. POV has opened my eyes to the options that someone like me never thought they had.

- Ladan Siad Filmmaker | Graphic Designer POV Alumni 2018

POV believes that working in the TV & Film production industry should not be a privilege afforded only to those with the means, resources and networks to break in. Since 2007, we have been levelling the field for creative youth from underrepresented communities across the GTA through training, mentorship, and by catalyzing sustainable collaborations that lead to meaningful careers in content production

our work in action since 2007

70

Graduates

2302

Training hours

70

Full time jobs

Meet our board and advisors

Shawn Ahmed

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Orville Wallace

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Clarence Ford

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Ozzy Quiroz

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Edie Weiss

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Edie Weiss

Edie Weiss is the President and CEO of Radke Film Group, which encompasses Radke Films, Steam Films, OPC.TV, Soft Citizen, Filmgroup.TV, Vapor Music, Thread Branded and Common Good.  She is responsible for the overall direction of the aforementioned group, and under her skilled management it has garnered international acclaim.  In 2008 Radke was recognized as one of the top ten production companies in North America, and in 2009 Ms. Weiss received the RBC Woman Entrepreneur Award.

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Divya Shahani

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Divya Shahani

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Ilene Bronsteter

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Ilene Bronsteter

Ilene Bronsteter brings over twenty years of management experience to the board, having owned and managed her own business and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

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Jennifer DeLucia

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Jennifer DeLucia

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Helga Stephenson

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Helga Stephenson

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Scott Mackenzie

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Scott Mackenzie

Scott Mackenzie, an Alberta native who settled in Toronto 20 years ago, has been in film and television production since 1978. His various jobs have included director, cameraman, editor, producer, assistant director, production manager and soundman. From 1989 to 1996 he worked as a freelance producer for television specials, documentaries, independent films, commercials, multimedia presentations and corporate and industrial productions.

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Michelle Archer

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Michelle Archer

Michelle Archer has always had a passion for storytelling and has been in the advertising and marketing industry for over 15 years.  She is a member of SBWCI and 12X12, and has studied Children’s Book Writing at Gotham Writer’s Workshop.  She is also the sole proprietor of Flatdog Consulting.

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Franca Piacente

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Rem Langan

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Rem Langan

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