Dr. Holly Carter
Dr. Holly Carter is a manager, television, film, and interactive media producer and a former talent agent. She is the founder of Relevé Entertainment in Beverly Hills, California, which packages, produces, and distributes family and faith-based projects for mainstream success. She also represents urban crossover talent, where intersecting involvement in the genres of film, television, and music is the focal point. A graduate of the MBA program at the USC Marshall School of Business, she also holds a Doctorate of Divinity from the Southern California School of Ministry. Dr. Carter’s career started in television casting, handling such Emmy Award winning projects as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Roc, In Living Color, Martin, and several others. Branching into talent management, she built a stellar reputation as a tenacious negotiator and career strategist, with a passion in discovering and presenting to the mainstream market, concepts that have been overlooked by traditional buyers in the entertainment field. Her past client list includes a slew of award winning artists including Usher, Lil’ Romeo and Master P, as well as gospel favorites Mary Mary. Currently, she represents multi-award winning, platinum record selling gospel artist and actor, Deitrick Haddon. She also handles television and film packaging for gospel great Donnie McClurkin and Kierra Sheard. From the sports world, she represents champion boxer Roy Jones, Jr. Within television and film, her producer credits include feature films The Gospel (Sony ScreenGems), In the Mix (Lionsgate) starring Usher Raymond, and Mama I want to Sing, starring Lynn Whitfield, Hill Harper and R&B hit maker, Ciara. She is also the creator and executive producer of BET’s 106 & Gospel, and the Nickelodeon hit series Romeo!. Her latest feature film project,A Beautiful Soul, features Deitrick Haddon. A passionate Philanthropist, she produced a non-profit concert for Hurricane Katrina survivors, featuring gospel greats Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin, among others. She was a strong advocate for then-Senator Barack Obama's 2008 presidential bid and produced his “Embrace the Change Tour”, a three day, multi-city gospel concert series in the Carolinas promoting the then-candidate’s presidential campaign. More recently, she produced the Empowerment Summit Sessions for the National Urban League in its annual 2011 event. She is the founder of The Merge Summit held annually in downtown Los Angeles. This three-day event features a diverse array of entertainment industry executives and celebrity talent, along with leaders in the faith-based community. The Merge Summit workshops and classes offer an exclusive opportunity for aspiring executives and talent to glean from key influencers in entertainment, ministry and corporate America.