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 in media and entertainment across the globe regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, social status, age or language.
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.
Marie-Lou Obdeijn is currently studying film conception, production, camera, direction, and editing at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound (Ritcs) in Brussels, Belgium. She has customer service, project leader and management experience in various environments, and has worked several years within social media management and coordination, website development and maintenance, content creation, and blogging. Obdeijn is currently IVA’s Apprentice, as well as board member and website developer for The Rainbow Team Events.
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.
Tessa M. Dobrow is a recent NYU Tisch Graduate, with a passion for the NYC art world. Originally from Baltimore, she moved to New York in pursuit of her education receiving double degrees in Drama and Journalism. Tessa has been a part of various film projects, including the latest Marvel movie: Avengers Endgame. She’s also collaborated in the creation of several short films and theater productions. As an intern at Inner Voice Artists, Tessa focuses on the Artist Spotlight Series, film research and the YouthMundus Festival.
Emma Heyndrickx is currently studying Scandinavian Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She has experience in the sales and administrative sectors, as well as social media management, photography, and organization of various events and travel. As an intern at Inner Voice Artists, Emma is continuing her work with social media management and event organization.
Drew Lederman is a voracious writer and actor with a passion for entertainment and social justice. She is currently a senior at New York University with a double major in Journalism and Acting, and a minor in Business of Entertainment. A passionate screenwriter and TV-writer, she recently completed her first feature-length screenplay in the Advanced Screenwriting program at NYU London. One of her proudest achievements is her original scripted melodrama podcast, Till Death Do Us Podcast (available on Apple Podcasts). When she’s not writing or creating, she moonlights as a pop-culture savant.
Bio: Mary Losurdo is a graduate student at Colorado State University earning her Masters in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management. Mary works 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!