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.

This is an exceptional opportunity and the program is quite literally changing people's lives.

- Jeff Kopas, Co-Founder

POV and 3RD Street combined are a truly unique program, unlike anything else available.

- Jamie Purdon, Co-Founder

Our Partnership

In 2012 POV ran twelve modules in partnership with 3rd Street. This collaboration proved extremely successful and led to our combined training program that not only equips our students with valuable technical skills, but also imparts critical thinking and soft skills that they might not otherwise learn.

Together we are able to prepare our students for, and subsequently place them in, their desired media jobs, as well as mentor them throughout their emerging careers. The partnership between POV and 3rd Street has created an organization like no other: POV 3rd Street is literally changing people’s lives.

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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Jeff Kopas

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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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