Who We Are
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it"
IVA is home to some of the world's top rising and diverse artists, working in media and entertainment today. We are a new kind of company, a company dedicated to equity and with a commitment to inspire future generations to come. Our focus is to always provide our clients with quality services, and to ensure that all of tomorrow's diverse voices and talented visionaires are equally represented across media and entertainment across the globe regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, social status, age or language.
In addition to talent and literary management, as well as film and television production, IVA is also the creator, founder and producer of the YouthMundus Festival Initiative, which is a new youth driven and environmentally friendly global content and music festival for youth centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). YouthMundus' mission and vision is to raise awareness about important and time sensitive social eissues affecting today's global youth and society. The festival initiative's fundamental objectives are to gather, connect and inspire young voices from around the globe to speak up and stand in solidarity to encourage youth to believe that change is possible by enforcing and promoting equity, respect, tolerance, love, solidarity, authenticity, peace, justice, unity, safety, inclusion and humanity.
We look forward to hearing from you and discovering all the innovative possibilities of working together.
Meet the Team IVA Women
Founder & CEO
Ina Petersen is IVA’s Founder and CEO. Upon completing her B.A. in Psychology and English Literature at Harvard University in 2013, the multilingual Petersen began her career at ICM Partners. She joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 2014, and international sales company Sierra Affinity in 2017. Petersen's specialties are film finance, sales, and talent management. She has worked with teams behind Academy Award-winning projects, which among others include Brooklyn and Moonlight, as well as other critically acclaimed titles such as, The Lobster and Ingrid Goes West. Petersen also worked with the team behind critically acclaimed film, Atomic Blonde. During her years at CAA, she contributed to the company's philanthropic division by originating ideas for projects dedicated to help the world's refugees.
Head of PR, Talent Relations & Media Consulting
Dijana Stupar is IVA’s Head of PR, Talent Relations & Media Consulting. She has an extensive Scandinavian event, PR, film and music festival experience and has worked several years for Over Oslo, Øya, Gullruten, Heartland, Pride and Oslo Pix Festivals in Norway. Stupar has organized several nonprofit and fundraising campaigns, where she has raised over $13,000 for UNICEF as a part of Norway’s biggest annual charity event, airing on Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, NRK. She is also one of the main founders of a non-profit association, The Rainbow Team Events, which is dedicated to bridge the gaps, and dismantle social prejudices - for (and with) young people across the globe, through inclusive, shared experiences of representative art and like-minded interests.
Artist Spotlight Contributor
A recent acting graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Veronica has extensive experience in film and television. In 2017, Veronica made her regional theater debut with the Hangar Lab Company in a production of Harold Pinter's The Room. While working at the Hangar, she was involved in several other of their productions, including their Wedge (The Messenger) and KIDDSTUFF series' (Aesop's Fables). Most recently, Veronica was featured in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's Spring Season in a production of Julius Caesar as Portia.
When not performing, Veronica is running the YouthMundus Festival’s social media, researching for various projects and interviewing artists for YouthMundus’s Artist Spotlight series - a project she proudly spearheaded.
Executive Assistant to CEO
Mary Losurdo is a graduate student at Colorado State University earning her Masters in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management. Mary has worked as a Production Stage Manager and Project Manager in Los Angeles, California where she lives with her partner and their two cats. Mary is passionate about social justice and the environment, and strives to improve the world one (or many) artistic endeavor at a time!