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Vinnie Potestivo

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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.[1] in major print publications[2] as well as industry periodicals[3]

He has served as Casting Director[4] and Creative Executive[5] 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[6]. 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[7], he was one of the original 30 Under 30 Most Influential Creative Staten Islanders[8]. Potestivo is a graduate of Wagner College and is a licensed Wedding Officiant in New York City, NY and Boston, MA.

Noteable Works:

Show Credit Season Network/Platform
A Question of Love Co-Executive Producer All FYI
Passion Project Executive Producer All HooplaHa.com
Groomer's Pet [2] Executive Producer All ulive.com
Lady & the Help Executive Producer All USA Networks
Toddlewood Executive Producer Pilot Lifetime
I'm Married To A... Producer All VH1
Breaking Boston Producer All A&E
Sunset Daze Producer All WEtv
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[9] 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
Flipped Casting Director Multiple A&E
Biography Various Multiple A&E
Sunset Daze Producer All WEtv
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
Foxy Producer pilot MTV
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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  1. McDonald, Andy. "Does Fox's New Reality Series 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry Go Too Far?". huffingtonpost.com. Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. Reardon, Nancy (2006). Author. Focal Press. ISBN 978-0240808093.
  3. Rapkin, Mickey. "An Oral History of 'TRL'". Billboard.com. Billboard Music. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. "Casting Directors". Variety.com.
  5. "Creative Executives". IMDB.com. IMDB.
  6. Staub, Danielle (25 May 2010). The Naked Truth: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewife of New Jersey (Frist ed.). USA: Gallery Books. p. 199. ISBN 9781439182895.
  7. Johnson, Ben. "Casting agent Vinnie Potestivo is recruiting more reality TV stars from Staten Island". SIlive.com. Staten Island Advance. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  8. Bailey, Rob. "Author". SIlive.com. Staten Island Advance.
  9. Crasher, Gate. "'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger preps fourth season with Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment". nydailynews.com. NY Daily News. Retrieved 25 March 2010.


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