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 international film and television packaging, 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 helping the world's refugees. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the social awareness raising youth festival, YouthMundus, which is centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Petersen is a proud member of Women In Film.
Head of PR, Media Relations & Business Development
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. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the social awareness raising youth festival, YouthMundus, which is centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Artist Spotlight Contributor
Currently pursuing her degree in Film & Television and Japanese at UCLA, Naomi Segal has always desired to tell untold stories on the screen. She has extensive experience working both below and above the line on short and feature-length films, as well as in social media management.
Naomi is a contributor to IVA’s Artist Spotlight series, where she interviews young emerging changemakers and shares their stories. She also helps run the YouthMundus Festival social media and works as part of IVA’s Los Angeles unit where her focus is on identifying global and diverse TV, Film and Podcast projects.
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!