Vinnie Potestivo is the founding owner of VPE, a digital agency that specializes in amplifying the voice of entrepreneur-lead businesses through the use of dynamic content. He has been quoted. in major print publications as well as industry periodicals
He has served as Casting Director and Creative Executive on well-known television programs such as MTV's The Tom Green Show, Total Request Live, Punk’d, The Osbournes, 8th & Ocean, Laguna Beach, The Hills, The Ashlee Simpson Show, House of Style, Wild ‘n Out, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Pregnant In Heels, Chef Roblé & Co., Project Runway and Newlyweds: The First Year as well as E!’s House of DVF and most recently FYI’s A Question of Love.
He has been credited with launching the careers of many notable stars such as Mandy Moore, Nick Cannon, Molly Sims, Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, Stephen Colletti, Benji Madden & Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), Brian McFayden, Christina Milian, Vanessa Lachey, Kelly Osbourne & Jack Osbourne, Ashlee Simpson, Tyrese Gibson, LaLa, Quddus, DJ Clue, Gideon Yago, Damien Fahey and Danielle Staub from The Real Housewives of New Jersey. In 2001, he cast Beyonce Knowles in her first major lead role in a film, MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera.
Prior to VPE, Potestivo ran MTV’s East Coast Series & Talent Development Department under the direction of its Executive Vice President, Rod Aissa. For nearly a decade Potestivo created and developed original talent-driven programming in addition to discovering and securing talent for specials such as the Video Music Awards, Spring Break and New Year’s Eve Live programming.
Born and raised in Staten Island, he was one of the original 30 Under 30 Most Influential Creative Staten Islanders. Potestivo is a graduate of Wagner College and is a licensed Wedding Officiant in New York City, NY and Boston, MA.
|A Question of Love||Co-Executive Producer||All||FYI|
|Passion Project||Executive Producer||All||HooplaHa.com|
|Groomer's Pet ||Executive Producer||All||ulive.com|
|Lady & the Help||Executive Producer||All||USA Networks|
|I'm Married To A...||Producer||All||VH1|
|House of DVF||Casting Director||All||E!|
|Dogs In the City||Casting Director||All||CBS|
|Finding My Father||Casting Director||All||Oxygen|
|Newlyweds: The First Year||Casting Director||Pilot & Season 1||Bravo|
|The Real Housewives of New Jersey||Casting Director||Season 3||Bravo|
|The Millionaire Matchmaker||Casting Director||NYC Season||Bravo|
|Pregnant In Heels||Casting Director||Season 2||Bravo|
|Chef Roblé & Co.||Casting Director||All||Bravo|
|Untying the Knot||Casting Director||Pilot & Season 1||Bravo|
|Big Brooklyn Style||Casting Director||Pilot & Season 1||TLC|
|Built||Casting Director||All||Bravo & Style Network|
|Newlyweds: The First Year||Casting Director||All||Bravo|
|Entertainment Living||Executive Producer||All||PointClickHome.com|
|Visions Of Rock||Executive Producer||2008–2009||VisionsOfRock.com|
|8th & Ocean||Producer||All||MTV|
|Aly & AJ: A Sister Act||Producer & Developed by||All||MTV|
|I Won't Love You To Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom||Producer||All||MTV|
|Me & Mr. Jones||Executive Producer||All||MTV|
|Man & Wife||Producer||All||ManAndWife.tv|
|Laguna Beach||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|The Hills||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|Newport Beach||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|Run's House||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|Battle of the Sexes||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|The Challenge||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|The Gauntlet||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|The Duel||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|Fresh Meat||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|The Shop||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|The Andy Milonakis Show||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|Wonder Showzen||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|Headbangers Ball||Network Executive||All||MTV|
|Sucker Free||Network Executive||All||MTV|
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