About

RELEVÉ ENTERTAINMENT
Relevé Entertainment is a multi-faceted entertainment company specializing in talent management, brand development and television/film production. The company consistently delivers high-quality, “break-through” family and faith-based programming that engages national audiences. Production credits include: Love & Listings (VH1), The Next Big Thing (BET), Chad Loves Michelle (OWN), My Father’s Daughter (Lifetime), The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel (Lifetime), Music to My Ears (FOX Family),  Fix My Choir (Oxygen), The Sheards (BET), The Sheffields (FYI) and the Oxygen franchise Preachers of  LA, Detroit and Atlanta.  Digitally, Relevé is producing Chatter, streaming on FOXSoul.TV and has a project in development at Quibi. Founded by Dr. Holly Carter, who developed the television and theatrical career of multi-platform superstar Usher, Relevé’s talent roster includes GRAMMY award-winners Michelle Williams, Kierra Sheard and duo Mary Mary, 15-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin, GRAMMY award-nominated Deitrick Haddon, and celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble.  Relevé’s brand partnerships include AT&T, AHF, Walgreens and Honda. Relevé Entertainment’s core areas of operation include Television & FilmClient Partnerships, as well as our Community Engagement Initiatives, such as The Merge Summit.


DR. HOLLY CARTER
Holly Carter helms Relevé Entertainment LLC, a multi-platform production and talent partnership boutique that curates content across media and has managed award-winning, multi-platinum artists including Usher, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Kierra Sheard and Michelle Williams.  Inspired by a passion for artist development, this twenty-five-year industry veteran began her career in television casting The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Roc, and Martin ultimately expanding into content creation and brand development. Under her company umbrella, Carter created Oxygen’sbreakout franchise Preachers Of LA, Detroit, and Atlanta and most recently, the Lifetime original, The Clarks Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel,with producing partners Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot and Mary J. Blige, which premiered as the highest rated original movie of 2020, on both broadcast and cable nets, with an audience of  3+ million and an additional 11+ million streams in its debut week.

Additional production credits include the celebrity real estate show, Love & Listings, season 1 & 2 (VH1), the music competition show, The Next Big Thing (BET), the docu-series Chad Loves Michelle (OWN) and the Victoria Gotti biopic, My Father’s Daughter (Lifetime).

Carter is currently developing Music to My Ears, a live-action gospel feature film based on the life work of her father, for FOX.

On the digital front, Carter created a talk format show called Chatter, streaming weekly on FOX Soul.TV, a series about African American beauty and its impact on all cultures, in development for Quibiand she recently developed and produced an all-encompassing Holiday Dream Campaign for AT&T.  Continuing to develop innovative brand campaigns, Carter has produced community initiatives for Walgreens and AHF, a PSA for the Honda Motor Company and co-created a bedding, candle and décor line “Believe at Home” by Michelle Williams, sold exclusively at e-commerce retailers nationally.

Important to note…public service and empowering others are important tenets to Carter. Since 2009, Relevé Entertainment has annually produced The Merge Summit, a complete weekend of education, empowerment and entertainment in Los Angeles. One of the largest education events for people of faith, The Merge Summit features over 100 of entertainment’s top artists and executives “paying it forward” by leading interactive panel discussions, workshops and master class sessions covering music, television, film, artistry, branding and more. Carter is also the Chair of Freedom of Spirit, an outreach ministry dedicated to serving the homeless and less fortunate, in South Los Angeles, for the past 35 years, started by her parents, the late Reverend Billy and Mrs. Ruth Watkins.

Finally, along with Emmy Award-winning casting director Robi Reed, Carter has created The ASCEND Bible Movement, a monthly entertainment industry bible study. The bible study has drawn an impressive group of attendees each month and is presently gaining an even more expansive following as ASCEND is now being offered digitally as a mid-week online service.

A Los Angeles native, wife and mother of two, Carter is a graduate of the MBA program at the USC Marshall School of Business and holds a Doctorate of Divinity from the Southern California School of Ministry.  Very active in her Church, Carter oversees the Fine Arts department and leads praise and worship.

She also oversees her high-school-aged daughters entrepreneurial ventures, including the Journey’s Collection, an exclusive line of hair accessories. And while the teen has aspirations of career in architecture and interior design, she currently has a burgeoning acting career, which Carter also manages.

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