Vinnie Potestivo is an American casting director and television producer. He is a graduate of Wagner College and has worked ascasting director for TV, Film, Commercials, Voice Overs, and Print prior to accepting a full-time position at MTV in 1998.
He is currently the President of Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment, Inc (VPE) which began as a full-service talent and casting agency dedicated to finding talent solutions for all media platforms including broadcast, digital and print. At the helm of MTV’s East Coast Talent & Series Development Department, he was responsible for launching some of today’s biggest names including: Mandy Moore, Nick Cannon, Benji & Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), Vanessa Minnillo and Ashlee Simpson. He is also the Creating Producer of 8th & Ocean,Man & Wife, Aly & AJ: A Sister Act, Me & Mr. Jones, Foxy and I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom.
In 2006 he co-created Man & Wife with Fatman Scoop, which was developed for television and aired on MTV in 2008. While at MTV, he worked closely with the MTV News & Doc, Original Series Development and Celebrity Music & Talent Departments to deliver talent-driven-programming for various MTVN platforms.