Vinnie Potestivo

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Vinnie Potestivo
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Born Vincent Salvatore Potestivo
(1977-05-22) May 22, 1977 (age 39)
Staten Island, New York, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Casting Director, Executive Producer, Digital Strategist, Periscope Broadcaster
Years active 1998–present
Parent(s) Vincent Potestivo, Debra Potestivo

Vinnie Potestivo is seasoned American media professional with an extensive track record of success as a Television Casting Director and Executive Producer.[1] He is a graduate of Wagner College and is credited with pioneering and evolving the talent-driven programming market in TV and Digital Media platforms over the last 20 years. He is currently the Head of Talent & Series Development at Noble Savages where he oversees casting and development of original programming.

Potestivo has a proven track record[2] of creating and casting compelling content that has had a direct impact on pop culture such as MTV’s Total Request Live, Punk’d, The Osbournes, 8th & Ocean, Laguna Beach, The Hills, The Ashlee Simpson Show, The Tom Green Show, House of Style, Fashionably Loud and Wild ‘n Out, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Pregnant In Heels, Chef Roblé & Co., and Newlyweds: The First Year for Bravo as well as E!’s House of DVF, A&E’s Breaking Boston, CBS’s Dogs In the City and FYI’s A Question of Love (a Noble Savages original production). Potestivo is a seasoned talent development executive who is a driving force behind the industry’s success in talent-driven programming, having helped launch the careers of many stars such as Mandy Moore, Nick Cannon, Benji & Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), Vanessa Minnillo, Molly Sims, Kelly Osbourne, Tyrese Gibson, Nick Cannon and Ashlee Simpson.

Potestivo launched "VPE: Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment, Inc", a full service modern media agency where he and his team have sold, produced and/or cast thousands of original programming hours for an array of network clients such as CBS, A&E, Lifetime, USA Networks, Bravo, VH1, WEtv, MTV, MTV2, MTV tr3s, VH1, Logo, FYI, E!, TLC, Oxygen, truTV and AMC as well as digital platforms such as,,, and since opening its doors in 2007.

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 programming specials such as the Video Music Awards, Spring Break and New Year’s Eve. It was here that he first rubbed shoulders with Mandy Moore, discovered Gideon Yago on the campus of Columbia University and auditioned Beyoncé Knowles for her debut acting role in MTV Films’ Carmen: A Hip Hopera.

On February 14, 2015 Vincent S Potestivo became an ordained minister and is a licensed Marriage Officiant in the CIty of New York.

Selected filmography[edit]

Show Credit Season Network/Platform
A Question of Love Co-Executive Producer All FYI
Passion Project Executive Producer All [1]
Groomer's Pet Executive Producer All [2]
Lady & the Help Executive Producer Pilot 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 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 Misc. Seasons A&E
Biography Talent Producer Misc. Seasons A&E
Sunset Daze Producer All WEtv
Entertainment Living Executive Producer All [3]
Visions Of Rock Executive Producer 2008–2009 [4]
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 [5]
Foxy Producer pilot MTV
Laguna Beach Network Executive Seasons 1, 2, 3 MTV
The Hills Network Executive Seasons 1 & 2 MTV
Newport Beach Network Executive Season 1 MTV
Run's House Network Executive Seasons 1,2,3 MTV
Battle of the Sexes Network Executive All MTV
Inferno Network Executive Season 1 & 2 MTV
Gauntlet Network Executive Seasons 1, 2, 3 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 2005–2007 MTV2
Wonder Showzen Network Executive 2005–2006 MTV2
Headbangers Ball Network Executive 2003–2007 MTV2
Sucker Free Network Executive 2005–2007 MTV2


On Camera: How To Report, Anchor & Interview[3] An educational textbook for those who are interested in pursuing on-camera careers
30 Under 30 Most Influential Entertainers[4] 30 Entertainers/Executives from the New York area responsible for contributing/creating various forms of entertainment content, all of whom are under 30 years of age.